January 29, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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Kick off the New Year right by devoting some time to your professional development! Join us for a glass of wine, light appetizers and a lively evening discussion of Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't by Simon Sinek

Book Description: Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. 

In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation, and failure. Why?

If you haven't been able to participate in one of our book clubs, this is an excellent opportunity to rectify that situation!

Thanks to Thornton Tomasetti for hosting!


Thornton Tomasetti
330 N. Wabash Avenue, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL


Registration is FREE and advance RSVP is required for building security.  

Brought to you by the SEAOI PR Committee and SEAOI WiSE 






Carol Post ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
Jerome Tobolski ( Thornton Tomasetti )
Rachel Jackson ( Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. )
Scott Conwell ( Illinois Structural Masonry Coalition )
Stephen Schmitt ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
David Horos ( Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP )
Zen Bagnole ( Thornton Tomasetti )
Chintan Patel ( HDR ENGINEERING Inc. )
Christine Freisinger ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Edgardo Santana ( ATMI Precast )
Mark Bendok ( Alfred Benesch & Company )
Jennifer Traut-Todaro ( AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction )
Amanda Featherstone ( Forefront Structural Engineers, Inc. )
Jonathan Tavarez ( American Institute of Steel Construction )
Jennifer Deem ( Forefront Structural Engineers, Inc. )
Stephanie Crain ( SEAOI )
Yasmin Chaudhry ( Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. )
Lamyae Reklaoui ( Goodfriend Magruder Structure LLC )
Michelle Ryland ( Klein & Hoffman )