Wharton Club Alumni of Chicago

The Wharton Club of Chicago, in partnership with MIT Sloan Alumni Network, Columbia Business School Alumni Club of Chicago, Berkeley Haas Alumni Network, Chicago Booth Alumni Club, and Penn Club of Chicago, invites you to a special in-person discussion with Ilene...

Break The Bias

It was a pleasure to join @Jan Philipp Bender and my friends from @BCGonIndustrialGoods on March 29 for a discussion on #leadership and charting your own course. See on LinkedIn See on...

Future of Food: Leading Transformation from Corporates to Venture

On March 29 Ilene Gordon, former CEO & Chairman of Ingredion, and Ashley Hartman, Managing Partner at Bluestein Ventures had a webinar discussion on the topic: Future of Food: “Leading Transformation from Corporates to Venture”. They covered such...

Navigating Dual Career Families – A Conversation

Ilene participated in the conversation Navigating Dual Career Families – A Conversation featuring EVP General Counsel Jennifer Johnson for International Flavors & Fragrances for International Women’s day Watch Session  ...

Hear our talk at UIC Graham School

Our thanks to the University of Chicago Graham School and those who attended our discussion of Doubling Down: The Secret Sauce on November 18th. Watch Session  ...

Kirkus Review

“Dual-income households have long been the norm in the United States, with women increasingly enjoying professional careers that rival or surpass their husbands’. Even so, succeeding as one of these “dual-career couples,” as Gordon and Bluestein call them, is...

Testimonial

To say I could absolutely not stop reading it till the end is an absolute understatement. As a woman: I thank you. As a mother: I thank you As a wife/spouse: I thank you As a leader: I thank you As a mentor/friend: I thank you Susana Suarez, Former EVP, Chief Human...

Indie Reader Review

Divided into ten chapters, DOUBLING DOWN covers everything from being a supportive partner and managing money, to adjusting to retirement and juggling travel demands. DOUBLING DOWN: The Secret Sauce for Dual-Career Families begins with an eye-opening revelation:...

BookLife Review

“Gordon and Bluestein, former CEOs of multiple international organizations, pair expert know-how with streetwise experience in this indispensable guide for couples–or singles–looking for success in dual-career roles. Married for more than 40 years, the duo share...

Weathering the Covid Stress Test

The pandemic has put many dual-career families through a particularly rigorous stress test. Figuring out how to be effective in two high-powered careers while working remotely and still splitting other life responsibilities equitably requires high levels of creativity...