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Laura to moderate the Kimpton Gray’s “Women Empowering Women” Talk

CHICAGO, ILLaura Schwartz Live and The Kimpton Gray Hotel Chicago are very pleased to announce Professional Emcee Laura Schwartz as moderator for the Kimpton Gray’s first “Women Empowering Women” Talk, September 2018.

In partnership with The Trunk Club for Business, a Nordstrom company, the topic of the day will be fashion, travel and always putting your best heel forward as professional women. The panel will discuss with the audience the importance of aligning your personal and corporate brands while dressing for the job you want.

The women participating and attending will also be collecting donations of gently used professional apparel to support Chicago’s Bridge to Success.

Members of the panel are:

Moderator: Laura Schwartz, author, professional emcee and motivational speaker

Panelist: Suzanne Halperin, Kimpton Vice President of Catering and Brand Operations

Panelist: Dina Fenili, Kimpton Gray Director of Sales & Marketing, The Kimpton Gray Chicago

Panelist: Emily Pare, Trunk Club Director of Sales Operations

Panelist: Lisey Barela, Trunk Club Head of Sales in Chicago

For more information or to schedule an interview with Laura, please contact Ashley Brooks at or 312-767-7415.

About The Kimpton Gray Hotel

The Kimpton Gray Hotel, located in the historic New York Life Insurance building of the Chicago Loop, is a 293 room hotel at 122 W. Monroe Street. With the origin of the name stemming from the building’s original Georgia Gray marble, The Gray has been fully revitalized into a space that celebrates a rich history and a decidedly tailored future. The guest rooms at The Gray are modern and minimalist, with a touch of irreverence. A textured gray palette is accentuated by powder blue, brass, and gold foil, with the occasional unexpected twist thrown in. It all comes together to create an impeccably tailored room that meets the highest of modern design sensibilities. The Gray, which opened in August of 2016, is the latest to join the three existing Kimpton properties in Chicago, making it the 7th property in the Midwest. For more information, visit

About Trunk Club

Trunk Club is a Chicago-based personalized styling service for men and women, offering
 both virtual and in-person shopping options. Shoppers can visit Trunk Club’s retail Clubhouses in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington D.C., for an in-person styling session or custom fitting for any occasion. For those who prefer an at-home experience, Trunk Club offers a virtual styling option, where a personal stylist sends a curated Trunk of clothing to their home based on the customer’s style, fit and lifestyle preferences. Trunk Club offers everything from weekend casual clothing to formal wear, and as a subsidiary of Nordstrom, the clothes and service are on par with those standards. For more information on Trunk Club, visit

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