McDonalds supports women at Chicago conference

McDonald's supports women at Chicago conference

 September 10, 2018

McDonald’s recognizes the invaluable roles of women at all levels of their organization. They are inspired by their strength and leadership and together with their franchisees are dedicated to the success of these women. Create & Cultivate, an online destination and offline conference series designed to entertain, inspire and empower women, shares McDonald's desire to continue supporting women in their career growth. That is why when the Create & Cultivate Conference came to Chicago, McDonald's was proud to be on-site and host a variety of unique moments and opportunities for all the women who attended.

Hearing from inspirational women

Throughout the event, attendees heard from a variety of motivational speakers, experts, and career-minded women, including the McDonald’s Head of Cultural Engagement & Experiences, Lizette Williams. During the “Dollars & Sense” panel, she shared anecdotes and advice from her experience in building a corporate career.

Rewarding local businesses

Lizette also participated as a judge for the McDonald’s Speed Pitching Competition. Along with other panelists, McDonald’s heard over 30 pitches from women who were competing for a $5,000 grant towards expanding their business.

At the end of the night, the brand was able to award not only one but two businesses with a grant! McDonald's congratulates Boss Mom and The Curve Shop Consignment for their entrepreneurial spirit and passion for building a business that generates social good. With 90% of restaurants owned and operated by local men and women, McDonald's understand the passion behind starting a business and following your dreams and are proud to be a part of the journey in each of these businesses.

Throughout the course of the day, McDonald’s also provided attendees several opportunities to fuel up with Buttermilk Crispy Tenders, World Famous Fries and a Sundae bar.

McDonald’s continues to change for the better and looks for ways to extend their services outside their restaurants and into the communities they operate and serve in. They recognize that women run their business every day and will continue to support their growth from the crew room to the C-suite.

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McDonald's provides significant career opportunities for talented women. Did you know they have 36,000 restaurants worldwide, 1.9 million people work for McDonald’s and its Franchisees and they have restaurants in over 100 countries? Find out more about their career options.

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