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Jamila is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ladies of Virtue (LOV).  LOV, a mentoring and leadership program for girls, was recently designated as a Gold Star Mentoring Program by MENTOR Illinois.

As a mentor, social entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Jamila Trimuel has over ten years of experience in strategic planning and parent/community engagement for nonprofit organizations in healthcare and education.  Jamila is a Broad Residency alum, a highly competitive leadership program that places participants in high-level managerial positions to help transform our public school systems.  In 2014, she served as Toastmasters International District 30 Youth Leadership Chair overseeing public speaking and leadership programs for its 4,000 members.     

In 2016, Jamila was recognized as a Change Agent and invited to attend the United State of Women Summit hosted by the White House

Jamila is the product of the South Shore community on Chicago’s southeast side.  She attributes a large part of her success to her parents and thanks them for fueling her grit and desire to pursue her passion at all costs. Jamila was recognized as Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Humanitarian Award winner in 2012.  She was also recognized as a Change Agent and invited to the United State of Women Summit hosted by the White House in 2016.  In 2017, she was recognized by Chicago Scholars for their 35 under 35 Award.  

Jamila has a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush University.  She also holds a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from The Broad Center for Management of School Systems. In addition to the Broad Residency, Jamila graduated from several prestigious leadership programs including IMPACT through the Chicago Urban League and University of Chicago and the Schweitzer Fellowship.  She is also a Kellogg Executive Scholar from Northwestern University. Jamila resides in the South Loop community with her husband, Damien.

LADIES OF VIRTUE CELEBRATES SIX YEARS
WITH ITS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER “LEADING WITH VIRTUE” COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Five influential women will be honored for leading with purpose, passion and perseverance.

Contact Jamila Trimuel
Email jtrimuel@LOVChicago.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 2017
Website www.lovchicago.org
Phone 312-593-0879

The night will honor five leading Chicago women while raising funds to support the girls of Ladies of Virtue. (Chicago, IL) November 3, 2017–Ladies of Virtue (LOV) empower girls, ages 9 to 18, to become confident and purpose-driven leaders through mentoring, career explorations and youth-led service projects. This annual fundraiser aims to honor and recognize elite women who represent the Ladies of Virtue core values. LOV has a goal of raising $50,000 to support their participants. The event will be emceed by ABC’s Chicago, Dionne Miller at the newly renovated Chicago Firehouse
Restaurant. The night will be an evening that showcases the accomplishments of the girls who have participated in LOV programming throughout the year. There is much to celebrate in 2017.

– Won Gold Star Mentoring Award by MENTOR Illinois
– 96% of LOV’s participants were placed in summer employment
– 100% college acceptance rate
– 100% post-secondary enrollment (4-year college, 2-year colleges, Air Force)

Jamila Trimuel is the founder of Ladies of Virtue, she created this organization with the hope of instilling purpose, passion, and perseverance in girls ages 9 – 18, while preparing them for college, career and to become change agents in their communities. Over the last 6 years, Ladies of Virtue has served over 1,000 girls throughout the Chicagoland area.
“Growing up on the south side of Chicago, my father instilled a daily mantra: “You are an Africangirl and you can do anything you set your mind to.” My mother used to sing, “Me and you will conquer the world.” These affirmations set a tone, providing me with the confidence to know that I can achieve my dreams. ~Jamila Trimuel
Ladies of Virtue provides mentoring and leadership development primarily to African-American girls from under-resourced communities who lack the social capital and opportunities to navigate to and through college and a career. Leading with Virtue Cocktail Reception Friday, November 3, 2017 6pm-9pm Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
1401 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60605

The night’s honorees:
Dr. Suzet McKinney Elsie Cardell Fareeda Shabazz
CEO/Executive Director
Illinois Medical District
President
Results Sales & Marketing, LLC
Principal
Crane Medical Prep High School
Mavis Laing Corliss Garner
Executive Director
IMPACT Leadership
Development Program
Chicago Urban League
VP of Diverse Markets
Community Affairs
BMO Harris Bank
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If you would like more information about this topic or would like to interview about this event, please contact Jamila Trimuel at 312-339-8475 or email at jtrimuel@LOVChicago.Org


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