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MADEUS PAY IT4WARD C H I C A G O MADE BY KRIS CHRISTIAN BMW of North America and MADE Magazine honored four outstanding women at STK Chicago for the 10th installment of the “Women Who Pay it 4ward” Honors Brunch. The series started in the Windy City in 2015 and has traveled to New York, Los Angles, Washington DC, Miami, Charlotte and Atlanta over the past 2 years. Here’s a recap of the momentus occasion. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE Hosted by WGN TV’s Cortney Hall, the “Women Who Pay It 4ward” Honors Brunch was a filled with fun, fellowship and philanthropy as we celebrated the 2015 Inaugural Class and the 40th honoree in the empowerment brunch series. Farissa Knox and Yolandra Johnson of the inaugural class and Alia Dalal, Pamela Montgomery, Priya Shah and Ingrid Sanders were celebrated for their commitment to service. Each of the women shared their stories of how they use their passions to fuel underserved communities and families. BMW also presented two-time Breast Cancer Survivor and honoree, Ingrid Sanders with a floral gift in recognition of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a heartfelt dedication to his mother Dollie M. Williams, Kevin Williams, Head of Multicultural Marketing, Diversity & Inclusion for BMW of North America shared the program’s mission to celebrate unsung heroines around the nation who pay it forward everyday through kind acts of service. He also shared the empowerment series was inspired by BMW’s 4 series, a BMW favorite among professional women. During the “Women Who Pay It 4Ward” event, honorees and guests are also invited to participate in BMW’s “Drive for a Cause” initiative. For every test drive, a donation will be made to Girl Forward, a Chicago-based mentoring program that pairs girls with mentors to engage in “4W” | 22