Grit+Grace Day

This is about YOU! Your ambition, your well-being. Your fight, your self-care. Your Grit. Your Grace. You know there’s greatness in you. You know you should make yourself more of a priority. So what’s holding you back?

At Grit + Grace Day, learn how to next-level your ambitions
and how to be good to you — mind, body, and spirit.


What You Can Expect


A unique experience.
An inclusive, vibrant and safe environment for women to feed your ambitions and your soul. Access game-changing coaches, power-networking, rock star women leaders, master classes, self-care experts, pamper party, and more!

Gain confidence and a game plan.
Onsite professional and personal coaching.

Connect, network and get inspired.
Hear from and network with dynamic women leaders from across industries like keynote speaker Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta.

Activate your superpower: Grace.
Learn how to be a grace practitioner through self-care, self-compassion and self-acceptance in an inclusive, safe environment.

Meet the Event Founder


Cheryle Jackson

AAR, SVP Global Business Development

Cheryle Robinson Jackson’s career has been marked by many firsts, spanning international business, civil rights, politics, government, not-for-profit, and the media. A senior aviation executive at AAR, and a rare woman of color in this position, Cheryle is a real go-getter. Prior to joining AAR, she ran for President Barack Obama’s vacantU.S. Senate seat in 2010 after serving as the first female president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League.

In her intimate TEDx Talk “Grit and Grace,” Cheryle validates the career trajectories of go-getters like herself but also implores women to self-advocate and practice grace, love in action toward self, as a sustainable model of success. The overwhelming response led Cheryle to consider ways to serve women on a broader scale. Hence, Grit + Grace Day and were born. Cheryle wants to provide accessible and affordable coaching to all women ready to live out their best lives.

Those in need of financial assistance to attend Grit + Grace Day can apply  for one of a limited number of scholarships.

Meet the Grit+Grace Speaker



Mary Dillon

Ulta Beauty CEO

A proud Chicago native and CEO of Ulta Beauty since 2013, Mary Dillon has strategically driven the beloved beauty retailer to achieve record breaking sales and profits, recently earning the company a place on The Fortune 500 list. Fortune Magazine also named Dillon No. 5 on its 2017 Business Person of the Year
top 20 listing.