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2023 October Luncheon
Illini Country Club
1601 Illini Road
Springfield, Illinois 62704
(217) 546-4614

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Thursday, October 19, 2023, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Program

October Luncheon: Build Your Emotional Intelligence: The power of deep and meaningful connections
Speaker: Raychel McBride

Thursday, October 19, 2023
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Illini Country Club, 1601 Illini Road in Springfield
Registration closes Tuesday, October 17


Session Details: 

  • Why a high EQ is the one skill everyone should want to master 
  • How the pandemic, technology, and political climate changed the way we connect  
  • How we use small talk as a shield of protection
  • How vulnerability and curiosity influence the way we interact with others 
  • The benefits of deep and meaningful professional and personal connections 

Speaker Bio: Raychel photo

Raychel McBride has spent over a decade in Human Resources working in various areas such as diversity, recruiting, learning, and HR strategy along with her current role in culture and employee experience at Edward Jones. Raychel is a native of Springfield, Illinois, and a former IWIL member who is passionate about giving back to the community. She is an active member of her sorority Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and volunteers with organizations such as United Way and March of Dimes. I’m 2019 Raychel was named Forty under 40 by the Springfield Business Journal and in 2020 she was selected for the Leadership Illinois class. Raychel previously owned an HR consulting firm called Corporate KIN and hosted a diversity podcast called Freedom & Champagne. She now spends her free time cheering on her husband Rich, assistant basketball coach at Eastern Illinois University, and making memories with their three children; Raya, Dominic, and Lyric. Raychel has a bachelor's in Business Education and a master's in Human Resource Management. Her life’s playlist is a mixture of Tik Tok dances, brunch with friends, and iced coffee lattes. 


Our luncheons are open to all IWIL members and their guests. Registration is $22 for members and guests through October 13; $27 on or after October 14. Online Registration will close on October 17!

*IWIL is unable to provide refunds.  If you cannot attend an event for which you have registered, we encourage you to send someone in your place. Simply have your guest indicate at the check-in table that she is your substitute. We appreciate your understanding. 

Contact: Denysha Crawford [email protected]