Leadership Team of New Wind Creek Chicago Southland Casino Presents $70,000 Check to Women Employed
CHICAGO – The leadership team at Wind Creek Chicago Southland Casino today presented Women Employed with a check for $70,000 to support the organization’s programs and services, which have been creating fundamental, systemic change for working women for 50 years.
Wind Creek is developing a new casino in the Homewood and East Hazel Crest communities. Set to open in mid-2024, it will bring over 1,000 jobs to the Chicago area, many of them in supervisory and managerial levels.
“We are grateful for Wind Creek’s generous donation that will help us continue to grow the economic power of women in Illinois—particularly low-paid women and BIPOC women, who face steeper barriers,” said Cherita Ellens, President and CEO of Women Employed. “We are thrilled to welcome Wind Creek to the Chicagoland area and are excited about their commitment to our local communities, diversity and inclusion, and working women.”
“This is who we are,” Roger Kuehn, General Manager at Wind Creek Chicago Southland, said. “Our donation to Women Employed is more than a contribution to a worthy cause, it’s an investment into our own workforce. We are proud to have strong partners like Women Employed to help us fill key roles in our casino and provide great opportunities to women seeking jobs and career advancement.”
About Wind Creek Hospitality
Wind Creek Hospitality is an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in the state of Alabama. Wind Creek Hospitality manages the Tribe’s gaming facilities including: Wind Creek Aruba, Wind Creek Atmore, Wind Creek Bethlehem, Wind Creek Chicago Southland (Coming Soon), Wind Creek Curacao, Wind Creek Montgomery, Wind Creek Wetumpka, Casinoverse, Magic City Casino in FL, as well as racetracks in Alabama and Florida. Visit www.windcreek.com for more information.
About Women Employed
Since 1973, Women Employed has worked to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity by affecting policy change, expanding access to educational opportunities, and advocating for fair and inclusive workplaces so that all women, families, and communities can thrive. For more information, visit womenemployed.org or follow @WomenEmployed on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.