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Liz Fischer

Chief Marketing Officer, CityBase in Chicago

You Too Can Be A [Girl] Businessman

PRESENTED ON MAR 12, 2019
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 49

Here's a fantastic 101 on becoming successful in the business world. 

Liz Fischer is a native Chicagoan and a new mother. She is chief marketing officer at a growing technology company called CityBase. She is equal parts cyclist, train commuter, and Über enthusiast.

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