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Who is Susan O. Brauer

Susan Brauer is founder and president of the publishing company, Dreamers Tapestry, Inc. She is author of “Just Keep Dancing”, her personal odyssey of abuse and triumph which was awarded top honors in the prestigious Mate E. Palmer Literary Competition held by the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) and in 2018, Susan was selected the IWPA’s Communicator of Achievement (COA). Within her blog, Susan expresses thoughts and feelings that can stir, motivate and touch the reader.

Susan's life experiences are the basis for presentations and workshops which focus on the issues of equality and diversity women face today. Her presentations have been well received at various Women’s Business and Professional Organizations, Colleges, and Universities in the US. Additionally, Susan continually shares her “Just Keep Dancing Presentation” on domestic and dating violence with students throughout the Midwest.

Susan holds a BSEE and an MSEE from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previous to her presidency at Dreamers Tapestry Inc., she was the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Sciences at DeVry University, Chicago. Before her tenure at DeVry University, Susan was a Section Manager in design & development at Motorola and prior to that an RF design & development engineer at Argonne National Laboratory.

Susan is presently a board member and Treasurer of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association, and was previously a member of the board of the Chicago Council of Science and Technology (C2ST) and Illinois First Robotics.

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