“Virtual Girls’ Night Out” with Marlene Franke

Posted June 18, 2013 by Career Girl Network in Features

What is Virtual Girls’ Night Out?

We all want to spend more time chatting with our girlfriends, but sometimes life is just too busy to get those girls’ nights out scheduled regularly. That’s why Career Girl Network is bringing you Virtual Girls’ Night Out. So put on those pajamas, grab a bowl of popcorn, and settle in while our CEO, writers, and partners talk with incredible guests every other week.


This week, Marcy Twete is talking with Marlene Franke from Marlene Atelier.

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Chicago based business woman, Marlene Franke has spent the last 20 years as a professional in the financial services industry as both a CPA and a business development executive.

Encouraged by her business network, Marlene realized there was a need for custom-tailored, professional women’s wear. After years of experience in crafting custom garments for herself, in early 2012, she decided to design an upscale line of fitted suits — The Pinnacle Collection — to address the demands by women executives.

The soft lines, inspired by the elegance of the 1950s were described as feminine, strong and glamorous by those who attended the lines preview in late 2012.

Currently available for purchase through private showings, Marlene works with a third generation artisan master tailor and offers the finest quality fabrics from around the world including Italy, France, England and Scotland.

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