Welcome to Ellevate, the leading network for professional women.
Ellevate Network is a community of professional women committed to helping each other succeed. We use the power of community to help you take the next step in your career. This is where you can meet a mentor or sponsor, get inspiration from other women, and make connections that last.
We also work with companies committed to diversity and inclusion, providing them a framework to become a leader in diversity, attract top talent, and retain high performers through our customized programming, access to career resources, and top notch events.
At Ellevate Network, we lead with our values.
There is power in diversity — we value different perspectives and recognize that they help us grow. We challenge the norm to make diversity a reality.
Community lifts us up — we use the power of teamwork to solve problems. We communicate openly and work together to elevate each individual.
We practice gratitude — we’re passionate about the work we’re doing and recognize that we’re privileged to be doing it.
Honesty, integrity & respect, always — when in question, we always default to the “most respectful interpretation” of a situation.
Be authentic — we believe in the power of being accountable to our work as well as our personal lives. We work to make everyone comfortable presenting their genuine selves inside and outside of the workplace.
Action is important — we get stuff done — without freaking out.
Ellevate Network became a Certified B Corporation in 2016. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corp certification is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk.
Ellevate Network is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. We recognize the commitment to supplier diversity that is embraced by corporations and government agencies today and we can add diversity to your supply chain.
How We Do It
Everything we offer at Ellevate is designed to facilitate genuine, lasting connections. Our community continues to inspire and guide each other towards individual success and social change. When you join, you can expect to meet an ambitious, supportive community of women from diverse backgrounds and industries, who want to lend their expertise to help you take the next step in your career.
In-Person and Online Events — Ellevate events are known for being the best in the business. Annually, we hold over 900 in-person events in over 40 chapters throughout the US and beyond. Attend an in-person event to meet and learn from panelists, experts, local women in your Ellevate chapter, and allies who all want to see you succeed and are ready to share their resources and expertise to help you take that next step in your career.
We live stream many of our events to connect our global community with topics and inspiration that we know are key to professional success. If you can’t make it to the event in person you can learn straight from the women role models you love, the people whose advice you don’t want to miss, by tuning in. Our livestream recordings also live on the Ellevate site after the event happens, and become a robust library of resources for members to reference after.
Ellevate also offers twice-weekly educational webinars we call Jam Sessions: 30-60 minute online webinars led by expert members of our community. Whatever skillset you’re looking to develop in your career, we likely have a Jam Session for it. Like the livestream sessions, these are recorded and live on the Ellevate site for members to access On Demand.
A New Approach to Online Networking — Like a number of other networking websites, our members can connect online with other members in specific industries, cities, or companies. What differentiates us is how we help members network efficiently and effectively online; in our Ellevate Squads program, we hand-pick small, diverse groups of women at similar points in their careers to meet virtually over twelve weeks — it’s the best way we’ve found for you to get the support and insight you need to get to the next stage of your career.
Ellevate Experts — Ellevate also provides opportunities for you to showcase your expertise to the community. For senior women who are experts in their field, we offer a number of tools for getting your name and brand out there as an Ellevate Expert, like writing articles to be published by ForbesWomen, being Spotlighted on our website, hosting webinars for the larger community, and co-hosting Twitter Chats to leverage our social reach. Being an Ellevate Expert is a very high-touch experience where we find the right ways to promote you and your expertise.
Professional Development Resources — Lifelong learning is key to having a successful career. All Ellevate members have access to our resource center of thousands of articles, hundreds of On Demand webinars, our Ellevate Essentials guides, and the Ellevate Podcast, featuring stories of successful women in business and their allies. In The Morning Boost, our personalized newsletter, members receive a unique, AI-driven digest of resources most relevant to their career stage, questions they have about their growth and development as a professional, and their location.
We work with companies committed to diversity and inclusion — We help companies support their women employees by giving them tools, resources, connections, and opportunities to advance their careers. This provides an effective framework for companies to be a leader in diversity, attract top talent, and retain high performers through our customized programming, access to career resources, and top notch events. Ellevate Network has a proven track record of changing the business world from the inside out. If you believe in equality, we’d love to work with you.
Ellevate Network (formerly known as 85 Broads) was started in 1997 as an unofficial network for women who worked or had worked at Goldman Sachs. The name, 85 Broads, was a reference to Goldman Sach’s old headquarters located at 85 Broad Street in New York City. As interest grew for a network of professional women by women in finance and in other industries, 85 Broads opened up membership for women in all fields and at all stages of their careers.
In 2013, Sallie Krawcheck acquired the women’s network because she saw that tackling gender diversity issues in the workplace isn’t just a nice-to-do — it also makes great business sense. In 2014, Sallie rebranded 85 Broads to Ellevate Network, reflecting both the change in the composition of the network, which had grown beyond its financial services roots, and the forward-moving and action oriented nature of the women who make up the community.