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Chicago Mentoring Meet Up — Includes Professional Headshot

Chicago, IL • October 25, 2017

In what we are calling the "speed dating" of mentoring, members will have the opportunity to both receive and share meaningful career advice. Professional headshots will be taken on-site.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT

WeWork River North
111 W Illinois St (east of Salesforce entrance)
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
US

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New Information Added 10/10/17: 

In what we are calling the "speed dating" of mentoring, members will have the opportunity to take part in a series of up to five round-table discussions, focused on professional development and career advancement. The table leaders will facilitate peer-to-peer mentoring, based on the concept that we all have something valuable to teach, as well as to learn. This is a member-only event.

NOTE: Late arrivals, please call 312-919-5522 to be buzzed in.

Quitting a job and/or accepting it's the right time for a change deserves congratulations. It takes courage, drive and a self-awareness to know when things must change, and then to go and make it happen. Join us at this meetup to tap into the collective expertise of our members. And to share your hard-won advice too! 

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Scott McDougall Photography (http://bit.ly/2tQ2mJH) will be on-hand to take current headshots for those in-between the mini-meetings.  

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This event is limited to current Ellevate members.

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Parking: Greenway Parking 60 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654. 

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Agenda

5:00 Opening Remarks 

5:15 Speed Dating Rotations (Every 30 min.)*

5:15-5:45 Rotation One

5:45-6:15 Rotation Two

6:15-6:45 Rotation Three

6:45-7:15 Rotation Four

7:15-7:45 Rotation Five

7:45 Open Networking

8:00 Closing Remarks 

Table Topics: 

Table 1 Defining Your Dream Career at Any Stage

Table 2 Strategies for (Re)Building Your Brand

Table 3 Negotiating Promotions and Raises

Table 4 Achieving Work-Life Balance 

Table 5 Setting Goals (and sticking to them!) 

Table Topic Discussion Questions
1 Defining Your Dream Career at Any Stage Are you or have you considered exploring a new position or industry? Are you thinking of starting a business? What are some of the factors, both positive and negative, you are weighing as you consider your next career move? What strategies have you used to research your career move?
2 Strategies for (Re)Building Your Personal Brand How would your colleagues, family and friends define your brand? Is your personal brand in need of a makeover? What strategies have you used to transform your brand (ex. online)?
3 Negotiating Promotions and Raises Have you successfully negotiated a promotion and / or raise? What strategies did you use to accomplish this? How did you overcome any concerns or fears you had about this process?
4 Achieving Work-Life Balance How do you create time for your professional and personal development? How do you create time for wellness activities? Are you a role model for work-life balance in your organization / community / family? What are some of the work-life balance strategies you share with others?
5 Setting Goals (and making them stick!) How do you approach the goal setting process? What tools and strategies have worked for you? Have you ever helped someone else reach a goal?


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Kristy Wallace
Kristy Wallace

New York, NY

CEO at Ellevate Network

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VP Operations & Strategy at Ellevate Network

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Community Discussion
Kate Liebelt

Hi Everyone! On behalf of the Ellevate leadership team just want to say we are excited to see you at this event! Please review the program details for important updates on the agenda for 10/25.

October 10, 2017

Laura Yunger

What an amazing group of Ellevate members who have signed up for this event! Mentorship in all its forms is supposed to be inspiring...we hope this event inspires, supports and elevates our members to new heights.

October 17, 2017

Allison Matejczyk

Can't wait to see all of you next week!

October 17, 2017

Kate Liebelt

Hello everyone! Please note that we will be taking photos and recording video of next week's event - we hope to post this material on our social media channels to promote Ellevate. By registering, you agree to allow Ellevate to use media from the event online and in print. You will be added to email list in order to receive updates on future events, and you will be listed as an event attendee.

October 18, 2017

Kate Liebelt

By registering, you agree to allow Ellevate to use media from the event online and in print. You will be added to email list in order to receive updates on future events, and you will be listed as an event attendee.

October 18, 2017

Chantal Forster

See everyone tonight and looking forward to it!

October 25, 2017