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*Sold Out* Tough as Nails Networking Event

Chicago, IL • May 9, 2018

​Join Ellevate for an evening of networking, mini manicures, wine and appetizers. Learn about a new women-owned business that empowers women on both sides of the table.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT

ezza nails
240 E. Illinois St.
Suite G
Chicago, IL 60611

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Join Ellevate for an evening of networking, mini manicures, wine, and appetizers to support a unique new women-owned business: ezza nails!

Mini manicure is included for all attendees, plus light appetizers and beverages.

Meet Ale, CEO and Co-Founder of ezza:


In her first year of business school, Ale realized her sporadic nail care wasn’t cutting it anymore — she had to step up her nail game. With nail salons on almost every corner, Ale assumed she’d easily find an affordable go-to salon with reliable, high-quality services.

She didn’t. One salon after another kept falling short of Ale’s expectations, leaving her wondering:

Why can’t I pay online?
Why do I have to tip in cash? (Who carries cash these days?)
Why can’t I book appointments on my phone?

The process was inconvenient, inefficient, and outdated.

"Nail care is a grooming necessity for professional women, yet our options are limited to either luxury salons offering expensive and time-consuming services, or cheap neighborhood salons that are inconsistent or mediocre and often resort to unethical employment practices." Ale’s wallet vetoed the first, and her conscience objected to the second.

ezza fills this void by redefining the standards of excellence for women on both sides of the manicure table. Ale is determined to create a national, branded space where busy, highly-scheduled women can get reliable, convenient nail care — without breaking the bank or squandering an entire afternoon — that will leave them feeling polished, powerful, and ready to conquer the day.

Meet Kim, COO and Co-Founder of ezza:


One fateful day in August 2016, Kim and Ale met for drinks at Bernie’s Lunch and Supper. As fellow business school students with a shared Teach for America background and similar purpose-driven personalities, they knew they would hit it off instantly. They chatted for hours about their summer internships, the importance of female-led businesses in a male-dominated landscape, and of course, Ale’s emerging business plan.

Kim shared Ale’s frustration with antiquated nail care options. Kim’s background in staff development made her sensitive to the plight of nail technicians unable to build lasting careers in an industry plagued by toxic work environments. Kim left Bernie’s that night with newfound respect and admiration for Ale’s vision.

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CEO at Ellevate Network

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