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Raise Her Voice 2021

Join our virtual #RaiseHerVoice Story Slam in honor of International Women’s Day. Hear & celebrate remarkable personal stories of triumph, trials, & adventure from women across the Midwest!

  • Thu, Mar 4, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Online
  • Madison
Ellevate Book Club: Dushka Zapata's Feelings Are Fickle

Join us for our "no pressure" book club and a conversation with author Dushka Zapata centered around her latest book "Feelings Are Fickle and Other Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me."

  • Wed, Sep 30, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Online
  • Madison
Raise Her Voice Story Slam: 
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Join us for an evening full of remarkable stories of triumph, trials, and adventure from local women in the community!

  • Wed, Mar 25, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Ladies Who Lunch: 2020 Vision--Women and the Future of the Workplace

Join Ellevate for a Ladies who Lunch discussion about changes that Human Resource and Recruiting Experts Pam Stampen and Kim Herlitzka see in the future workplace.

  • Thu, Feb 27, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
  • Madison, WI
Ladies Who Lunch: Equality at Work

Join us for lunch and a discussion around equality in the workplace.

  • Thu, Nov 7, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
  • Madison, WI
Ellevate Happy Hour

Join Ellevate for some networking and cocktails!

  • Thu, Oct 10, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Ladies Who Lunch: Forward Fest Edition

Come enjoy lunch with us while learning more about Madison's tenth annual Forward Festival and sharing your favorite moments!

  • Thu, Aug 29, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Ellevate Book Club: Emily Chang's Brotopia

Bringing Ellevate to Forward Fest 2019, we will feature Brotopia for our fall "no pressure" book club!

  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Happy Hour with Ellevate Madison

Grab a drink and join us for Happy Hour on the Baird terrace overlooking the Capitol. Event goes from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

  • Thu, Aug 8, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Speaking with Style and Confidence

Learn tips and tricks to increase your confidence and improve your public speaking skills with local MC, Laduma Nguyuza!

  • Thu, Jul 11, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Happy Hour with Ellevate and the Graduate Women in Business at UW-Madison (GWIB)

Grab a drink and join us for Happy Hour at the UW-Madison School of Business! Build you professional network, make new connections, and learn about the Madison Chapter of Ellevate and GWIB.

  • Wed, Apr 10, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Ellevate Book Club: Michelle Obama's Becoming

Join us for a NO PRESSURE book club, featuring apps, wine and inspiring discussion. We will be focusing on Michelle Obama's 2018 book 'Becoming' to kick off our Book Club series this year!

  • Thu, Apr 4, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
RBG: A Cross-Chapter Documentary Screening

As part of Ellevate Network's celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, we will be hosting chapter-wide (national & international) screenings of RGB

  • Thu, Feb 28, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Madison, WI
The Equitable Employer: Challenges of Combatting Unconscious Bias In the Workplace

Despite decades of activism, anti-discrimination lawsuits, & legislation to prevent biased hiring practices, why can’t we close the gender gap? Join Ellevate & Dr. Jo Handelsman to discuss.

  • Tue, Jan 15, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Madison, WI
Meet n' Mingle: Infamous Mothers

Let's get together before attending the opening night of 'Infamous Mothers' at the Bartell Theatre.

  • Thu, Nov 8, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
  • Madison, WI
An Evening with Mare Chapman - Mindfulness for Women

“I don’t trust myself and I always worry about what others think of me..." Sound familiar? Learn mindfulness skills from Mare Chapman to battle these thoughts and transform yourself.

  • Thu, Oct 18, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Lunch and Learn: Women in Politics

Want some food for thought? Join the ladies of Ellevate for some lunch and to learn about the rise of women in politics in our home state of Wisconsin and around the country.

  • Thu, Oct 11, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Ellevate Book Club: Sagashus T. Levingston's Infamous Mothers

Please join us for an inspiring discussion around 'Infamous Mothers' as we host a Q&A with the author, Sagashus T. Levingston. Each ticket enters you in a raffle for a book and tickets to the play!

  • Tue, Sep 25, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Crafts and Cocktails

Have you heard of the new craft bar concept? Join Ellevate Madison for an evening of cocktails, snacks, and crafts!!

  • Wed, Jun 13, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Lunch and Learn: Women in Wealth Management

Want some food for thought? Join the ladies of Ellevate for some lunch and to learn about women in wealth management!

  • Thu, Jun 7, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Lunch and Learn: Women in Wellness

Want some food for thought? Join the ladies of Ellevate for some lunch and to learn about women in wellness professions!

  • Thu, Apr 5, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Lunch and Learn: Women in Law

Want some food for thought? Join the ladies of Ellevate for some lunch and to learn about the legal profession in Wisconsin and when to consult a lawyer.

  • Thu, Feb 1, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
  • Madison, WI
The Art & Science of Meaningful Friendships, with Michelle Hanke

Get ready to define, design and develop the friendships you’ve always been dreaming of.

  • Wed, Jan 17, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST
  • Madison, WI
Holiday Wrapping Party

Bring your holiday gifts and enjoy some wine and snacks with Ellevate!

  • Thu, Dec 14, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Madison, WI
Lunch and Learn: Women in Tech

Want some food for thought? Join the ladies of Ellevate for some lunch and to learn all you need to know about women in the tech industry.

  • Thu, Dec 7, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
  • Madison, WI
Workshop: Tools for Courageous Conversations

Do you work with someone whose conversational style is "Tell, Sell, and Yell" and sometimes struggle to feel heard? Join guest speaker Mary Stelletello and learn how to have courageous conversations!

  • Wed, Nov 8, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CST
  • Middleton, WI
Lunch and Learn: Women in Real Estate

Want some food for thought? Join the ladies of Ellevate for some lunch and to learn all you need to know about real estate in Dane County.

  • Thu, Oct 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Negotiating Your Worth

Join Ellevate at the Madison Club and learn more about what it takes to Negotiate your Worth, featuring our guest speaker Ashley Powell.

  • Thu, Sep 7, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Ellevate Book Club: Sallie Krawcheck's Own It

Join us for a NO PRESSURE book club! We will be hosting a discussion on Sallie Krawchecks new book "Own It". Join us for light appetizers, drinks, and inspiring discussion!

  • Thu, Aug 17, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI
Her Madison 5k

Join Ellevate's Team at the Her Madison as a participant in the 5K!

  • Sun, Jun 25, 2017 8:15 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • Madison, WI