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Downtown Power Morning Coffee with Tami Chapek - Optimizing Your Network

Join Tami Chapek for a downtown power morning coffee!

  • Tue, May 14, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Healthtech Women Chicago Forum

Join Healthtech Women Chicago for an evening of discussion and networking during the Becker's Hospital Review 2nd Annual Health IT + Clinical Leadership + Pharmacy 2019.

  • Thu, May 2, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Lunch with Mel McSherry - To Do Lists

Join Mel McSherry for an engaging leadership lunch! Registration ends Thursday, March 28th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Apr 1, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Lunch with Terry McDougall - Mindset Over Mood

Join Terry McDougall for an engaging leadership lunch. Registration closes March 15th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Tue, Mar 19, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Downtown Power Morning Coffee with Rana Lee - Owning Your Career

Join Rana Lee for a downtown power morning coffee!

  • Tue, Mar 12, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Lunch with Rana Lee – To be rescheduled

Join Rana Lee for an engaging leadership lunch about "Why We Travel" and how travel can advance your professional goals. Registration ends February 28th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Mar 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Lunch with Tami Chapek - What About Men in Women's Leadership?

Join Tami Chapek for an engaging leadership lunch! Registration ends Friday Feb. 1. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Feb 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Downtown: Emotional Intelligence Workshop with Dr. Melinda Fouts

"Ellevate" your Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Melinda Fouts during this unique workshop!

  • Thu, Jan 17, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Knowledge & Share: Unleashing the Brand Within

Step into 2019 with confidence knowing you are clear on your personal brand by joining in on this interactive discussion on personal branding and how to make your actions speak louder than words.

  • Tue, Jan 15, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Downtown Power Morning Coffee with Brittany Peterson

Join Brittany Peterson for a book discussion on "How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back From Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job."

  • Tue, Jan 8, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CST
  • Chicago, IL
#GivingTuesday Feature Panel and Nonprofit Expo

From getting on a board to volunteering to starting something, there are many ways of taking action and giving back. Get inspired at our annual #GivingTuesday event and plot how you will take action.

  • Tue, Nov 27, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Go Big! Building Your Team with Iditarod Racer Karen Ramstead

What does it take to build and manage a team when you want to "go as big as you can get"? Karen Ramstead, Iditerod racer and world-class leader, made this decision when she transitioned her career...

  • Thu, Oct 18, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
  • Forest Park, IL
Leadership Lunch with Rana Lee, Principal, SmithGroup

Join member Rana Lee, Principal with SmithGroup for an engaging Executive / Innovator Member discussion on September 10th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Sep 10, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
diversiTECH Hiring Fair

Now is the time to explore new job opportunities. It's the third annual Hiring Fair with technology-focused, web- or mobile-based companies.

  • Wed, Aug 15, 2018 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
**Postponed**Brazen Global Event: the Brazen Growth Group Challenge

This event has been postponed.

  • Thu, Jun 21, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Leadership Lunch with Tami Chapek, Founder and Certified Professional Coach, WeInspireWe

Join Tami Chapek for our next Executive / Innovator lunch focused on developing your leadership brand. Registration fee includes lunch.

  • Tue, Jun 5, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
High Heel Conversations: Spring Series

The speakers & audience will discuss the problems in the tech industry and issues affecting our daily lives. We’ll cover everything from taking a seat on a board to politics and workplace harassment.

  • Wed, May 23, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Design Your Life Workshop, Laurie Gerber Co-President, Handel Group

Are you ready to take on something really important this year––YOU?

  • Wed, May 23, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
MM.LaFleur Power Breakfast Panel with the Founders of MM.LaFleur

Join Ellevate Chicago and MM.LaFleur for a power breakfast featuring: Sarah LaFleur, Founder & CEO and Miyako Nakamura, Co-founder & Creative Director.

  • Tue, May 22, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
FINFOUNDHer: Let the Adventure Begin! 5/19-20

FinFoundHer is the ultimate business adventure and path to funding workshop for women FinTech founders. Join us May 19-20 at EvolveHer, the chic new women’s co-working space in Chicago’s River North.

  • Sat, May 19 8:00 AM - Sun, May 20 5:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Sips 'n' Tips: Personal Branding with Janine MacLachlan, Director Integrated Marketing, American Dental Association / Mentor at 1871

Join Janine MacLachlan for an evening of networking and discussion about personal branding. This event is geared towards Achiever-level members but all members and non-members are welcome.

  • Tue, May 15, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
DyMynd Angels Wine Event

Join DyMynd Angels and female entrepreneurs, funders and supporters on the Gibsons Italia rooftop to share exquisite wine with guest Jennifer Lamb of the iconic Herb Lamb Vineyards.

  • Wed, May 2, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Leadership Lunch with Rana Lee, Principal, SmithGroupJJR

Join member Rana Lee for an engaging Executive & Innovator Member lunch hour discussion. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Apr 30, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Managing Money Better to Build Wealth

Keep more of what you earn (and invest) in order to live your dream life and prepare for retirement. This seminar will provide tips on how to manage your money better and build wealth.

  • Thu, Apr 26, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Save the Date: Quarterly Coffee Meet-Up in Downtown Chicago

Join us for our next quarterly coffee meet-up in the city!

  • Tue, Feb 20, 2018 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Career Confidential: Succeeding in Male Dominated Industries

Learn about career opportunities. Hear from women already leading in this space. Get exclusive, insider knowledge on the challenges and advantageous of working in non-diverse industries.

  • Thu, Feb 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate Quarterly Coffee Meet Up - Sold Out

Meet us for coffee and networking!

  • Tue, Nov 14, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Mentoring Meet Up — Includes Professional Headshot

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.

  • Wed, Oct 25, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Career Advancement Summit: Chicago

Take your career to the next level and join SharpHeels in Chicago, July 13th & 14th, for two days of learning with six panel discussions on day one and four 90-minute workshops on day two.

  • Thu, Jul 13 8:00 AM - Fri, Jul 14 4:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Meet Author and Editor Ann Shoket in Chicago!

This Wednesday, former Seventeen editor in chief and author of "The Big Life" Ann Shoket is talking about ambition, sex, love money and how to find a monumental relationship!

  • Wed, May 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL