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Executive and Innovator Power Lunch - Leadership in Times of Crisis

Network with Executive and Innovator Ellevate Members at this exclusive, intimate power lunch. Together we will tackle a healthy discussion and meet amazing women in the process.

  • Online
  • Chicago
Coffee Chat: Engaging Male Advocates in Women's Leadership

Start the day right with great coffee, great conversation and great connections. Our topic for this event will be Engaging Male Advocates in Women's Leadership.

  • Online
  • Chicago
Downtown Power Coffee Series: Shifting into a Leadership Mindset

Start the day right with great coffee and great conversation. Our topic will be Shifting into a Leadership Mindset. Don't forget your business cards!

  • Online
  • Chicago
[Virtual] Power Lunch - Looking for a Job and Managing Your Career During COVID - Ask a Coach

In these unprecedented times and it's natural to be curious and even confused about what rules of job search and career advancement still abide. Bring your questions and experiences to the discussion!

  • Online
  • Chicago
Downtown Power Coffee Series: Imposter Syndrome (VIRTUAL)

Start the day right with great coffee and great conversation. Our topic will be Imposter Syndrome.

  • Online
  • Chicago
[Virtual Community Meeting] Power Coffee Series: Crucial Conversations

Start the day right with great coffee and great conversation. Our topic will be Crucial Conversations. Don't forget your business cards!

  • Online
  • Chicago
United State of Women: Pay Inequity Series - Part 2

Join USOW, Speak Truth Summit, and Impact Alliance at Loyola School of Law for an evening of discussion on pay inequity and intersectionality and inclusivity. This is part two of a four-part series.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Blockchain’s Impact on Healthcare Tech: Enterprises & Entrepreneurs

Join your Ellevate colleagues at MATTER Chicago for a fascinating discussion on blockchain and healthcare.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
United State of Women: Pay Inequity Series - Part 1

Join USOW, Speak Truth Summit, and Impact Alliance at Loyola School of Law for an evening of discussion on pay inequity and self-empowerment. This is a part of a four-part series.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Free Seminar: Learn How to Optimize Your Business

If you're searching for a new way to organize your business, join Zoho at one of their free, educational seminars!

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Canceled - Executive & Innovator Lunch: Be Career Wise & Grow Your Career

Join Robyn Clark for lunch and engaging conversation about growing your career. Registration ends October 31st. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Canceled - New Date TBA Entrepreneurship Unplugged Panel with Women's Business Development Center and EvolveHER

Join the WBDC and Ellevate Chicago at EvolveHER for a evening of inspiring stories and candid discussion about entrepreneurship!

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Executive & Innovator Lunch: Pathway to Promotion

Join Rana Lee for an engaging leadership lunch about "A Manager's Perspective on When and How to Promote Staff." Registration ends August 16th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Executive & Innovator Lunch: The Importance of Positivity in Reaching Your Goals

Join Terry McDougall for an engaging leadership lunch. Registration closes July 12th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Mentor Meet-Up Downtown Morning Coffee with Kate Liebelt - “Waze” to Navigate Difficult Work Situations

“Waze” to Navigate Extremely Difficult Work Situations for Optimal Success: Lessons from the Experts

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Executive / Innovator Lunch with Gail Sussman-Miller - Leading Tough Conversations

Join Gail Sussman-Miller for an engaging leadership lunch! Registration ends May 17th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
FinFoundHer Summit

Attend the FinFoundHer showcase event with 2 days packed with content to help you build and scale your business. FinFoundHer is an experiential learning event for women entrepreneurs at all stages!

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Downtown Power Morning Coffee with Tami Chapek - Optimizing Your Network

Join Tami Chapek for a downtown power morning coffee!

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
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.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
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.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
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.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Sell is a 4-letter word: How to drop the "S-bomb" and get paid for it.

You built your career, then started your own business doing what you love. Which is awesome - until you need to get new clients! How do you get new clients without being salesy?

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Round Table: Time for a Desk, or an Office of Your Own? Real Estate Negotiation

There are so many questions as you grow your business, and where you do the work is an important one! Do I work at my kitchen table? What about a hot desk? Where do I put the employees I just hired?

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Kayo Women's Private Equity Conference

Ellevate Chicago is pleased to announce Kayo's 6th Annual Women's Private Equity Conference: a 2-day event uniting women investors for networking, deal flow and panel discussions.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
**Postponed**Brazen Global Event: the Brazen Growth Group Challenge

This event has been postponed.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
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.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Small Business Summit – Chicago

SharpHeels Small Business Summit is an intimate and engaging event designed to educate women with a passion for owning their own business. Hear advice from 20+ local small business owners.

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
Women in Business Summit & Pitch Competition

Join us as Sunshine Enterprises hosts its 2nd annual Women in Business Summit in Evanston! This year's summit will bring together entrepreneurs and working professionals from around the Chicago area. The event includes education, networking and a chance to win money for your business.

  • Evanston, IL
In Person
July Happy Hour

Join Ellevate Chicago for a happy hour at Aire Rooftop Bar at the Hyatt Centric in Chicago!

  • Chicago, IL
In Person
"Start-Up" Pitch Bootcamp - Session 1

*Only 15 seats available for Ellevate members who are not participating in the BEAM Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, please register by Monday Oct. 27. Fee: $15 (Covers Food & Beverages) Are you an asp...

  • Chicago, IL
In Person