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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 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
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?

  • Wed, Oct 17, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
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.

  • Tue, Oct 2 8:00 AM - Wed, Oct 3 5:00 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
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
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
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.

  • Thu, Feb 22, 2018 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM CST
  • 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
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
Chicago August Leadership Lunch

​Join us for our August Leadership Lunch in Chicago! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Mon, Aug 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
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.

  • Sat, Aug 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
  • Evanston, IL
July Happy Hour

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

  • Thu, Jul 28, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago June Leadership Lunch: Honing your Mentoring Skills

​Join us for our June Leadership Lunch in Chicago! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Wed, Jun 22, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate & Chicago Financial Women's Alliance Present: Embracing Calculated Risks

Join Ellevate and CFWA for a panel on Embracing Calculated Risk.

  • Wed, May 4, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
November Chicago Leadership Lunch

Join us for our November Leadership Lunch in Chicago! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting. Members will engage in...

  • Wed, Nov 18, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
October Chicago Leadership Lunch

Join us for our October Leadership Lunch in Chicago! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting. Members will engag...

  • Wed, Oct 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Negotiate Your Way to Leadership

Do you think life and business is a meritocracy? Do you negotiate for professional success? Ever wonder how to ask for your next big promotion or raise?Join us for this special breakfast event...

  • Wed, Sep 23, 2015 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Leadership Lunches Launch

Come and join us for the Chicago launch of our Leadership Lunches! This will be the first in a series of monthly lunches, giving our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to conn...

  • Wed, Aug 19, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Business Image and Customer Focus Workshop

The business objectives for this event are continuous professional development and peer-to-peer networking. This is an interactive workshop and networking session for Corporate Executives and ...

  • Wed, Jul 22, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL