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Coffee Chat: To Pivot or Not to Pivot: The Career Move That Matters

Start the day right with great coffee, great conversation and great connections. Our topic will be career shifts.

  • Wed, Nov 11, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST
  • 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.

  • Wed, Sep 9, 2020 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Online
  • Chicago
Downtown Power Coffee Series: Personal Board of Directors (Virtual Event)

Start the day right with great coffee and great conversation. Our topic will be Building Your Personal Board of Directors - which is a powerful way to advance your professional and personal goals!

  • Wed, Jul 8, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • 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!

  • Wed, Jun 10, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • 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!

  • Tue, May 19, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • 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.

  • Wed, May 13, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • 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!

  • Thu, Apr 9, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • 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.

  • Tue, Mar 10, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Blockchain’s Impact on Healthcare Tech: Enterprises & Entrepreneurs

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

  • Tue, Feb 18, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
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.

  • Fri, Jan 24, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Mastering Time Workshop: Chicago Location

Do you feel like it's a battle to beat the clock, make deadlines, uphold standing commitments, prioritize chores, and avoid distractions?

  • Wed, Dec 4, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Rescheduled for February 2020: Giving Tuesday Non-Profit Panel & 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.

  • Tue, Dec 3, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Women on Boards 2020 - The 8th National Conversation on Board Diversity

Join Women on Boards for their 8th annual national conversation on board diversity. This year's theme: Winning Together Now: How Can We Engage Allies To Increase Gender Diversity?

  • Thu, Nov 21, 2019 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
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!

  • Fri, Nov 15, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Mentor Meet-Up Downtown Morning Coffee: Balancing Career & Self-Care

Join Tanya Stanfield for a downtown power morning coffee! Registration ends November 8th.

  • Tue, Nov 12, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CST
  • Chicago, IL
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.

  • Mon, Nov 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
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!

  • Wed, Oct 16, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive & Innovator Lunch: When To Speak Up and When to Shut Up

Join Beth Lye for a conversation about "When To Speak Up and When to Shut Up. Registration ends October 11th. Lunch is included.

  • Tue, Oct 15, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Canceled - New Date TBA 2nd Annual Speed Mentoring After Work Program

Join us for our 2nd Annual Speed Mentoring program! This year's theme is Careers: Strategy, Sustainability, Impact. Network with facilitators and peers to design your ultimate career plan!

  • Thu, Oct 3, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Rescheduled: Executive / Innovator Lunch: Leading Others

Join Kim Kleeman for lunch and engaging conversation. Registration ends September 27th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Tue, Oct 1, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive & Innovator Lunch: The Quiet Breadwinner and how to Ellevate your parenting

Join Ann Freeman and Cara Pollard, for an engaging conversation about the roles of "The Quiet Breadwinner." and how to Ellevate your parenting. Lunch is included.

  • Mon, Sep 16, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Mentor Meet-Up Downtown Morning Coffee: Motivation: Finding It, Keeping It, Believing It

Join Ginny Trainor for a downtown power morning coffee! Registration ends September 6th. Join Ellevate today, and use code IDESERVEIT for 20% off membership. *Offer ends September 30th.

  • Tue, Sep 10, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
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.

  • Tue, Aug 20, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive & Innovator Lunch: Career Relevance at Any Stage

We'll explore how to cultivate career relevance across all career stages with marketing strategist Janine MacLachlan.

  • Mon, Aug 5, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
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.

  • Tue, Jul 16, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
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

  • Fri, Jul 12, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
2019 NFP Innovation Seminar

This Innovative Seminar, aimed at answering the question "What If?", will provide you with the resources you need to stay current with the fast-changing world.

  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Lunch with Gina Christiano - RSVP to Your Life

Join Gina Christiano for an engaging leadership lunch about how to "RSVP to Your Life." Registration ends June 14th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Lunch with Tami Chapek - Drive vs Self Care

Join Tami Chapek for an Executive / Innovator lunch and engaging conversation. Registration ends May 30th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Jun 3, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Improv Skills for Creativity and Collaboration with Nicole Frier

Join us for a fun, interactive workshop and learn how improv techniques can create high impact networking results. No stage experience necessary!

  • Wed, May 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL