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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
January Happy Hour

Kick off the new year with Ellevate Chicago!

  • Thu, Jan 26, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • 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
ProductCamp Chicago

What’s ProductCamp?It’s the “unconference” because there are no fees, no pre planned agenda and absolutely no selling, ProductCamp is basically a set of round table discussions with product manager...

  • Sat, Jun 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Booth 11th Annual Women's Week

Join the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business in this annual tradition of events celebrating women within the Booth community. Mix and mingle in casual conversations with alumnae, ...

  • Tue, May 26, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Pipeline Fellowship: Changing the Face of Angel Investing - Presented by Pipeline Fellowship Alumnae Network

Join the Pipeline Fellowship Alumnae Network and special guest angel investor Betsy Ziegler for dinner at Kinzie Chophouse on Monday, April 13, 2015!Betsy will share her angel investing journe...

  • Mon, Apr 13, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Building Your Sphere of Influence: Breakfast with Leadership Coach Robin Ross

“Why do I need to invest in my network? Who is in my 'network'? How will this help my career? What are the rules of networking? How do I ‘network’, really?”or"What is a sponsor and how do I fi...

  • Tue, Feb 24, 2015 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST
  • Chicago, IL
"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...

  • Sat, Nov 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
CANCELLED - October Workshop Series: Demystifying Angel Investing

Seed rounds. Fund raising. Deal terms. Accredited Investor. These are all terms that we hear with greater frequency these days. Many of us are curious about and eager to invest in startups, pa...

  • Sat, Oct 18, 2014 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
September Fashion Event: 'A Night of Beauty and Business' with PrettyQuick

Join Ellevate and PrettyQuick for 'A Night of Beauty and Business'.PrettyQuick is a rapidly-growing tech startup headquartered in Chicago. Join us for an evening of business and beauty where founde...

  • Wed, Sep 17, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Founder Therapy - West Loop

I started this roundtable event 1.5 years ago and we've been going strong ever since, now in 3 locations throughout Chicago per month. I hope Ellevate members who run businesses will consider comin...

  • Tue, Sep 9, 2014 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
July Speaker Series Forty Over 40 Women To Watch: Panel Discussion

Are you a millennial who feels stressed to achieve more, in less time? Are you killing yourself to hit a “30 Under 30” list? Or do you feel like you are “past your prime” and don’t think it is wort...

  • Thu, Jul 24, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Introversion is the New Black

This is an evening for both introverts and extroverts alike! Lisa Petrilli will help introverts better leverage the invaluable talents they bring to the table in business and leadership, while extr...

  • Thu, Jun 12, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL