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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
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.

  • Tue, Sep 15, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • 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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

  • Tue, May 21, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
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!

  • Fri, May 17 8:00 AM - Sat, May 18 5:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
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
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
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
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