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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.

  • 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
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
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: 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
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
Healthtech Women Chicago Forum

Join Healthtech Women Chicago for an evening of discussion and networking during the Becker's Hospital Review 2nd Annual Health IT + Clinical Leadership + Pharmacy 2019.

  • Thu, May 2, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
  • 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
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
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
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?

  • Wed, Oct 3, 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
**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
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
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
DyMynd Angels Wine Event

Join DyMynd Angels and female entrepreneurs, funders and supporters on the Gibsons Italia rooftop to share exquisite wine with guest Jennifer Lamb of the iconic Herb Lamb Vineyards.

  • Wed, May 2, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 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