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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
Doing Power Differently: A Half-Day Leadership Intensive for Women

This event is for professional women who want to energize their leadership, and increase their impact, without burning out.

  • Sat, May 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
  • Oak Brook, 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
Navigating Life Series: Mindfulness-in-Action (1of 3)

This series helps you re-calibrate your internal GPS. Workshop 1 focuses on a primary source of stress, anxiety, and depression: work, colleagues (bosses too), and juggling it all with home life.

  • Thu, May 9, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM CDT
  • Oak Brook, IL
Oakbrook Power Morning Coffee with Chris Johnson - LinkedIn Strategies

Join Chris Johnson, PsyD, founder of Q4 Consulting, for a Power Morning Coffee in Oakbrook.

  • Thu, Apr 25, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Oak Brook, 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
Oakbrook Power Morning Coffee with Chris Johnson - Tapping the Value of Connection

Join Chris Johnson, PsyD, founder of Q4 Consulting, for a Power Morning Coffee in Oakbrook.

  • Thu, Mar 28, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Oak Brook, 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
Oakbrook Power Morning Coffee with Chris Johnson

Join Chris Johnson, PsyD, founder of Q4 Consulting, for a Power Morning Coffee in Oakbrook.

  • Thu, Feb 28, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CST
  • Oak Brook, IL
Doing Power Differently: Joyful Leadership

Leadership involves determining what matters most and acting from those values. In this experiential workshop, you’ll learn simple, effective practices to lead with greater alignment and joy.

  • Thu, Feb 21, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
  • Oak Brook, IL
A Mindful Course

The biggest competitive advantage in the workplace today is training one’s attention on what matters most. The key is to cultivate Mindfulness.

  • Thu, Jan 24 6:30 PM - Thu, Feb 28 9:00 PM CST
  • Oak Brook, IL
The Mindful Course™

The single biggest competitive advantage in the workplace today is training one’s attention on what matters most. And it all begins with a pause.

  • Thu, Jan 24 6:00 PM - Thu, Mar 21 6:00 PM CST
  • Oak Brook, IL
Doing Power Differently: Dynamics of Women's Leadership

Explore and expand your leadership during this experiential evening workshop for women who want to step more fully into their power.

  • Wed, Jan 23, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST
  • Oak Brook, IL
Suburbs: Emotional Intelligence Workshop with Dr. Melinda Fouts

"Ellevate" your Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Melinda Fouts during this unique workshop.

  • Thu, Jan 17, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST
  • Schaumburg, 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
#GivingTuesday Feature Panel and Nonprofit 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 and plot how you will take action.

  • Tue, Nov 27, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Go Big! Building Your Team with Iditarod Racer Karen Ramstead

What does it take to build and manage a team when you want to "go as big as you can get"? Karen Ramstead, Iditerod racer and world-class leader, made this decision when she transitioned her career...

  • Thu, Oct 18, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
  • Forest Park, IL
Doing Power Differently: Dynamics of Women's Leadership

Tap your power to be present and confident in challenging situations so you can listen and act, rather than react and defend.

  • Thu, Sep 27, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
  • Oak Brook, IL
Leadership Lunch with Rana Lee, Principal, SmithGroup

Join member Rana Lee, Principal with SmithGroup for an engaging Executive / Innovator Member discussion on September 10th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Sep 10, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Your Core Presence™: Women's Mini-Retreat

Reclaim and renew yourself. Core Presence™ is that spark of aliveness and energy within each of us. Engage in movement and practices to embody your innate fullness, creativity and radiance.

  • Sat, Aug 25, 2018 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM CDT
  • Oak Brook, 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
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
Design Your Life Workshop, Laurie Gerber Co-President, Handel Group

Are you ready to take on something really important this year––YOU?

  • Wed, May 23, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Sips 'n' Tips: Personal Branding with Janine MacLachlan, Director Integrated Marketing, American Dental Association / Mentor at 1871

Join Janine MacLachlan for an evening of networking and discussion about personal branding. This event is geared towards Achiever-level members but all members and non-members are welcome.

  • Tue, May 15, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Managing Money Better to Build Wealth

Keep more of what you earn (and invest) in order to live your dream life and prepare for retirement. This seminar will provide tips on how to manage your money better and build wealth.

  • Thu, Apr 26, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Own Your Superpower: Leadership Series for Women

If you long to take a deeper dive into self-transformation, because you know it’s a powerful way to transform the world, this series is for you. Come explore your superpower as a force for good.

  • Tue, Apr 24 6:00 PM - Wed, Jul 25 6:00 PM CDT
  • Oak Brook, IL