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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
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
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
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
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
**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
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
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
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
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
"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