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Downtown Power Coffee Series: Personal Board of Directors (Virtual Event)

Start the day right with great coffee and great conversation. Our topic will be Building Your Personal Board of Directors - which is a powerful way to advance your professional and personal goals!

  • Wed, Jul 8, 2020 8:00 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
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
Mastering Time Workshop: Chicago Location

Do you feel like it's a battle to beat the clock, make deadlines, uphold standing commitments, prioritize chores, and avoid distractions?

  • Wed, Dec 4, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Women on Boards 2020 - The 8th National Conversation on Board Diversity

Join Women on Boards for their 8th annual national conversation on board diversity. This year's theme: Winning Together Now: How Can We Engage Allies To Increase Gender Diversity?

  • Thu, Nov 21, 2019 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Mentor Meet-Up Downtown Morning Coffee: Balancing Career & Self-Care

Join Tanya Stanfield for a downtown power morning coffee! Registration ends November 8th.

  • Tue, Nov 12, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM 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
Executive & Innovator Lunch: When To Speak Up and When to Shut Up

Join Beth Lye for a conversation about "When To Speak Up and When to Shut Up. Registration ends October 11th. Lunch is included.

  • Tue, Oct 15, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Rescheduled: Executive / Innovator Lunch: Leading Others

Join Kim Kleeman for lunch and engaging conversation. Registration ends September 27th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Tue, Oct 1, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive & Innovator Lunch: The Quiet Breadwinner and how to Ellevate your parenting

Join Ann Freeman and Cara Pollard, for an engaging conversation about the roles of "The Quiet Breadwinner." and how to Ellevate your parenting. Lunch is included.

  • Mon, Sep 16, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Mentor Meet-Up Downtown Morning Coffee: Motivation: Finding It, Keeping It, Believing It

Join Ginny Trainor for a downtown power morning coffee! Registration ends September 6th. Join Ellevate today, and use code IDESERVEIT for 20% off membership. *Offer ends September 30th.

  • Tue, Sep 10, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM 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
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
Improv Skills for Creativity and Collaboration with Nicole Frier

Join us for a fun, interactive workshop and learn how improv techniques can create high impact networking results. No stage experience necessary!

  • Wed, May 22, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 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
Diversity & Inclusion: A Business Imperative for Innovation and Growth in the Modern Era

Join NFP in a collaborative discussion hosted at BlueCross BlueShield to discuss the importance of integrating D&I into everyday business strategies and innovation initiatives to power future growth.

  • Tue, May 14, 2019 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM 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
Downtown Power Morning Coffee with Rana Lee - Owning Your Career

Join Rana Lee for a downtown power morning coffee!

  • Tue, Mar 12, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Lunch with Tami Chapek - What About Men in Women's Leadership?

Join Tami Chapek for an engaging leadership lunch! Registration ends Friday Feb. 1. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Feb 4, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Downtown: Emotional Intelligence Workshop with Dr. Melinda Fouts

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

  • Thu, Jan 17, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 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
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
Leadership Lunch with Tami Chapek, Founder and Certified Professional Coach, WeInspireWe

Join Tami Chapek for our next Executive / Innovator lunch focused on developing your leadership brand. Registration fee includes lunch.

  • Tue, Jun 5, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 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