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Coffee Chat: Mindfulness

Start the day right with great coffee, great conversation and great connections. Our topic for this event will be mindfulness.

  • Wed, Dec 9, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST
  • Online
  • Chicago
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
Coffee Chat: Mentorship vs Sponsorship

Start the day right with great coffee, great conversation and great connections. Our topic for this event will be Mentorship vs Sponsorship.

  • Wed, Oct 14, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • 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
Executive and Innovator Power Lunch: Business Development in a Time of COVID

The pandemic has forced us to re-examine traditional business development strategies. Join Rana Lee for a conversation on how to connect with prospects and develop a pipeline in a virtual world.

  • Wed, Aug 19, 2020 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
  • Online
  • Chicago
Coffee Chat: Self-Care (Virtual Event)

Start the day right with great coffee, great conversation and great connections. Our topic for this event will be self-care.

  • Wed, Aug 12, 2020 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Online
  • Chicago
Virtual Power Lunch: Increase Calm and Productivity in Uncertain Times

Gail Sussman-Miller, of Inspired Choice, will share a tool called P.I.E.S. to help build resiliency, mental wellbeing, set boundaries on distractions and increase productivity for you and your team.

  • Tue, Jul 21, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • Online
  • Chicago
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
[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 Roundtable] Ellevate Chicago's Executive and Innovator Power Lunch

Network with Executive and Innovator Ellevate Members at this exclusive and intimate virtual lunch.

  • Tue, May 12, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 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
Postponed. World Health Day Private Documentary Screening: Bending the Arc

Join Ellevate and convening partners for a private screening of Bending the Arc, a documentary about the Partners in Health organization and Dr. Paul Farmer and partners.

  • Thu, Apr 2, 2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive and Innovator Power Lunch Cancelled

Network with Executive and Innovator Ellevate Members at this exclusive, intimate power lunch. We'll discuss creativity, listed as the #1 skill needed for jobs of the future.

  • Tue, Mar 17, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Downtown Power Coffee Series

Start the day right with great coffee and great conversation. Don't forget your business cards!

  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
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
Raise Her Voice Campaign In Honor of International Women's Day

Join Ellevate Chicago at EvolveHER to celebrate International Women's Day and our first Raise Her Voice event!

  • Thu, Mar 5, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • 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
Nails and Networking at Ezza Nails

Join Ellevate at Ezza Nails for an evening of mini-manis, networking, and nosh!

  • Tue, Jan 14, 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
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
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
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
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
Happy Hour Networking Event: Fall Into Networking

Join Ellevate for our fall happy hour networking event at The Dearborn - a tried and true Ellevate favorite!

  • Thu, Nov 14, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 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
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