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Leadership Lunch with Terry McDougall

Join Terry McDougall for our next Leadership Lunch. Food is included with registration.

  • Tue, Jun 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Whiskey Sister Event: Where there's a will, there's a Rosé.

Join Ellevate and Whiskey Sister Hillary Lake for an evening of education on Rosé and networking.

  • Sat, Jun 16, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Sips 'n' Tips: Creating Your "F.U. Fund" with Laura Yunger, CEO, Saltare Solutions & Meg Collins, President & CEO, New England Research & Management Inc.

Join Ellevate Chicago for a candid discussion on creating your emergency fund (aka F.U. fund). This is the second in our series of evening Sips 'n Tips. Heavy appetizers and drinks will be served!

  • Wed, Jun 13, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 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
Fireside Chat w/Sophie Le Ray CEO and Co-Founder, Naseba

Join us for an evening with Sophie Le Ray to discuss global trends in the economic development of women.

  • Thu, May 24, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • 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
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
MM.LaFleur Power Breakfast Panel with the Founders of MM.LaFleur

Join Ellevate Chicago and MM.LaFleur for a power breakfast featuring: Sarah LaFleur, Founder & CEO and Miyako Nakamura, Co-founder & Creative Director.

  • Tue, May 22, 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 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
Leadership Lunch with Melissa McSherry, Owner / Business Coach, Better Than Before

Join us for our next Executive / Innovator Lunch with Melissa McSherry. Registration fee includes lunch.

  • Thu, May 17, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Young Professionals Event: S#!t People Don’t Say: Crying at Work

Join us for our first Ellevate Chicago "Yo Pro" event hosted at MM. Lafleur's Chicago showroom!

  • Wed, May 16, 2018 6:00 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
*Sold Out* Tough as Nails Networking Event

​Join Ellevate for an evening of networking, mini manicures, wine and appetizers. Learn about a new women-owned business that empowers women on both sides of the table.

  • Wed, May 9, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Leadership Lunch with Terry McDougall, Life & Career Coach

Join Terry McDougall for our next Executive / Innovator lunch. Registration fee includes lunch.

  • Mon, May 7, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 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
Quarterly Power Morning Coffee Meet-Up

Save the date for our next quarterly coffee meet-up. This is a great event for new members to attend!

  • Tue, May 1, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Leadership Lunch with Rana Lee, Principal, SmithGroupJJR

Join member Rana Lee for an engaging Executive & Innovator Member lunch hour discussion. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Apr 30, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 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
Whiskey Sister Event: Whiskey 101 and Networking Tips for Cocktail Receptions

Join member Hillary Lake, founder of Whiskey Sister, for an evening of sips and networking tips!

  • Wed, Apr 25, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
*SOLD OUT* Improv Skills for Networking Success Event with Nicole Frier at evolveHer

This event is sold out! To be added to the wait list, please email chapters@ellevatenetwork.com. This is an exciting interactive improve workshop at the evolveHer space in River North.

  • Wed, Apr 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Women's History Month Program

Join Chicago.AnitaB.org's prominent CEOs & CIOs for inspiring & enlightening conversation. Hear their journeys & challenges and the action steps we can take to lift each other throughout the year.

  • Thu, Mar 22, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Special Screening of Miss Representation

Join us for one of 30 screenings of Miss Representation - a documentary focused on how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

  • Tue, Mar 20, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Innovator and Executive Council Leadership Lunch

Join us for an Executive / Innovation Lunch at SHIFT Health, a revolutionary approach to healthcare designed for people looking to take control of their health and live their best lives.

  • Tue, Mar 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Lunch

Register for our next executive / innovator lunch hosted by Denise Hansard, Life Architect and Motivational Speaker!

  • Mon, Mar 5, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Save the Date: Executive / Innovator Lunch

Save the date for our next executive / innovator lunch hosted by Janine MacLachlan, Director Integrated Marketing, American Dental Association.

  • Tue, Feb 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Sip, Shop & Network @ Rebecca Minkoff

Join Ellevate and Rebecca Minkoff for a casual evening of networking, champagne, and shopping - with discounts, of course!

  • Thu, Feb 22, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • 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
Save the Date: Quarterly Coffee Meet-Up in Downtown Chicago

Join us for our next quarterly coffee meet-up in the city!

  • Tue, Feb 20, 2018 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Career Confidential: Succeeding in Male Dominated Industries

Learn about career opportunities. Hear from women already leading in this space. Get exclusive, insider knowledge on the challenges and advantageous of working in non-diverse industries.

  • Thu, Feb 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
New Location: Ellevate Executive and Innovator Level Lunch

Join us for our next Ellevate Executive and Innovator Level Lunch facilitated by member Melissa McSherry!

  • Mon, Jan 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL