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Happy New Year Open House

Join us for an evening of casual networking and learn more about Ellevate! Note: Our current membership drive runs through January 31. Use code MYYEAR when becoming a member for a 20% discount.

  • Thu, Jan 25, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Sold Out: Special Executive Council Luncheon: Vision & Goal Setting Session led by Shirley McAlpine

This event is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please contact Kate Liebelt. Join us at the Art Institute of Chicago for this unique vision & goal setting workshop led by Shirley McAlpine.

  • Wed, Jan 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Member Appreciation Holiday Networking Happy Hour

Join Ellevate for a member-only appreciation holiday gathering to celebrate the successes of 2017! Fine wines from Que Syrah and delicious pizza from Coalfire will be provided!

  • Wed, Dec 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Make an Impact: Nonprofit Expo and Panel Discussion

How do you give back? Are you thinking of getting involved in a local organization? Do you want to join a nonprofit board of directors? Come along and join us for our inaugural giving back event.

  • Tue, Nov 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
*NEW VENUE ANNOUNCED: Chicago Executive Member Leadership Lunch Series

Don't miss our bimonthly Executive Member leadership luncheon series!

  • Mon, Nov 20, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate Quarterly Coffee Meet Up - Sold Out

Meet us for coffee and networking!

  • Tue, Nov 14, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Executive Member Leadership Lunch Series - SOLD OUT

Don't miss our bimonthly Executive Member leadership luncheon series!

  • Mon, Nov 6, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Perspectives: Big Hammer, Smart Little Nail - Data & the Designer

SmithGroupJJR's PERSPECTIVES brings together “designers” from seemingly disparate areas of expertise to exchange collaborative viewpoints on design. The event is free, but registration is required.

  • Thu, Nov 2, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Mentoring Meet Up — Includes Professional Headshot

In what we are calling the "speed dating" of mentoring, members will have the opportunity to both receive and share meaningful career advice. Professional headshots will be taken on-site.

  • Wed, Oct 25, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Executive Member Leadership Lunch Series - SOLD OUT

Don't miss our bimonthly Executive Member leadership luncheon series!

  • Mon, Oct 23, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Executive Member Leadership Lunch Series

Don't miss our bimonthly Executive Member leadership luncheon series!

  • Mon, Oct 9, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Executive Member Leadership Lunch Series

Don't miss our bimonthly Executive Member leadership luncheon series!

  • Mon, Sep 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Executive Member Leadership Lunch Series

Don't miss our bimonthly Executive Member leadership luncheon series!

  • Mon, Sep 11, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Executive Member Leadership Lunch Series

Don't miss our bimonthly Executive Member leadership luncheon series!

  • Mon, Aug 28, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
​An Evening of Whiskey Education and Networking

You'll learn about types of whiskey, making whiskey cocktails and pairing whiskey with food. Not interested in whiskey? Then join us for a beverage of your choice and networking.

  • Wed, Aug 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate Coffee Meet Up

Meet us for coffee and networking!

  • Tue, Aug 22, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Executive Member Leadership Lunch Series

Join us for our popular bimonthly leadership luncheon series! The Aug. 14 luncheon will be held at Terzo Piano at the Art Institute. Registration is $10 and lunch is pay your own way.

  • Mon, Aug 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Happy Hour Celebrating 20 Years of Ellevate

Come join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation at the Filini Chicago patio! **Please note the location and date change for this event!**

  • Thu, Jul 27, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Leadership Lunch

Join the ladies of Ellevate Chicago for their July leadership luncheon. The topic of discussion will be personal branding.

  • Mon, Jul 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Financing Your Home & Investment Property

Are you planning to purchase your dream home or finance a real estate investment project? Learn from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable lenders and get motivated to execute successfully!

  • Thu, Jul 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Career Advancement Summit: Chicago

Take your career to the next level and join SharpHeels in Chicago, July 13th & 14th, for two days of learning with six panel discussions on day one and four 90-minute workshops on day two.

  • Thu, Jul 13 8:00 AM - Fri, Jul 14 4:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive Council Member Lunch

Join the Ellevate Chicago ladies for a special leadership lunch!

  • Mon, Jul 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate & AIT High Impact Advocacy Workshop in Chicago

​Looking to be a more engaged, active citizen in 2017? The All In Together Campaign is bringing you a in-person, action-oriented workshop on how to (really) drive change in the political process.

  • Mon, Jun 12, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
June Leadership Lunch

Join the Chicago chapter for this month's Leadership Lunches! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Mon, Jun 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
UNICEF Revel In the Windy City Fundraiser

Revel in the Windy City celebrates Chicago, its vibrant community, and UNICEF's lifesaving work. Join us for an evening on Elite Yacht as we cruise Lake Michigan in support of UNICEF.

  • Sat, Jun 3, 2017 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate Quarterly Coffee Meet Up

This event is sold out, but check back for more events and future coffee meet-ups!

  • Tue, May 23, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Second May Leadership Luncheon

Join Ellevate Chicago for the second round of Leadership Lunches this month! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Mon, May 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago's Screening of She Started It

Join Ellevate Chicago at our one-hour screening of She Started It; following the screening, there will be a guided discussion.

  • Wed, May 17, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Meet Author and Editor Ann Shoket in Chicago!

This Wednesday, former Seventeen editor in chief and author of "The Big Life" Ann Shoket is talking about ambition, sex, love money and how to find a monumental relationship!

  • Wed, May 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago May Leadership Luncheon

Join Ellevate Chicago for the first round of Leadership Lunches this month! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Mon, May 8, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL