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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
Natalie Myre Hart with Cory Goodrich at Uncommon Ground

Join Natalie and Cory for an evening of great music and networking!

  • Fri, Oct 11, 2019 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Canceled - New Date TBA 2nd Annual Speed Mentoring After Work Program

Join us for our 2nd Annual Speed Mentoring program! This year's theme is Careers: Strategy, Sustainability, Impact. Network with facilitators and peers to design your ultimate career plan!

  • Thu, Oct 3, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 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
From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran. Meet Author Jacqueline Saper

Join Ellevate and EvolveHER for an engaging evening with author, lecturer, and instructor Jacqueline Saper. Join Ellevate today, and use code IDESERVEIT for 20% off membership. *Offer ends September 3

  • Mon, Sep 23, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 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
New Member Happy Hour & Membership Drive

Join your new Ellevate Chicago network to learn more about membership benefits. Join Ellevate today, and use code IDESERVEIT for 20% off membership. *Offer ends September 30th.

  • Wed, Sep 4, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Pedalboating on the Chicago River

Join Ellevate for an afternoon of cycleboating - the best and most unique way to enjoy the Chicago River! Attendance is limited to 16 - register ASAP!

  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 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
Weekend Pilates and Brunch With Ellevate!

Feed your body and soul! Join Ellevate Saturday August 17 for a morning of pilates at Millennium Park followed by brunch at The Gage 24 S. Michigan Ave.

  • Sat, Aug 17, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Real Estate Council - Air & Water Show Viewing

Join the Chicago Real Estate Council at Columbia Yacht Club for a day of networking while we enjoy the Chicago Air & Water Show!

  • Fri, Aug 16, 2019 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Young Professionals (YoPro) Happy Hour at The Dearborn (An Ellevate Favorite!)

Join Ellevate young professionals for a casual evening of networking and enjoy delicious drinks!

  • Thu, Aug 8, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 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
Ellevate & The Arts: Natalie Myre Hart at Davenport's Piano Bar in Wicker Park

Join Ellevate Chicago at Davenport's Piano Bar in Wicker Park to enjoy a performance by our own Natalie Myre Hart!

  • Thu, Jul 18, 2019 8:00 PM - 11:00 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
Young Professionals (YoPro) Happy Hour at Radisson Blu - Aqua Building

Join Ellevate YoPros for a casual evening of networking and enjoy delicious summer cocktails. Afterwards, we'll head to Millennium Park / Pritzker Pavilion to enjoy an outdoor concert.

  • Wed, Jul 10, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ladies' Night Out at Davenport's Piano Bar Featuring Natalie Myre Hart

Join Ellevate Chicago at Davenport's Piano Bar to enjoy a performance by our own Natalie Myre Hart!

  • Thu, Jun 27, 2019 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Creative Minds Talks presents In Conversation with Cleo Wade

Creative Minds Talks is a platform that features the ‘art of storytelling’ with thought leaders from various industries in a live one-hour dialogue.

  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Networking Happy Hour at The London House

Join Ellevate members and non-members on the 21st floor of The London House for a casual evening of networking and delicious cocktails!

  • Wed, Jun 26, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
2019 NFP Innovation Seminar

This Innovative Seminar, aimed at answering the question "What If?", will provide you with the resources you need to stay current with the fast-changing world.

  • Thu, Jun 20, 2019 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Lunch with Gina Christiano - RSVP to Your Life

Join Gina Christiano for an engaging leadership lunch about how to "RSVP to Your Life." Registration ends June 14th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Tue, Jun 18, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 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
Young Professionals (YoPro) Happy Hour

Join Ellevate young professionals for a casual evening of networking and enjoy delicious drinks!

  • Thu, May 30, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 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
Downtown Power Morning Coffee with Tami Chapek - Optimizing Your Network

Join Tami Chapek for a downtown power morning coffee!

  • Tue, May 14, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL