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Executive / Innovator Lunch with Meg Sytnick

Join Meg Sytnick for an engaging leadership lunch on the topic: "When did the glorification of the hustle become a thing?!" Registration ends Friday Nov. 2. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Nov 5, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Go With Your Gut: The Low Down on Digestive Health With Dr. Andrew Albert and Rana Lee

Join us for a Health & Wellness Series event. Go With Your Gut: The Low Down on Digestive Health With Dr. Andrew Albert.

  • Tue, Oct 30, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate / Healthtech Women Chicago Kickoff Party

Join fellow Ellevate members and friends of Ellevate for the Healthtech Women Chicago Kickoff Party!

  • Thu, Oct 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Go Big! Building Your Team with Iditarod Racer Karen Ramstead

What does it take to build and manage a team when you want to "go as big as you can get"? Karen Ramstead, Iditerod racer and world-class leader, made this decision when she transitioned her career...

  • Thu, Oct 18, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM CDT
  • Forest Park, IL
Sell is a 4-letter word: How to drop the "S-bomb" and get paid for it.

You built your career, then started your own business doing what you love. Which is awesome - until you need to get new clients! How do you get new clients without being salesy?

  • Wed, Oct 17, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Member Leadership Lunch with Laura Honeycutt

Join Laura Honeycutt for an engaging leadership lunch! Registration ends Friday Oct. 11. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Oct 15, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
University of Chicago Booth Women's Connect Conference

Register ASAP for this day of inspiring content and networking!

  • Fri, Oct 12, 2018 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
North Shore/Chicago Wine Tasting and Networking

Join Ellevate for our first networking and wine tasting event in the North Shore. Free for Ellevate members. Non-members welcome!

  • Tue, Oct 9, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Niles, IL
Round Table: Time for a Desk, or an Office of Your Own? Real Estate Negotiation

There are so many questions as you grow your business, and where you do the work is an important one! Do I work at my kitchen table? What about a hot desk? Where do I put the employees I just hired?

  • Wed, Oct 3, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Member Leadership Lunch with Terry McDougall

Join Terry McDougall for an engaging leadership lunch focused on career resets! Registration ends Friday Sept. 29. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Tue, Oct 2, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Kayo Women's Private Equity Conference

Ellevate Chicago is pleased to announce Kayo's 6th Annual Women's Private Equity Conference: a 2-day event uniting women investors for networking, deal flow and panel discussions.

  • Tue, Oct 2 8:00 AM - Wed, Oct 3 5:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Sips 'n' Tips: Networking While Having Fun - Five Tips for Effective Networking

Join us at this fun and interactive event where you'll learn tips for how best to network! Beverages and lite fare will be served.

  • Tue, Sep 25, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
North Shore Morning Coffee Hosted by Terry McDougall

Join Ellevate Chicago in the North Shore for a morning networking coffee!

  • Thu, Sep 20, 2018 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Riverwoods, IL
Autumnal Cocktails and Connections, 20% discount on membership this month!

This month we are offering a 20% discount on all Ellevate membership levels. Join Ellevate members and friends of the organization for cocktails and networking at The Sedgwick Stop!

  • Thu, Sep 13, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
A Networking Breakfast to Motivate and Inspire You

Join Cara Chicago for a morning of inspiration and motivation: Connect over the uniquely human experience of how to overcome challenges, unlock our full potential, and create a path to lasting success

  • Wed, Sep 12, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Leadership Lunch with Rana Lee, Principal, SmithGroup

Join member Rana Lee, Principal with SmithGroup for an engaging Executive / Innovator Member discussion on September 10th. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Sep 10, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Sip, Shop & Network @ Rebecca Minkoff: 20% off all in store items, 20% off Ellevate membership

This is an opportunity for members and non-members to meet the Chicago Ellevate leadership team and get the most out of membership!

  • Thu, Sep 6, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Fireside Chat on Sexual Exploitation in Chicago with Kaethe Morris Hoffer

Come and hear Kaethe Morris Hoffer from CAASE (Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation) speak about sexual inequality and sex-based violence in Chicago. Appetizers and wine will be provided.

  • Wed, Aug 29, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Sips 'n' Tips: Organizing & Decluttering Your Life with Amy Trager, CPO

Join Ellevate Chicago for our upcoming Sips 'n' Tips event hosted by Amy Trager, CPO and "ellevate" your organizing and decluttering game at work and at home!

  • Mon, Aug 20, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Young Professionals: Personal Finances - the Basics with Laura Yunger and Maggie Carter

Do you know you should be doing something with your money, but not sure exactly what? Join Laura Yunger and Maggie Carter for a night of clarity and question answering.

  • Wed, Aug 15, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • 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 Janine MacLachlan, Director Integrated Marketing, American Dental Association

Join us for our next Executive / Innovator Lunch with Janine MacLachlan. Registration fee includes lunch.

  • Tue, Aug 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Leadership Lunch with Beth Lye

Join us for our next Leadership Lunch with Beth Lye. Registration fee includes lunch.

  • Thu, Aug 9, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Sip, Shop & Network @ Rebecca Minkoff

Join Ellevate and Rebecca Minkoff for a casual evening of networking, champagne, and shopping - with a 20% discount, of course!

  • Wed, Aug 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Downtown Quarterly Power Morning Coffee Meet-Up

Join us for our next quarterly coffee meet-up!

  • Wed, Aug 1, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Eating Disorders, A Silent Epidemic: Fireside Chat with Dr. Karen Jennings

Join Karen Jennings, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC for an evening of education and candid discussion on eating disorders, nutrition, and wellness.

  • Thu, Jul 19, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
What I Wish I Knew — a Panel Event

Learn from four accomplished panelists on what they wish they knew earlier in their career. Register by Monday July 9.

  • Wed, Jul 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Leadership Lunch with Janine MacLachlan

Join us for our next Leadership Lunch with Janine MacLachlan. Registration fee includes lunch.

  • Wed, Jul 11, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
**Postponed**Brazen Global Event: the Brazen Growth Group Challenge

This event has been postponed.

  • Thu, Jun 21, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
PivotUp! Presents: Summer Goal Setting with the Ellevate Network

Spend some time this summer thinking about the big picture in your business and your personal life! Lunch is included with registration.

  • Wed, Jun 20, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL