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85Broads member, Nicole Staple, is the co-founder of Brideside, a dedicated online platform for bridesmaids and designer bridesmaids dresses. Brideside is launching it’s first brick-and-morta...

  • Fri, Apr 5, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Girl Rising - Documentary Film

10×10 is an organization dedicated to opening up access to education for girls around the world. They are presenting a documentary, Girl Rising, about nine girls from different parts of the world w...

  • Wed, Mar 13, 2013 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Yoga Night at lululemon athletica

Save the Date: Wednesday, January 30 More information to come!

  • Tue, Jan 29, 2013 7:00 PM - 7:05 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Power and Investor Member Breakfast with Somaly Mam

Somaly Mam, Cambodian survivor of sex slavery, has aided tens of thousands of women and children in knowing their rights and escaping their plight, and has been recognized as a global leader for he...

  • Mon, Jan 21, 2013 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Breakfast with Solamy Mam - Human rights activist, visionary and fearless survivor of sex slavery

Somaly Mam, Cambodian survivor of sex slavery, has aided tens of thousands of women and children in knowing their rights and escaping their plight, and has been recognized as a global leader for he...

  • Mon, Jan 21, 2013 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EST
  • Chicago, IL
[85 Broads] - By Invitation Only: Breakfast with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-Founder of Gilt Groupe

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, spent three years working in investment banking at Merrill Lynch before blazing a trail up Fifth Avenue after business school, working for Bulgari and Louis Vuitton. Toget...

  • Fri, Nov 30, 2012 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Northwestern University Undergraduate Womens Welcome to 85 Broads

New undergraduate members will be introduced to 85 Broads and current members will have an opportunity to reconnect.

  • Thu, Oct 18, 2012 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Evanston, IL
Booth Women Connect Conference

Make connections. Build your skills. Enhance your career. Join in engaging sessions with distinguished faculty speakers and accomplished Chicago Booth alumnae as they share their experiences and of...

  • Fri, Sep 21, 2012 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Official Launch Party

Join the Celebration!!! The Official Becoming Milla Blaire Launch Party! Hosted by Shari Duffy Toast to the Celebrity Sci-Fi Thriller Series of the Decade! Celebrate ‘Red Carpet Style&#821...

  • Sat, Sep 8, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Chapter Summer Happy Hour

Efficiently “Polished”: How 85 Broads’ Young Entrepreneurs Keep Busy Women Looking and Feeling Their Best We all know her: that perfectly polished colleague who is always dressed to impress, with i...

  • Thu, Aug 30, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Mentorship Program Kick-Off

This fall, 85 Broads Chicago will launch a mentorship pilot program to further connect our Chicago members with mentors and leaders in the Chicago, other U.S. and global chapters. The goal is to c...

  • Sat, Aug 18, 2012 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Booth Women's Week: Chicago

Meet Chicago Booth alumnae at casual gatherings around the world, including hosts Emily Stockert, Booth MBA ‘10, Pam Baskies, ’10, Yewande Maduekwe, ’10, Anne Wong, ’10, and Pooja...

  • Thu, May 10, 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Fashion’s Big “HOAX” by Karna Johnson Styling

Fashion stylist Karna Johnson, (of Karna Johnson Styling Associates) will reveal the secret behind Fashion’s Big “HOAX”. Working with 85 Broad members, she will demonstrate how to adapt your person...

  • Thu, Mar 22, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Chapter February First Mondays Happy Hour

Start your month off right…Same place, same time, every first Monday of the month. We’ll be there! Questions: schwartzl@kirkland.com

  • Mon, Mar 5, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Fireside Chat with Lydia Fisher

Join us for an evening of inspiration, education and mentorship. Continuing our series, the Fireside Chat is designed to provide small group discussions on challenges in today’s workplace and...

  • Tue, Jan 10, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
January First Mondays Happy Hour

Start your month off right…Same place, same time, every first Monday of the month. We’ll be there! RSVP to schwartzl@kirkland.com

  • Mon, Jan 9, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Chapter Holiday Party

Shopping for a Good Cause Please join us for an evening of networking, shopping and giving hosted by 85 Broads Power Circle Member, Mary Liz Lehman, Founder and CEO of Perchance Boutique. *We wil...

  • Thu, Dec 1, 2011 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago 85 Broads Power Breakfast

Devi Vallabheneni & Melissa Hayes from MBA IQ® will lead a lively discussion and debate the question, “Should Everyone Get an MBA?” Whether you are an MBA, non-MBA, MBA-aspirant, le...

  • Thu, Nov 10, 2011 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Fireside Chat with Lydia Fisher

An evening of inspiration, education and mentorship. Continuing our series, the Fireside Chat is designed to provide small group discussions on challenges in today’s workplace and how to ach...

  • Thu, Oct 27, 2011 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Women's Entrepreneur Panel

Join us for an engaging evening and vibrant panel discussion with several of Chicago’s top women entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Gain important perspective on careers in entrepreneurship, in...

  • Wed, Oct 5, 2011 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Fireside Chat with Lydia Fisher

Continuing our monthly series, the Fireside Chat is designed to provide small group discussions on challenges in today’s workplace. Hosted at the home of Lydia Fisher, the author of “Cinderella of ...

  • Tue, Aug 9, 2011 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Benefit for Indego Africa

Celebrate the progress and contribute to the future success of Indego Africa. Support this innovative enterprise that uses a fair trade approach for ending systematic poverty in Africa. IA continu...

  • Thu, Jul 14, 2011 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Build on What's Working For You: The Foundation for Successful Leadership

The Chicago Chapter of 85 Broads presents a Leadership Circle with Host Dr. Carolyn Friend: An evening of exploring and enhancing your leadership skills. Dr. Friend will lead us in an interactive d...

  • Thu, Jun 23, 2011 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
A Fireside Chat with Lydia Fisher

The Chicago Chapter presents its latest Fireside Chat with Lydia Fisher – an evening of inspiration, education and mentorship. Continuing their series, the Fireside Chat is designed to provid...

  • Thu, Jun 16, 2011 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Fireside Chat with Lydia Fisher

Continuing our monthly series, the Fireside Chat is designed to provide small group discussions on challenges in today’s workplace. Hosted at the home of Lydia Fisher, the author of “Cindere...

  • Thu, May 12, 2011 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Booth Women's Week: Chicago

Meet Chicago Booth alumnae at casual gatherings around the world, including host Pammy Baskies, Booth MBA ‘10. Come ask all of your questions about business school and Chicago, and get real answers...

  • Tue, May 10, 2011 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
85 Broads Chicago First Mondays

Same Place, Same Time, Every first Monday of the month…

  • Sat, May 7, 2011 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Fashion and Beauty in Business

The Chicago Chapter of 85 Broads and Saks Fifth Avenue present “Fashion and Beauty in Business.” Please join us for an evening dedicated to women in business, providing a new look at h...

  • Thu, May 5, 2011 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Crain's 8th Annual Small Business Forum

As the economy shows signs of warming up, hear a panel of women business owners discuss the growth of their business and the greatest challenges and opportunities for this year and next. Panel Disc...

  • Wed, Apr 13, 2011 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
"Empowering Women in Media" Conference

“Although women now comprise roughly half of American workers and earn nearly 60% of university degrees, only 24% of the people heard or read about in print, radio and television news are fem...

  • Fri, Apr 8, 2011 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL