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Executive / Innovator Member Leadership Lunch with Ann Freeman

Join Ann Freeman for an engaging leadership lunch about the “Quiet Breadwinner.” Registration ends Monday Dec. 10. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Tue, Dec 11, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Executive / Innovator Member Leadership Lunch with Kim Kleeman

Join Kim Kleeman for an engaging Leadership Lunch focusing on How to Best Position Yourself in the Market for 2019. Registration ends Friday Nov. 30. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Dec 3, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Accenture & DePaul University Present: Navigating Challenges and Opportunities

This session is designed to clarify the subtle and often not-so-subtle barriers to women’s career progression in today’s workplaces. Register: grad.depaul.edu/register/nov302018

  • Fri, Nov 30, 2018 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
#GivingTuesday Feature Panel and Nonprofit Expo

From getting on a board to volunteering to starting something, there are many ways of taking action and giving back. Get inspired at our annual #GivingTuesday event and plot how you will take action.

  • Tue, Nov 27, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Yes, YOU Can Be Creative: Elevating Your Creative Energy Workshop with Laura Honeycutt

Join Ellevate for this unique workshop in an inspiring space: EvolveHer! Ellevate registrants will receive a complimentary day pass to EvolveHer.

  • Wed, Nov 14, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Downtown Power Morning Coffee with Gail Sussman-Miller

Join Gail Sussman-Miller for a downtown power morning coffee! Gail's topic will be: Asking for Help with Greater Ease by Taking Your Self Out of the Formula.

  • Tue, Nov 13, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Suburban Ellevate Holiday Wine Tasting Event

Hey suburban Ellevate women…..join us for the Holiday Wine Tasting Event!

  • Wed, Nov 7, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Niles, IL
Northwest Suburb Power Morning Coffee with Denise Hansard, CEO, Coaching2Dream

Join members and prospective members for a morning coffee with Denise Hansard, CEO, Coaching2Dream.

  • Tue, Nov 6, 2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM CST
  • Schaumburg, IL
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
Northwest Suburb Networking Event: Sip, Savor & Shop

Sip, savor, and shop with Ellevate!

  • Thu, Oct 25, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Palatine, 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
Doing Power Differently: Dynamics of Women's Leadership

Tap your power to be present and confident in challenging situations so you can listen and act, rather than react and defend.

  • Thu, Sep 27, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
  • Oak Brook, 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
Schaumburg Lunch with Denise Hansard, CEO Coaching2Dream

Join members and prospective members for a luncheon hosted by Denise Hansard, CEO of Coaching2Dream.

  • Thu, Sep 13, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
  • Schaumburg, 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
Your Core Presence™: Women's Mini-Retreat

Reclaim and renew yourself. Core Presence™ is that spark of aliveness and energy within each of us. Engage in movement and practices to embody your innate fullness, creativity and radiance.

  • Sat, Aug 25, 2018 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM CDT
  • Oak Brook, IL