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Leadership Lunch with Rana Lee, Principal, SmithGroupJJR

Join member Rana Lee for an engaging Executive & Innovator Member lunch hour discussion. Lunch is included with registration.

  • Mon, Apr 30, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Managing Money Better to Build Wealth

Keep more of what you earn (and invest) in order to live your dream life and prepare for retirement. This seminar will provide tips on how to manage your money better and build wealth.

  • Thu, Apr 26, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Whiskey Sister Event: Whiskey 101 and Networking Tips for Cocktail Receptions

Join member Hillary Lake, founder of Whiskey Sister, for an evening of sips and networking tips!

  • Wed, Apr 25, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Own Your Superpower: Leadership Series for Women

If you long to take a deeper dive into self-transformation, because you know it’s a powerful way to transform the world, this series is for you. Come explore your superpower as a force for good.

  • Tue, Apr 24 6:00 PM - Wed, Jul 25 6:00 PM CDT
  • Oak Brook, IL
*SOLD OUT* Improv Skills for Networking Success Event with Nicole Frier at evolveHer

This event is sold out! To be added to the wait list, please email chapters@ellevatenetwork.com. This is an exciting interactive improve workshop at the evolveHer space in River North.

  • Wed, Apr 11, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Women's History Month Program

Join Chicago.AnitaB.org's prominent CEOs & CIOs for inspiring & enlightening conversation. Hear their journeys & challenges and the action steps we can take to lift each other throughout the year.

  • Thu, Mar 22, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Special Screening of Miss Representation

Join us for one of 30 screenings of Miss Representation - a documentary focused on how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

  • Tue, Mar 20, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Innovator and Executive Council Leadership Lunch

Join us for an Executive / Innovation Lunch at SHIFT Health, a revolutionary approach to healthcare designed for people looking to take control of their health and live their best lives.

  • Tue, Mar 20, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Schaumburg Lunch Event: Spring Forward!

Denise Hansard, an executive life coach, will lead an engaging conversation about resetting - a timely topic for the spring season!

  • Thu, Mar 15, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
  • Schaumburg, IL
Executive / Innovator Lunch

Register for our next executive / innovator lunch hosted by Denise Hansard, Life Architect and Motivational Speaker!

  • Mon, Mar 5, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Save the Date: Executive / Innovator Lunch

Save the date for our next executive / innovator lunch hosted by Janine MacLachlan, Director Integrated Marketing, American Dental Association.

  • Tue, Feb 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Sip, Shop & Network @ Rebecca Minkoff

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

  • Thu, Feb 22, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Small Business Summit – Chicago

SharpHeels Small Business Summit is an intimate and engaging event designed to educate women with a passion for owning their own business. Hear advice from 20+ local small business owners.

  • Thu, Feb 22, 2018 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Save the Date: Quarterly Coffee Meet-Up in Downtown Chicago

Join us for our next quarterly coffee meet-up in the city!

  • Tue, Feb 20, 2018 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Career Confidential: Succeeding in Male Dominated Industries

Learn about career opportunities. Hear from women already leading in this space. Get exclusive, insider knowledge on the challenges and advantageous of working in non-diverse industries.

  • Thu, Feb 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
New Location: Ellevate Executive and Innovator Level Lunch

Join us for our next Ellevate Executive and Innovator Level Lunch facilitated by member Melissa McSherry!

  • Mon, Jan 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
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