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​An Evening of Whiskey Education and Networking

You'll learn about types of whiskey, making whiskey cocktails and pairing whiskey with food. Not interested in whiskey? Then join us for a beverage of your choice and networking.

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate Coffee Meet Up

Meet us for coffee and networking!

  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Executive Member Leadership Lunch Series

Join us for our popular bimonthly leadership luncheon series! The Aug. 14 luncheon will be held at Terzo Piano at the Art Institute. Registration is $10 and lunch is pay your own way.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Happy Hour Celebrating 20 Years of Ellevate

Come join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation at the Filini Chicago patio! **Please note the location and date change for this event!**

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Leadership Lunch

Join the ladies of Ellevate Chicago for their July leadership luncheon. The topic of discussion will be personal branding.

  • Monday, July 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Financing Your Home & Investment Property

Are you planning to purchase your dream home or finance a real estate investment project? Learn from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable lenders and get motivated to execute successfully!

  • Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Career Advancement Summit: Chicago

Take your career to the next level and join SharpHeels in Chicago, July 13th & 14th, for two days of learning with six panel discussions on day one and four 90-minute workshops on day two.

  • Thu, Jul 13 8:00 AM - Fri, Jul 14 4:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Executive Council Member Lunch

Join the Ellevate Chicago ladies for a special leadership lunch!

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate & AIT High Impact Advocacy Workshop in Chicago

​Looking to be a more engaged, active citizen in 2017? The All In Together Campaign is bringing you a in-person, action-oriented workshop on how to (really) drive change in the political process.

  • Monday, June 12, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
June Leadership Lunch

Join the Chicago chapter for this month's Leadership Lunches! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Monday, June 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
UNICEF Revel In the Windy City Fundraiser

Revel in the Windy City celebrates Chicago, its vibrant community, and UNICEF's lifesaving work. Join us for an evening on Elite Yacht as we cruise Lake Michigan in support of UNICEF.

  • Saturday, June 3, 2017 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate Quarterly Coffee Meet Up

This event is sold out, but check back for more events and future coffee meet-ups!

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Second May Leadership Luncheon

Join Ellevate Chicago for the second round of Leadership Lunches this month! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Monday, May 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago's Screening of She Started It

Join Ellevate Chicago at our one-hour screening of She Started It; following the screening, there will be a guided discussion.

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Meet Author and Editor Ann Shoket in Chicago!

This Wednesday, former Seventeen editor in chief and author of "The Big Life" Ann Shoket is talking about ambition, sex, love money and how to find a monumental relationship!

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago May Leadership Luncheon

Join Ellevate Chicago for the first round of Leadership Lunches this month! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Monday, May 8, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Spring Cleaning for Charity with M2057

Join the Ellevate Chicago network for a good cause at M2057! Clean out your closet to benefit Cara, a Chicago program that empowers individuals to break the cycle of homelessness.

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago April Leadership Luncheon

Join us for our April Leadership Lunch in Chicago! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Monday, April 17, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
West Monroe Partners Hosts World Water Day Summit 2017

Water Risks and Why Industry Leaders are Addressing Them

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Fireside Chat with Sallie Krawcheck

**Thank you for your interest in this event. Please note that it is entirely sold out. Please contact the Chicago board at chicago@ellevatenetwork.com if you wish to be added to the waitlist. **

  • Monday, March 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago February Leadership Luncheon

​Join us for our February Leadership Lunch in Chicago! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Monday, February 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago January Leadership Luncheon

​Join us for our January Leadership Lunch in Chicago! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Monday, January 30, 2017 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
January Happy Hour

Kick off the new year with Ellevate Chicago!

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
December Happy Hour

Come network with the Chicago Ellevate Board and the women of the chapter as we close out 2016!

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago November Leadership Lunch

​Join us for our November Leadership Lunch in Chicago! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Monday, November 21, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
The 2016 National Conversation on Board Diversity - Chicago

​Join us for an evening of networking, hors d'oeuvres and insightful conversation. The research is clear - diverse boards have stronger bottom lines. Let us implement actions, policies and programs ne

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Cancelled: Giving with Impact - Creating your Giving Strategy

This event has been cancelled. We look forward to welcoming you at a future event.

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST
  • Chicago, IL
Women In Business Power Lunch: Women, Wealth, and Health - Developing Your Wealth Strategy

Please join us for lunch as we discuss a wide variety of topics regarding the unique risks a woman in business may face and the importance of a plan.

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Mentoring Meetup: Navigating Career Transitions

Join the Chicago chapter for our first ever speed mentoring event focused on managing career transitions.

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago August Leadership Lunch

​Join us for our August Leadership Lunch in Chicago! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
  • Chicago, IL