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Women in Business Summit & Pitch Competition

Join us as Sunshine Enterprises hosts its 2nd annual Women in Business Summit in Evanston! This year's summit will bring together entrepreneurs and working professionals from around the Chicago area. The event includes education, networking and a chance to win money for your business.

  • Sat, Aug 13, 2016 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
  • Evanston, IL
Free Film Screening of Florence Foster Jenkins

Come see Florence Foster Jenkins with the women of Ellevate Chicago at the Iconic Music Box Theatre, followed by a Q+A afterwards with Simon Helberg.

  • Tue, Aug 2 8:30 PM - Wed, Aug 3 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
July Happy Hour

Join Ellevate Chicago for a happy hour at Aire Rooftop Bar at the Hyatt Centric in Chicago!

  • Thu, Jul 28, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Leadership Lunch: Building your Personal Brand

​Join us for our summer Leadership Lunch in Chicago! This event will give our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to connect in a more intimate setting. Members will engage in issue processing, peer advising, networking and business development.

  • Wed, Jul 20, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago June Leadership Lunch: Honing your Mentoring Skills

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

  • Wed, Jun 22, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
IICF Women in Insurance

The IICF Women in Insurance Conference Series returns to position the insurance industry at the forefront of the national conversation of gender and leadership. The 2015 forums drew over 1,300 professionals into the discussion. IICF invites you to join in the national conversation.

  • Mon, Jun 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Private Screening of India's Daughter

Special discount for Ellevate Members to a Private screening of the Peabody award-winnning documentary "India's Daughter" with the filmmaker Leslee Udwin, and hosted by leading Bollywood film actor, singer and director Farhan Akhtar (also founder of Men Against Rape & Discrimination).

  • Wed, May 25, 2016 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago May Leadership Lunch: Building Your Personal Board of Directors

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

  • Wed, May 25, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Power Networking Breakfast with Strong Professionals

Ellevate Chicago Chapter's "Giving, Educating, and Making a Positive Impact Morning Series" _____ Chicago's Ellevate chapter is pleased to invite you to an exclusive event: Power Networking Breakfast with Strong Professionals

  • Wed, May 18, 2016 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate & Chicago Financial Women's Alliance Present: Embracing Calculated Risks

Join Ellevate and CFWA for a panel on Embracing Calculated Risk.

  • Wed, May 4, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate Chicago April Happy Hour

Join the Ellevate Chicago chapter to ring in the spring with an evening of cocktails and conversation at the Godfrey Hotel's I/O Urban Rooftop Bar while enjoying the stunning city views! The event is open to all, so please feel free to bring friends.

  • Thu, Apr 21, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Leadership Lunch: Work Life Balance

Join us for Ellevate Chicago's first Leadership Lunch of the year!

  • Wed, Mar 16, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Women, Wealth and Wellness Hosted by Morgan Stanley

Please join us for a discussion about how building your professional brand and eating healthy can help build the best you.

  • Thu, Feb 18, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Women and Wealth - An Exclusive Conversation with Ellevate's Top Money Managers

Women are within five years of controlling the majority of wealth in the U.S. How will this change the way we think about wealth? Why is it important that we start engaging in dialogue now? What mu...

  • Mon, Dec 7, 2015 6:00 PM - 6:05 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
November Chicago 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. Members will engage in...

  • Wed, Nov 18, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
Gender Equality In The C-Suite & Boardroom - 25% Off For Members

It's time to go beyond benchmarking on Gender Equality in the c-suite and boardroom. Join executives and investors at this symposium aimed at breaking barriers and achieving real change i...

  • Tue, Nov 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 6:15 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
An Evening at Max Mara Chicago

Max Mara and Ellevate invite you to experience the essence and luxuries of the 2015 Tailored Suit collection. Enter to win a $1000 private Max Mara shopping experience. Mention Ellevate a...

  • Wed, Oct 28, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
October Chicago Leadership Lunch

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

  • Wed, Oct 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Negotiate Your Way to Leadership

Do you think life and business is a meritocracy? Do you negotiate for professional success? Ever wonder how to ask for your next big promotion or raise?Join us for this special breakfast event...

  • Wed, Sep 23, 2015 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
New York Times Bestseller Meg Waite Clayton discusses The Race for Paris

New York Times bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton will discuss her new novel, The Race for Paris, the story of two journalists vying to make history by reporting the liberation of Paris in t...

  • Fri, Sep 18, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
  • Lincolnshire, IL
Chicago Leadership Lunches Launch

Come and join us for the Chicago launch of our Leadership Lunches! This will be the first in a series of monthly lunches, giving our Executive and Entrepreneur level members the opportunity to conn...

  • Wed, Aug 19, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
An Evening of Networking at Tesla Chicago

Join Ellevate Chicago for an exclusive evening of networking and hors d'oeuvres, and experience the Tesla Model S on Wednesday, July 29. Model S is the world's first premium electric seda...

  • Wed, Jul 29, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Business Image and Customer Focus Workshop

The business objectives for this event are continuous professional development and peer-to-peer networking. This is an interactive workshop and networking session for Corporate Executives and ...

  • Wed, Jul 22, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
ProductCamp Chicago

What’s ProductCamp?It’s the “unconference” because there are no fees, no pre planned agenda and absolutely no selling, ProductCamp is basically a set of round table discussions with product manager...

  • Sat, Jun 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Chicago Booth 11th Annual Women's Week

Join the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business in this annual tradition of events celebrating women within the Booth community. Mix and mingle in casual conversations with alumnae, ...

  • Tue, May 26, 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Ellevate + Prada 2015: Made To Order Décolleté Collection

Ellevate Network has partnered with Prada for a series of events in several major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prada and Ellevate invite you to a cocktail reception to preview the Pr...

  • Thu, Apr 16, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Pipeline Fellowship: Changing the Face of Angel Investing - Presented by Pipeline Fellowship Alumnae Network

Join the Pipeline Fellowship Alumnae Network and special guest angel investor Betsy Ziegler for dinner at Kinzie Chophouse on Monday, April 13, 2015!Betsy will share her angel investing journe...

  • Mon, Apr 13, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL
Building Your Sphere of Influence: Breakfast with Leadership Coach Robin Ross

“Why do I need to invest in my network? Who is in my 'network'? How will this help my career? What are the rules of networking? How do I ‘network’, really?”or"What is a sponsor and how do I fi...

  • Tue, Feb 24, 2015 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST
  • Chicago, IL
"Start-Up" Pitch Bootcamp - Session 1

*Only 15 seats available for Ellevate members who are not participating in the BEAM Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, please register by Monday Oct. 27. Fee: $15 (Covers Food & Beverages) Are you an asp...

  • Sat, Nov 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
  • Chicago, IL
CANCELLED - October Workshop Series: Demystifying Angel Investing

Seed rounds. Fund raising. Deal terms. Accredited Investor. These are all terms that we hear with greater frequency these days. Many of us are curious about and eager to invest in startups, pa...

  • Sat, Oct 18, 2014 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
  • Chicago, IL