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    • 05/27/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Gathering

    Do you have questions about how to assist aging parents?

    Or have information you can share with fellow members?

    The Transitions Exchange invites you to a virtual roundtable discussion.

    We will talk about

    • Managing Cognitive decline issues
    • Physical frailty and living situations support
    • Financial dependency
    • Working with other family members
    • Special problems caused by Covid-19

    and anything else you wish to explore. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and learn from others.  Registration is limited, so sign up today!

    • 06/03/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Gathering

    Master Sommelier Alpana Singh will guide CFE members through a series of wine tasting exercises with common pantry ingredients such as lemon juice, sugar and nuts to better understand and assess a wine’s acidity, alcohol, structure and body. Participants will also learn why these components are the secret to creating memorable food and wine pairings.

    Join fellow CFE members for this unique, highly engaging experience. Upon registering, participants will receive an email with details on the wine and food to purchase in advance.

    • 06/10/2020
    • 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Gathering

    Worried about your job security? 

    Were you already looking before the lock-down and wonder if it’s possible to do anything now? 

    Many parts of the job market are alive and well, and most job search strategies remain completely relevant.  That said, there are some new approaches and new considerations. 

    Join Pat Henahan, CFE Member and Career Transition Coach at Robertson Lowstuter for a discussion about job hunting.  Pat will share insights and engage participants in Q&A.  P.S. Yes, Zoom is part of the answer!

    • 06/11/2020
    • 5:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Virtual Zoom Gathering

    CFE members are invited to participate in a virtual gathering of the Downtown Book Club.  Grab your beverage of choice and a copy of the book Sourdough by Robin Sloan, and join us online from the comfort of your home.

    About the book:
    Lois Clary, a software engineer at a San Francisco robotics company, codes all day and collapses at night. When her favourite sandwich shop closes up, the owners leave her with the starter for their mouthwatering sourdough bread.

    Lois becomes the unlikely hero tasked to care for it, bake with it and keep this needy colony of microorganisms alive.  Soon she is baking loaves daily and taking them to the farmer's market, where an exclusive close-knit club runs the show.

    When Lois discovers another, more secret market, aiming to fuse food and technology, a whole other world opens up. But who are these people, exactly?

    • 06/25/2020
    • 6:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Virtual Gathering

    The West Suburban Book Club invites you to a virtual gathering on June 25th. The book to be discussed is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, comedian, political satirist and host of The Daily Show. 

    The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. 

    Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

    • 07/23/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • TBD

    Women entrepreneurs start companies a twice the rate of men yet those with women CEOs receive only 2% of VC funding. Join us for a lively discussion of existing and emerging financing resources for women entrepreneurs. The program will feature women and men at the forefront of supporting and sponsoring women entrepreneurs, covering their funding needs and available resources. The focus of their conversations will be on (1) what has changed, (2) what still needs to be done, and—most importantly—what should (3) women business owners do NOW in The New Normal to address this long-standing financing dilemma.

    Join us for an insightful moderated panel discussion (moderator TBD)


    ·         James H. Lowry, Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group and a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Hall of Fame inductee who has dedicated his career to advancing women and MBE entrepreneurs.

    ·         Jennifer Brandel, Co-founder, Zebras Unite; CEO of Chicago-based Hearken; Founder, NPR’s (WBEZ-Chicago) Curious City.  Zebras Unite is a founder-created and founder-led movement calling for a more ethical and inclusive movement to counter existing startup and venture capital culture.

    ·         Loretta McCarthy, Managing Partner, Golden Seeds, one of the most active early-stage investment firms in the U.S., focused solely on equity investing in women-led businesses.

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