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Upcoming events

    • 07/15/2020
    • 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Gathering

    Ever notice that some people seem to get a lot of lucky breaks in their careers?  Is it good karma or good strategy? 

    Long term career success takes more than hard work and serendipity.  Achieving your professional goals takes consistent effort at marketing yourself within your current company and across your industry.  Strategically investing an hour or two a week can make a huge difference in the opportunities that come your way. 

    Join Pat Henahan, CFE Member and Career Transition Coach at Robertson Lowstuter for a discussion about personal marketing.  Pat will share insights and engage participants in Q&A. 

    Guests are welcome. Consider inviting a young professional that you supervise or mentor to attend with you.

    • 07/23/2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Gathering on Zoom

    Due to the government guidelines around public gatherings, this program will be offered Virtually.

    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 virtually for an insightful moderated panel discussion, moderated by CFE President Marie Winters.


    ·         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.

    • 07/27/2020
    • 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Gathering via Zoom

    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 A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, and join us online from the comfort of your home.

    About the book:

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

    In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Past events

07/08/2020 The Rise of Cryptocurrency
06/30/2020 Virtual Neighborhood Dinners
06/25/2020 West Suburban Book Club
06/11/2020 Downtown Book Club
06/03/2020 Sensory Wine Tasting Experience with Master Sommelier Alpana Singh
05/27/2020 Aging Care: A Member-to-Member Roundtable Discussion
05/20/2020 Wealth Management for Women: Key Concepts to Consider
05/13/2020 Downtown Book Club
05/07/2020 Wine & Wills Virtual Event
05/04/2020 Take Care of Your Heart Virtual Program
04/29/2020 West Suburban Book Club Event
04/24/2020 Economic and Market Outlook Update
04/23/2020 Women Owned Businesses: The Financing Dilemma Key Points
04/15/2020 Downtown Book Club Event
03/19/2020 Postponed - Bubbles-n-Bites Shopping Event at M2057
03/13/2020 CFO Placement Statistics and Fundamentals
02/26/2020 West Suburban Book Club Event
02/22/2020 Ladder Up Volunteer Day
02/12/2020 Downtown Book Club Event
01/29/2020 2020 Capital Markets Update - Breakfast
01/28/2020 The Next Ten Years Part II - A Transitions Exchange Conversation
01/22/2020 Andy Warhol Lecture and Exhibit
01/16/2020 2020 Winter Social & Annual Meeting
01/16/2020 Ladder Up Training for CFE
12/18/2019 West Suburban Book Club: Holiday Sparkling Pairing Dinner
12/15/2019 Annual Holiday Brunch
12/10/2019 Downtown Book Club Event
11/14/2019 November Dinner Program
10/29/2019 The Next Ten Years - A Transitions Exchange Conversation
10/11/2019 Bright Endeavors Volunteer Event
10/10/2019 Crash Course in Crisis and Conflict Communication for Business Leaders – High Stress Negotiation
09/25/2019 West Suburban Book Club
09/25/2019 Drinks with CFE Leadership
09/16/2019 2019 September Dinner Program

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