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CFE Weekly Updates

The Weekly Update is designed to keep members informed about upcoming events, career opportunities, and member news.  Members may submit news items to the CFE Office, admin@chicagofinanceexchange.org

                                        CFE Weekly Update               August 13, 2019

In This Issue:

CFE Wine Tasting Social
September Dinner Program
Guest Speaker: Mayor Lori Lightfoot, accompanied by the City Clerk and Treasurer

Drinks with the CFE President & President-Elect
West Suburban Book Club
Crisis and Conflict Communication for Business Leaders
Giving Back Exchange Candle Making Event
Transitions Exchange "The Next 10 Years"
November Dinner Program
Lunch & Learn - Opportunity to Showcase Your Industry Expertise
Exchange Spotlight - Leadership & Professional Development Exchange
Committee Spotlight - Communications
Speaking Opportunities
2020 Women on Boards
Mark Your Calendar - 2020 Winter Social & Annual Meeting


Raise a Glass to CFE! Wine Tasting Networking Event
August 27 | 5:30-7:00pm | Rittergut Wine Bar & Social Club

As a follow-up to the March dinner program with Alpana Singh, CFE members are invited to a wine tasting at Rittergut Wine Bar. Enjoy a guided tasting of four different wines, along with light appetizers, while socializing with CFE members. Rittergut Wine Bar offers an outstanding selection of old and new world wines and is centrally located in the heart of the financial district.

Cost per person: $50 Register Today

 


September Dinner Program with City of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and Clerk Annay Valencia
Monday, September 16 | 5:30 pm | Standard Club of Chicago

The Chicago Finance Exchange Leadership & Professional Development Exchange is excited to celebrate a historical Chicago event! For the first time in Chicago, the entire elected Executive Leadership of the City of Chicago is female! Mayor, Treasurer and Clerk. In addition, Chicago's newly appointed Chief Financial Officer is a woman. We believe this may be the first time that all of the elected executive offices are held by women in any major U.S. city. CFE is the only organization highlighting and focusing on this momentous event.

Join us at the September dinner as we celebrate this historical time for our city. We are honored & delighted to have as our speakers:
• Chicago's 56th Mayor, the Honorable Lori Lightfoot
• City of Chicago Treasurer, Melissa Conyears-Ervin
• City Clerk of Chicago, Anna Valencia


The Mayor, Treasurer and City Clerk have all accepted our invitation. In order to accommodate Mayor Lightfoot's schedule, CFE moved the dinner date to September 16th. Please note the new date!

Regardless of our personal political affiliations, everyone will appreciate hearing from a powerful panel of women about their perspectives, leadership and the City of Chicago. Each will share their thoughts on plans to make government more accountable and accessible, their passion for creating opportunity, and maintaining Chicago's world-class status.

Register today to reserve your spot!

Member Tickets:

Regular Members - No Charge
Non-Resident & Retired Members - $100
Guest Tickets: $175 (guests are welcome when accompanied by a CFE member)

Consider hosting a table of your colleagues. Table sponsor information included below.


Drinks with CFE Leadership: President Joan Rockey & President-Elect Marie Winters
Wednesday, September 25 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm

You are invited to drinks and conversation with CFE President Joan Rockey and President-Elect Marie Winters on the rooftop terrace of the Chicago Club. This is an informal gathering and opportunity to share your ideas and talk about CFE, work, opportunities - nothing is off limits. Seating is limited to ten, so register early!

Cost: $45 Register Here

 


West Suburban Book Club - The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn
Wednesday, September 25 | 6:30 - 8:00 pm | Beatrix Oak Brook

CFE members will gather at Beatrix in Oak Brook for a social book club discussion. The featured book, The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn, follows Anna Fox, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times . . . and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble—and its shocking secrets are laid bare.

Register to attend


A Crash Course in Crisis and Conflict Communication for Business Leaders
High Stress Negotiation Experiences

Guest Speaker: Phil Andrew, Principal, PAX Group
Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Leadership & Professional Development Exchange invite you to a luncheon program hosted by the Chicago Club on the topic of Crisis and Conflict Communication for Business Leaders, featuring speaker Phil Andrew.

Phil Andrew is Principal of PAX Group and has over 21 years of experience as a Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He’s served throughout the Midwest, New York and overseas with expertise in crisis negotiation, undercover work, counterterrorism, national security, violence prevention, crimes against children, and social media. He gained notoriety on May 20, 1988 when he was shot by Laurie Dann in his parent’s home in Winnetka over summer break from UIUC.

He has deployed regularly on domestic and international kidnappings/hostage takings and has received numerous FBI and Department of Justice Awards. Phil has a unique personal story of resilience and survival to motivate individuals and organizations to engage is positive and effective ways. He was previously an instructor at the FBI Academy as an expert in crisis management, negotiation, behavior analysis and undercover investigations and has presented and trained clients globally.

Click here to learn more about the speaker and to register
Cost: $50 pp


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The Next 10 Years - A discussion hosted by the Transitions Exchange
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 5:30 pm

As women move towards the end of their careers there is the question of “What would I like to do for the next 10 years or the last 10 years?”

Join the Transitions Exchange after work at Bar Allegro for an intimate discussion & networking with fellow CFE members. This event is limited to 10 members to encourage group discussion. Cash bar. Attendees will cover their own bill. Register Here


November Dinner Program: Health Disparities and the Opioid Crisis in Chicago
Thursday, November 14, 2019 | Standard Club | 5:30 pm

Guest Speakers:

Cara Brock
Assistant Professor
Clinical Sciences
Roosevelt University

Darlene Hightower
VP Community Health Equity
Rush University Medical Center

One cannot turn on the television, pick up a newspaper or browse online without coming across a story about the national opioid crisis. The CDC has estimated that more than 130 people die of an opioid overdose every day, so this is a serious concern for public health that impacts all of us.

Here in Chicago, a death gap exists; life expectancy for West Side residents is up to 16 years less than those living in the Loop just seven CTA train stops away. The root causes for this disparity include lack of access to education, employment and community investment. West Side United is a collaborative of hospitals, community organizations, government and residents aimed at improving health and economic vitality in 10 West Side neighborhoods. This work seeks to impact the 550,000 residents living on the West Side and to reduce the life expectancy gap by 50% by 2030.

This presentation will discuss the history of West Side United, initiatives, goals and stakeholders, while addressing some of the facts and myths surrounding the opioid crisis discussion to ensure you are armed with the most accurate information in order to advocate for changes that will make a real impact in the community.

Mark your calendars. Registration will open soon.



Opportunity to Showcase Your Industry Expertise


Are you an expert in your industry? Is your industry in the news regarding a crisis, new product or regulation, growth or decline, or positive or negative headlines? Would you like to showcase your knowledge at a CFE Lunch and Learn?

We are looking for individuals that want to spearhead a discussion over lunch on the current state of their industry, their experiences and the lessons they have learned. Lunch and Learns typically run from 12-1pm in a smaller group setting (10-15 individuals) at the speaker’s office conference room. The format can be brown bag style (attendees bring their own lunch) or the speaker may choose to provide. CFE can assist with finding office space if none is available by the speaker. This is not a forum to pitch your company’s products to other CFE members, however a natural part of the conversation will highlight your talent and expertise.

Interested? Please contact: CFE President, Joan Rockey jrockey@castleark.com


Exchange Spotlight: Leadership & Professional Development
Under the leadership of Co-Chairs Kerry Jordan, Toni DiPrizio and Martha McGuire, the L&PD Exchange provides skill development forums for members, with an emphasis on leadership and soft skills pertaining to women leaders that, in turn, generate the content for CFE’s September dinner & other programming.

Interested in learning more? Want to be added to the Leadership & Professional Development Exchange communications? Contact Kerry Jordan, Toni Diprizio, and/or Martha McGuire.

Committee Spotlight: Communications Committee
The Communications Committee objectives are to develop and issue all press releases and other external communications, oversee CFE's internal member communications, direct CFE's website content and design, and to manage member and external content on CFE's LinkedIn group page.

Interested in learning more? Contact Joan Rockey or the CFE Office.


Speaking Opportunities
The Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is looking for speakers for two upcoming conferences. One in October in New York City, and one in December in Phoenix.

CFE President Joan Rockey, and member Kathy Graham, are speaking at both conferences. If you are interested in speaking on one (or more) of the finance/accounting panels, please contact Claire Barnes, Conference Director, AICPA & CIMA Global Events in association with KNect365.


November 21, 2019: 2020 Women On Boards
4:30 - 8:00 pm | Union League Club

8th Annual National Conversation on Board Diversity - Winning Together Now: How can We Engage Allies to Increase Gender Diversity

2020 Women on Boards is a national organization with the goal of increasing the percentage of women on U.S. corporate boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020. Research is clear, diverse boards have more profitable corporate bottom lines.

More than 40 corporate board representatives will be speaking including CFE members Dorri McWhorter, Donna Smith, Venita Fields, and Gaye van den Hombergh. Join the conversation!

Click here to register and view/download the event flyer.


Save the Date!
CFE's 2020 Annual Meeting & Winter Social is scheduled for Thursday, January 16, 2020.


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