Apr
8
Wed
Diversity & Inclusion Summit April 2020 @ McDonald's Corporation
Apr 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. Please continue to check back for updated information in regards to when this event has been rescheduled.

Diversity & Inclusion Summit

Presented in partnership with

What would make your organization more inclusive?

Join YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and leading partner organizations in the diversity, equity, and inclusion field for a half-day summit designed for business leaders, senior HR and DEI professionals?

 

Featuring

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Wendy Lewis
VP, Global Chief Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement Officer
McDonald’s Corporation

PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderated by
Dorri McWhorter
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

PRESENTATIONS
Interactive presentations and discussions highlighting Inclusion Chicago and partner organization services and initiatives.


 

Event Sponsors


 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The YWCA encourages you to become our partner in this event. Click here for sponsorship information, or email events@ywcachicago.org to learn more.

 

About Inclusion Chicago

Powered by YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Inclusion Chicago advances diversity, equity, and inclusion by partnering with organizations looking for improved experience and results. Through a set of customized solutions including consultation and training, we provide support in developing data-oriented action plans, and driving organizational change.

Apr
23
Thu
M2057 Maria Pinto Online Shopping Party @ M2057 Maria Pinto
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

In response to COVID-19 YWCA Metropolitan Chicago has moved many of our upcoming events to virtual experiences. Our M2057 Maria Pinto shopping party, originally scheduled for April 23, will be transformed into an online shopping campaign in support of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago! Please continue to check back for updated information!

Apr
27
Mon
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
Apr 27 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute

Free Employment Training and Job Search Assistance

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a new job? Join our next Fifty+ cohort! Information sessions are held on Mondays from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM at our Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute in North Lawndale. We are accepting new members on a rolling basis.

Apr
30
Thu
Empowerment Evening: Women + Investing @ Morningstar, 7th Floor Auditorium
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. Please continue to check back for updated information in regards to when this event has been rescheduled.


YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and Morningstar present a conversation on financial inclusion between Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, and Christie Hefner, Corporate Strategist & Director.

Join us as these highly influential women discuss the disparities that exist between women and men when it comes to investing, strategies and ideas to advance investing opportunities for women, and Krawcheck’s mission to help women reach their financial and professional goals.

Admission is $50 per person (tax-deductible) benefitting YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and will include a networking cocktail reception and light refreshments.

Capacity is limited! Register to attend TODAY!

 

About Sallie Krawcheck

Sallie Krawcheck’s mission is to help women reach their financial and professional goals (or, put more bluntly, to get more money into the hands of women), thus enabling them to live better lives and unleashing a positive ripple effect for our families, our communities and our economy. She is the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest, a digital-first, mission-driven investment platform for women. Ellevest is one of the fastest growing digital investment platforms and has been named a #24 on ​CNBC’s​ top 50 “Disruptor” list, #14 on LinkedIn’s 50 “Most Sought-After Startups” ( #2 in New York), and one of ​Entrepreneur Magazine’s​ Top 100 Brilliant Ideas. Krawcheck is also Chair of Ellevate Network, a 135K-strong global professional women’s network; and she is the best-selling author of “Own It: The Power of Women at Work.”

Krawcheck, one of the few executives to find success in large complex companies and as a startup CEO, is widely recognized as one of the most influential women in business. She has been recognized by ​Inc.​ as a “Top Female Founder”, called “The Last Honest Analyst” by ​Fortune ​ magazine, was named the seventh most powerful woman in the world by ​Forbes​ , was # 9 on ​Fast Company’s list of the “100 Most Creative People in Business and is considered one of the “Most Influential People in ESG Investing” by Barron’s.” She has been called one of the top ​10 up and coming entrepreneurs to watch by ​Entrepreneur Magazine and has landed on ​Vanity Fair’s​ “The 2018 New Establishment List.”

Before launching Ellevest, Krawcheck built a successful career on Wall Street: She was the CEO of Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, US Trust, the Citi Private Bank, and Sanford C. Bernstein. She was also Chief Financial Officer for Citigroup. Prior to that, Krawcheck was a top-ranked research analyst covering the securities industry.

Krawcheck received a BA summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA with honors from Columbia Business School. She has two children and two cats.

 

About Christie Hefner

Christie Hefner is a seasoned professional with more than thirty years’ experience at executive levels in both public and private companies, as well as multiple company directorships.

Previously, Christie served as Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises for 20 years making her the longest serving female CEO of a publicly traded company. She was widely credited with developing and leading the execution of strategies that repositioned the company from its legacy domestic magazine business to a global multi-media and lifestyle company and building its institutional shareholder base. She was on the Fortune 100 Most Powerful Women in the World list for three years, and when she left over 40% of her executives were women.

She was a founding member of The Chicago Network, The Committee of 200 and the Chicago Chapter of Women Corporate Directors, and she was the first woman elected into the Chicago Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization.

Hefner is a passionate advocate for social justice and equal rights. In 1991, she was inducted into the Women’s Business Development Center Hall of Fame for “opening doors and building opportunities for all women entrepreneurs.” She was also on the advisory board of and was spokesperson for “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything” which sparked a global conversation about the consequences of women’s shifting roles in the workplace and in society.

She’s on the Council of National Advisors for Springboard Enterprises, an accelerator for women-led growth ventures, which includes raising capital, and she serves as a director on the board of the Center for American Progress Action, an independent, progressive policy institute and advocacy organization.

Additionally, for over 20 years, she has served on the board of Trustees for Rush University Medical Center and spent four years as project board chairman raising $30 million to build the CORE Center, a joint venture between Rush and Cook County Health Services, which conducts clinical research and provides prevention, education and outpatient care for people with HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases.

May
4
Mon
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
May 4 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute

Free Employment Training and Job Search Assistance

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a new job? Join our next Fifty+ cohort! Information sessions are held on Mondays from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM at our Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute in North Lawndale. We are accepting new members on a rolling basis.

May
11
Mon
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
May 11 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute

Free Employment Training and Job Search Assistance

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a new job? Join our next Fifty+ cohort! Information sessions are held on Mondays from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM at our Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute in North Lawndale. We are accepting new members on a rolling basis.

May
17
Sun
New Look of Leadership 2020 @ Loews Chicago Hotel
May 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Following the CDC’s guidance, this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please click here to support next year’s event, scheduled for Sunday, May 23, 2021!

The 9th Annual New Look of Leadership fashion show will bring together Chicago’s top business leaders to walk the runway showcasing styles from local, independent designers. Participating models embody the YWCA’s values and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. This event will convene nearly 250 business and community leaders for an afternoon of fashion, food, and networking.

 

About the Ambassadors Council

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Ambassadors Council is a diverse group of professionals who contribute their time and support to YWCA Metropolitan Chicago with the collective goal to raise awareness, empower women, and eliminate racism. As the Ambassadors Council’s signature event, New Look of Leadership showcases Chicago’s richly diverse leadership and raises critical funding to support the YWCA’s work in the community.

 

Presenting Sponsors


 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The YWCA encourages you to support our annual New Look of Leadership event and become a partner in creating an inclusive marketplace where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Click here for sponsorship information, or email events@ywcachicago.org to learn more.

 

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is closely monitoring developments with COVID-19 and following the recommendations of public health experts. While the safety of staff, clients, volunteers and supporters is our primary concern, we are also developing plans to minimize interruptions to our many direct services, upon which so many individuals and families rely. Please continue to follow us on social media for updates on programs, services and upcoming events as plans are subject to change.

May
18
Mon
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
May 18 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute

Free Employment Training and Job Search Assistance

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a new job? Join our next Fifty+ cohort! Information sessions are held on Mondays from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM at our Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute in North Lawndale. We are accepting new members on a rolling basis.

Jun
1
Mon
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
Jun 1 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute

Free Employment Training and Job Search Assistance

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a new job? Join our next Fifty+ cohort! Information sessions are held on Mondays from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM at our Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute in North Lawndale. We are accepting new members on a rolling basis.

Jun
8
Mon
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
Jun 8 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute

Free Employment Training and Job Search Assistance

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a new job? Join our next Fifty+ cohort! Information sessions are held on Mondays from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM at our Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute in North Lawndale. We are accepting new members on a rolling basis.