Upcoming Programs

Oct 20

IWF Global Virtual World Leadership Conference and Gala

Registration is open for IWF’s first ever Virtual World Leadership Conference and Gala, IWF 2020: Leading in a Disrupted World.

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Oct 27

Meet Our Colleagues from Down Under

Join us for a special Virtual Cocktail & Coffee Party spanning continents and time zones.

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Oct 28

U.S. Presidential Election: View from Abroad

Join member Joyce Winnecke for a conversation exploring how the U.S. Presidential election is viewed from abroad.

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other Events of Interest 

flavor: four tasting menus by 16 women restaurateurs

FLAVOR is a collection of four tasting menus by 16 women restaurateurs that is available all October for delivery and pickup on the weekend. It's a collective initiative by Chicago Let's Talk Founder Rohini Dey, Ph.D., Owner and Founder, Vermilion Restaurants.  Order for yourself or gift FLAVOR to those who've missed dining out.

Now through October 24
12:00 PM Central Time
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Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Center, Lynn Osmond, President and CEO, looks forward to welcoming architecture lovers from across and beyond Chicago to enjoy an expanded Open House Chicago (OHC) festival. Returning for a tenth consecutive year, Open House Chicago 2020 has been reconfigured and will offer nearly 50 experiences, online and in person, highlighting 20+ areas and neighborhoods with an intentional focus on the city’s South and West Sides.  The mobile app is available - download the app and take a self-guided tour!

October 16 through October 25
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TCN's 2020 Women in the Forefront

Unparalleled times call for extraordinary leadership. To celebrate two unrivaled women in the forefront this year, The Chicago Network. Maria Doughty, President and CEO, is hosting the first-ever dual Women in the Forefront events. Join TCN for these unprecedented events that spotlight some of the most empowering women leaders in our nation.  Featured women are Cathy Engelbert, WNBA Commissioner and Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress.

Tuesday, October 20 and October 27
12:00 PM Central Time
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on point: political experts bring presidential election analysis

The 2020 presidential election is playing out amid the staggering toll of the coronavirus, a devastated economy and continuing rabid debates over health care plans, immigration policies and future Supreme Court seats.  Join The Executives’ Club of Chicago, Margaret Mueller, President and CEO, for a lunchtime panel discussion with up-to-the minute analysis from former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos.

Wednesday, October 21
12:00 PM Central Time
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A toast to Voting Early, Voting Often and Voting for Women! 

In the spirit of the campaign season, IWF Connecticut invites you to a timely program featuring Patricia Russo, Executive Director of Women's Campaign School at Yale University. Patti will share what she has seen over the years in terms of women's interest in running for office and the challenges women face in pursuing civic service. Patti is a respected and passionate leader focused on women's rights.  In addition as a toast to the campaign season, Rob Metz, General Manager of  Avery's Beverages, a New Britain-based business since 1904, will join to share the story of their every four-year special soda produced in honor of the presidential candidates.

Wednesday, October 21
5:30 PM Central Time
To RSVP, email Jo-Ann Maude

The 2020 chicago consular corps gala

Make plans to join World Business Chicago, Chicago Sister Cities International and the Chicago Consular Corps for the annual Chicago Consular Corps Gala: Around the World in One Night. The reimagined Gala promises to be a virtual international experience like no other, where Chicago’s cultural diversity and its global connectivity is front and center.

Friday, November 6
6:00 PM Central Time
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blessings in a backpack "do it yourself' 5k

Brooke Wiseman, CEO, Blessings in Backpack, invites you to participate in a "Do It Yourself" 5K run/walk that can be done on your own time, at your own pace, and in your own place!  Participate at any time between Saturday, November 7th, and Sunday, November 15th. Team captains and sponsorship opportunities are available. 

November 7 through November 15
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american red cross: disaster response 2020

The American Red Cross Tiffany Circle of Women Leaders presents Disaster Response 2020: COVID-19, Hurricanes, and Wildfires.  Featured speaker is Brad J. Kieserman, Vice President Disaster Operations & Logistics, American Red Cross, and hosted by Dorothy Alpert and Jill Coyle Co-Chairs, Tiffany Circle of Women Leaders Greater New York Region. Register early, limited capacity.

Tuesday, November 10
11:00 AM Central Time
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If you have a local event you would like posted, send to [email protected]

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