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Past Event: January 12 – CFW Book Club Series: The Gratitude Diaries Featuring Author Janice Kaplan


Join Chicago Financial Women and New York Times Best Selling author, Janice Kaplan, on January 12th, as we kickoff our CFW Book Club Series with The Gratitude Diaries: How a year of looking on the bright side can transform your life.
One New Year’s Eve, journalist and former Parade editor in chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next twelve months will have less to do with the events that occur than with her own attitude and perspective.

Past Event: December 9 – CFW Virtual Holiday Event: Favorite Things and Gift Giveaway!!!

Like another Chicago native, our ‘Favorite Things, Holiday Event’ is one of our most anticipated events every year! ‘Ugly’ sweaters are encouraged! Please join Chicago Financial Women in sharing your one favorite item, $25 or less, that you can’t live without, or love gifting to others. You can either bring the item to “show and tell” or bring the link […]

Past Event: July 30 – Virtual Self-Care Favorite Things Happy Hour

Join Chicago Financial Women for a Virtual Self-Care Favorite Things Happy Hour Join CFW at our second virtual event, where we’ll be sharing our favorite beauty and wellness products, self-care routines, meditation podcasts, etc. We’re all feeling a bit of Zoom fatigue at this point, so we encourage you to follow the lead of our Events Team pictured above and get […]

Past Event: June 25 – Virtual Pet Lovers Yappy Hour

Join CFW at our first virtual event, where we encourage the cameos of your new WFH (work from home) colleagues, your pets! You can now get them in on the happy hour action at our Virtual Pet Lovers Yappy Hour! Don’t have a pet? Your participation is welcome as we will have ‘Players for Pits’ joining to discuss current opportunities […]

CANCELED — March 19 – Wine Course and Tasting

In compliance with the Chicago COVID-19 precautions, this event has been postponed and refunds will be issued.

Past Event: February 26 – Career Navigation & Resume Workshop, featuring Michelle Reisdorf

Michelle Reisdorf is a Regional Vice President with Robert Half, a recognized leader in professional staffing and consulting services. With nearly 24 years in the staffing industry, Michelle brings a wealth of experience to executives, professionals, business owners and other clients in need of staffing assistance. Learn how to best navigate your career during this time of continuous industry disruptions, […]


Expand your professional network or find new opportunities by joining our Annual Speed Networking Event! What’s Speed Networking? Speed Networking works a lot like ‘Speed Dating’ without the ‘Dating’. Join CFW as we host a structured opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself, face to face, one business professional at time. Whether you are in finance, real estate, an […]

Past Event: December 11 – CFW Holiday Event: Favorite Things Gift Exchange & Book Swap

Join Chicago Financial Women for our Favorite Things Gift Exchange and Book Swap! We’ve arranged an evening of (optional, but incredibly entertaining) activities as a fun and easy way to get to know each other better and leave with a few new gift ideas, just in time for the holidays! We encourage participation in the festivities, but spectators are welcome […]

Past Event: November 20 – Jewelry & Stones 101 – Antique Roadshow

Join Chicago Financial Women for an evening of networking and consumer education on jewelry and stones from the Chicagoland premier jewelry retailer, Diamonds on Wabash. Their experienced team will share the essentials of what you need to know before buying a diamond and what’s trending in the jewelry market, just in time for the holidays! Your ticket grants you access […]

Past Event: October 29 – Improv Techniques for Better Communication & Public Speaking featuring Julie Ostrow

Elevate your public speaking skills with techniques to incorporate humor and improvisation from The Second City trained communications coach, Julie Ostrow. Julie will lead us in an interactive workshop on best practices in tackling the unforeseen obstacles that can arise in a presentation and how to roll with the punches with quick witted humor and professionalism! Join Chicago Financial Women; […]

Past Event: September 17: The LOFT – Fall Styling Event

Get ready for Fall with a wardrobe refresher at Ann Taylor Loft. Receive fashion advice from a wardrobe specialist and learn about this season’s top trends while networking with other Chicago Financial Women. Includes food & wine, as well as exclusive access to a 40% discount to use in-store & entry to win a $100 gift card. Event Details Date: […]

Event: 2019 Summer Happy Hours

Save the date! It’s that time of the season for our always well attended and fun Happy Hours in the city! Network, meet new people and enjoy the river, city or the park views. NO CHARGE but pay as you go for drinks and food. Look for a balloon to find us.   June 26 – Virgin Hotel Bar – […]

Past Event: May 22 – Fight or Flight Self Defense Workshop

** This 75-90 minute interactive personal safety awareness training coupled with hands-on instruction of personal safety techniques. Attendees will leave with 3-5 physical skills that could save their life in the event of violence both in and out of the workplace. Inclusive of all levels of physical fitness. About Debbie Pickus Debbie Pickus has a black belt in Shotokan karate, has […]

Past Event: April 11 – The Networking Roundtable

Participants will be able to explore each other’s job roles in detail and give or receive advice on career development through their own experiences. You will get to meet each and every attendee and make some fantastic connections! It’s a great way to meet others representing the technology, accounting, trading, banking and other areas of financial service. Learn more about new and old CFW […]


Join us at the Walnut Room for cozy and warm Happy Hours! We hope you can join us on March 20, 2019. Then, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, through May 2019. Real Happy Hour pricing on selected drinks and bar munchies from 4 – 7 pm. It’s a warm and fun way to network! Event Details Date: March 20, […]