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2012 - 13 Events

Saturday, September 29, 2012 - GWB Summer Happy Hour and New Student Welcome

Join GWB the first Saturday afternoon of fall quarter in welcoming the new class of women at Booth.

Canteen (formerly Grami), 160 East Grand
Saturday, September 29    4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Beverage specials will be available, and appetizers provided courtesy of GWB.

 

Past Events

Saturday, August 11, 2012 - Concert in the Park

Join us for GWB's quarterly social event at the Pritzker Pavilion to listen to a live concert. Wrap up a week of work and classes with an informal get-together with fellow Booth women, enjoying some beverages, cheese, and a live concert at Millennium Park. 

Pritzker Pavilion, at Millenium Park
Saturday, August 11    6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.)
Appetizers provided courtesy of GWB.

 

Saturday, June 23, 2012 - GWB Summer Happy Hour and New Student Welcome

Join GWB the first Saturday afternoon of summer quarter in welcoming the new class of women at Booth.

Grami, 160 East Grand
Saturday, June 23    4:30  -6:30 p.m.
Beverage specials will be available, and appetizers provided courtesy of GWB.

  

 Friday, June 1, 2012 - Alumni Mentoring Dinner

How will I move from my current level to a more senior level in my job? How have others managed to use their Booth experience to help achieve their goals? How will I balance work and a family and other activities? Are these the questions running through your mind? 

Join the Graduate Women in Business on Friday evening, June 1, for our 2nd annual Spring Alumnae Dinner and Conversation at Emilio's Tapas. Talk with several recent graduates about their experiences in transitioning from the part-time programs into life after Booth while meeting new classmates and enjoying an outstanding meal from a top-line menu of Emilio's greatest hits.

Emilio's Tapas, 215 East Ohio
Friday, June 1   6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 includes a full tapas meal, dessert, and soft drinks.

 

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - Booth Women Connect and Movie Night

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - GWB Spring Happy Hour and New Student Welcome

Friday, May 20, 2011 - Alumni Mentoring Dinner at Emilios

Saturday, May 14, 2011 - GWB Game Night

Saturday, May 7, 2011 - How to Love Networking with Gail Sussman of Inspired Choice

Saturday, April 9, 2011 - GWB Spring Happy Hour and New Student Welcome

Saturday, March 12, 2011
Life Choices Post-MBA: What do women consider when balancing career and personal needs?
 Panelists include Booth alumni Elene Cafasso, Khloe U Karova, and Cynthia Shelley.
 
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Kathryn Mikells Luncheon
 GWB and CBFC present Kathryn Mikells, Executive Vice President and CFO of Nalco and former CFO of United Air Lines. Ms. Mikells will speak about the UAL/Continental Merger, her career path, and the impact that the Booth MBA has had on her professional success. Following her talk, attendees will have the opportunity for Q&A with Ms. Mikells.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
GWB Dinner at Niu 
The GWB invites you to its next networking event. Come meet fellow females in the program and enjoy gourmet food at Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, November 11, 2010
GWB Wine Tasting Event
Join the Graduate Women in Business (GWB) for the Wines Around the World Tasting at BIN 36. The tasting menu includes 9 varietals from Europe, South America, and the United States along with soda, beer, and 5 varieties of artisan cheese. This is a networking event open to all Evening and Weekend Booth students. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, October 23, 2010
GWB Networking Event at 1154 LILL Studio  
The Graduate Women in Business invites you to our next networking event! Get to know other Chicago Booth women while designing your own bags at 1154 LILL Studio. We will provide beverages and snacks and one lucky guest will win a drawing for a free bag!
 

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Executive MBA Program Women's Event
 Please join the current women in the Executive MBA Program and Admissions staff for an evening of networking and conversation as you learn about the various women organizations available to you at Chicago Booth.

Saturday October 2, 2010
GWB Mentoring Presentation
 

Join us to learn more about the GWB Mentoring program. We will have a short presentation to give you all the details and answer any of your questions. No commitment is required, but if you're interested in being a mentor or having a mentor through GWB, come and learn more about it.
The time commitment to be a mentor is only a few hours per quarter, but in that short time you can help develop a fellow student, build your network and leadership skills, and enrich your community. For those interested in having a mentor, a GWB mentor can provide valuable perspective and guidance as you go through school and beyond.

Saturday, August 28, 2010
Women's Welcome Breakfast
 

Saturday, June 12, 2010
Women's Welcome Breakfast
 

Saturday, May 22, 2010
GWB Spring Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: Lindsay Avner, Founder and Executive Director of Bright Pink

 Lindsay founded Bright Pink in January of 2007. Bright Pink is the only national nonprofit organization with an exclusive focus on the prevention and early-detection of breast and ovarian cancer in high-risk young women. The organization offers seven educational and support initiatives to its more than 10,000 members and supporters nationwide. Lindsay currently resides in Chicago, IL and serves as the co-chair of the Young Women’s National Advisory Council for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement. Lindsay’s story has been profiled in such media outlets as the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Women’s Health, Chicago Magazine, The Today Show, and CNN.
To learn more about Lindsay Avner and Bright Pink, please click here.

 

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Investing with 2020 Vision: Creating your personal wealth management strategy for the next decade and beyond.
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The Spring conference brings together professionals from all of Chicagoland's leading industries and universities for this exclusive half-day forum.  Gain a deeper understanding of the main themes and drivers currently active in the global market place and learn how they apply to you and your personal investment strategy. Panelists, who are leaders in the industry, will lead and then engage the audience in a high level of intelligent and thoughtful discussions on these relevant topics.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Alumni and Student Dinner Series: Women in Business
 

Please join us for a dinner event for women in business.  Discuss the experience of fellow women in business, engage in the spirited dialogue that is the hallmark of all Chicago Booth events, and network with industry professionals from the Chicago Booth community. 

Saturday April 10, 2010
GWB Mentoring Presentation
 

Join us to learn more about the new GWB Mentoring program. We will have a short presentation to give you all the details and answer any of your questions. No commitment is required, but if you're interested in being a mentor or having a mentor through GWB, come and learn more about it.
The GWB Mentoring program will be open to all current students who are GWB members in the spring quarter and to GWB alumni in subsequent quarters. The time commitment to be a mentor is only a few hours per quarter, but in that short time you can help develop a fellow student, build your network and leadership skills, and enrich your community. For those interested in having a mentor, a GWB mentor can provide valuable perspective and guidance as you go through school and beyond.
The presentation will be followed by a mixer at Regal Beagle, so please stop by to relax and connect. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 13, 2010
Women's Welcome Breakfast

 

Saturday October 3, 2009
GWB Fall Mixer & Mentoring Info. Session
 
Join us to learn more about the new GWB Mentoring program! We will have a short presentation to give you all the details and answer any of your questions. No commitment is required but if you're interested in being a mentor or having a mentor through GWB, come and learn more about it!
The GWB Mentoring program will be open to all current students who are GWB members in the Fall quarter, and to GWB alumni in subsequent quarters. The time commitment to be a mentor is only a few hours per quarter but in that short time, you can help develop a fellow student, build your network and leadership skills, and enrich your community! For those interested in having a mentor, a GWB mentor can provide valuable perspective and guidance as you go through school and beyond.

Saturday, June 30, 2009
Women's Welcome Breakfast

 

Saturday, May 23, 2009
GWB Spring Luncheon
7 Steps to Find Your Perfect Career: Recession Proof Career Strategies
Keynote Speaker: Margot Weinstein, Ph.D

 Dr. Weinstein is the author of "7 Steps to Find Your Perfect Career" and an expert career consultant. She will be speaking about the steps to take to find your perfect career and how to recession-proof your career once you have found it.
During her presentation, Dr. Weinstein will share with you how to:
*Create an ideal career path with her "7-step" approach that will enable you to move forward in a new global economy;
*Build a career portfolio to demonstrate your value to potential employers and partners;
*Learn how to leverage the people you meet by creating a true exchange of ideas, opportunities, and support.  To learn more about Dr. Weinstein and her book before the luncheon please click here.

Saturday, May 16, 2009
Women in Consulting Panel: Work Life Balance
Co-hosted by the Chicago Consulting Club and Graduate Women in Business

Moderator: Anita Brick
Panelists:
Melissa Hadhazy, Senior Consultant at Roland Berger - Consumer Goods/Operations
Penny Petropoulos, Associate at Booz & Company - Financial Services
Caludia Saran, Partner at Kp.m.G - Organizational Transformation and Change
 
The panel will discuss topics around how to manage work/life balance as a woman in the consulting industry. The panel will explore the challenges women face in the industry and panelists will offer advice on navigating through the industry.

2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009
GWB Annual Wine Tasting Event

 

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Student Group Fair

Saturday, March 7, 2009
Navigating the Obstacles Women Face When Starting a Business

 

Moderator:
Professor Waverly Deutsch, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship
Panelists:
Margaret Castrovillari, CEO and CFO, Soulistic Studio and Spa
Libby Andrews, Owner and Inventor of the original Yoga Stick-e ® Socks ... For that Barefoot Feeling! and CEO, Stick-e® Brands
Professor Linda Darragh, Adjunct Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008
What Women Need to Know about Financial Planning

 

Saturday, May 24, 2008
GWB Spring Luncheon
 Researcher and trainer Anne Beall will teach us the basics of reading others and show us how to interpret the many elements of communication that are often overlooked in professional interactions. She will also talk about the differences between female and male nonverbal communication, including the strengths and pitfalls of each. Learn to evaluate and modify your own body language to become more effective and persuasive in your interactions with prospective employers, clients and colleagues.

Anne E. Beall, Ph.D. is President of Beall Research & Training, a firm that specializes in training people to read and use nonverbal communications more effectively. Anne received her M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Social Psychology from Yale University. In her spare time, she is an amateur photographer and avid runner.

Sunday, May 11, 2008
Mothers Day, Y-Me Race.

Please join GWB for a fun and beautiful day of running/ walking as we raise funds to support Y-ME's programs and services that are offered free of charge to anyone touched by breast cancer. Currently, 2 million Americans are living with breast cancer, and more than 180,000 will be diagnosed this year alone. GWB has joined Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization in its effort to ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone. In 2006, forty-eight GSB Gals team members participated in the race and the team raised $4302. We believe that we can do better in 2008! GWB has set a goal of raising $5000 this year. Please help us achieve our goal and jointhe team. We won't be able to do it without your participation and support.

Thursday, April 24th , 2008
First Annual GWB-UCWBG Speed Mentoring Event

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Gleacher Room 621
Admission: This event is only available to GWB members and will be $15

This Speed Mentoring event is a joint effort with the University of Chicago Women's Business Group (UCWBG). It provides GWB members a unique opportunity to network with leaders in the business community and learning from their experiences. Participants will attend a variety of "table talks," each chaired by an experienced Mentor. Three rounds of table talks, giving everyone the chance to meet more than one mentor over the evening. Topics include:

Light refreshments will be served between the rounds.

Information about "UCWBG"

The University of Chicago Women's Business Group ("UCWBG") is a nonprofit alumnae association organized to address the professional, personal and career developmental needs of women, primarily graduates of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business .

Saturday, April 19th , 2008
Annual Wine Tasting Event at Bin 36

Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: 339 N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610

Monday, January 14, 2008
Martinis and Manicures

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Motel Bar (600 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago )
Cost: Free for GWB members
Includes: Manicure and one Martini

GWB invites you to attend "Martinis and Manicures." Get a manicure, have a drink, and network with Chicago's brightest GSB students!

2007

November 10, 2007 - Stressed out from midterms?
Well, GWB has the answer... We've organized an outing to the spa!

Location: Exhale mindbodyspa (945 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60610)
Cost: One Hour Core Fusion Class $12
Additional Spa Treatments: varies based on treatment selected

Join us for at noon for a one hour Core Fusion® class followed or preceded by a spa treatment of your choice.Build a strong core. Develop washboard abs. Improve posture. Focus your mind.
Core Fusion® is a proprietary mind body class fusing the disciplines of Pilates, yoga, core-conditioning and orthopedic stretching to produce long, lean muscles and a strong flexible, youthful body.

October 6, 2007
Fall Panel
Straight Talk for Women: Five Successful Women Share With You What They Wish They Knew Earlier In Their Careers

Agenda:
4 - 4:30 p.m. - check in, mix and mingle
4:30 - 6 p.m. - panel discussion, questions & answers
6 - 7 p.m. - dinner, drinks, and networking
Location: Gleacher Center, Room 100

Moderator:
Holly Raider
Panelists:
Julie Beck, Director of Strategy- Cheese and Dairy Division, Kraft Foods
Brenda Dunn-Kinney, Consultant, West Monroe Partners
Dana Damyen, Chief Financial Officer, Active Screw & Fastener
Michele Ringwood, Entrepreneur, CEO of Pronto Connections
Judith Wright, CEO of The Wright Institute

Saturday, May 26, 2007
GWB Spring Luncheon
Topic
: Working Women's Staunchest Allies: Supply and Demand and How the Market Acted Affirmatively for Women
Featured Speaker: Gary Becker, Nobel Prize Laureate

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Gleacher Room 621

Professor Gary Becker, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the National Medal of Science, is best known for research that illuminates how economic decisions influence people's lives.

April, 14, 2007
Annual GWB Wine Tasting Event

Location: Webster's Wine Bar, 1480 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Time: 4:30 - 8 p.m.

Come join the Graduate Women in Business (GWB) & Student Advisory Council (SAC) for a fun night of wine tasting at the popular Webster's Wine Bar. This GWB signature event, cosponsored by SAC, is open to the entire GSB community. The event is a fun opportunity to network with fellow students while learning about and sampling various wines. Tickets include a wine seminar, appetizers, and, of course, some excellent wine. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available.

2006

October 17, 2006
UCWBG Women’s Summit

The UCWBG in partnership with Hewitt Associates, Harris Bank and Lee Hecht Harrison is hosting its second annual Women's Summit, Creating a Shared Vision and is pleased to announce that Cherie Booth, QC will be the keynote speaker. Cherie Booth is a trailblazer in her professional life and a dedicated wife and mother in her private life. After studying Law at the London School of Economics (LSE), Cherie Booth was at the top of her class in her Bar examinations and was called to the Bar in 1976. She was the first (and still the only) person to earn an LSE law degree with a first class in all her subjects. She married Tony Blair in 1980 and in 1995 she became a Queen's Counsel, which is a title held by only 10 percent of English lawyers. Currently, she specializes in Public, Employment and European Community Law at Matrix Chambers law group in London.

June 3, 2006
Celebrate Spring! Ladies Luncheon.

The inaugural Spring Luncheon provided an opportunity for women in the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs to network with other students, faculty, and staff at the GSB. Keynote speaker Libby Andrews, '94 shared her experiences as an entrepreneur. Her handbag business in Chicago, Libby's Luxuries, has grown in less than two years to do $250,000 in sales in 2005 (https://URL=http://www.libbysluxe.com ).

May 20, 2006
GWB/SAC Wine Event

More than 50 students, friends, and partners kicked off Spring by enjoying a wine seminar, open bar and appetizers at the Webster Wine Bar.

May 14, 2006
Mothers Day, Y-Me Race

GWB and the Chicago Running Group partner for a beautiful day of running and supporting a great cause! 48 team members participated and the team raised $4,302 including money collected from current students, alumni and the Evening/Weekend office.

May 4 - 5, 2006
The Committee of 200 Spring MBA Outreach Seminar.

The event included a women’s dinner at the Gleacher Center featuring Christie Hefner, President and CEO of Playboy, and one of C200’s founding members. On Friday, May 5th Claire Babrowski, President, Chief Operating Officer, and Acting CEO of Radio Shack opened the morning with remarks at the Charles M. Harper Center after which the members of C200 offered concurrent panel discussions and small group conversations for MBA students. C200 is an organization serving women executives in areas of business synergies, leadership advancement, education, mentoring, and recognition. In addition, C200 seeks to improve opportunities for women business leaders.

2005

GWB Tea at the Peninsula

Exclusive Tea Event for GWB members at the Peninsula Hotel; including several tea options, minicakes and biscuits, and champagne. Contact Justina Cho @ http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/cwc/jcho6@gsb.uchicago.edu

2nd Annual GWB Wine Tasting and Networking Event

Our 2nd Annual Wine Tasting at Webster Wine Bar was a great success again this year. Guests enjoyed unlimited wine, and a brief presentation by Webster Wine bar. Contact Amanda Matejak @ http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/cwc/amatejak@gsb.uchicago.edu

Reception for Desiree Rogers, President, People's Energy & Gas Hosted by Young Professionals Committee of the Executive Club of Chicago; co-sponsored by the GWB & several well know companies. Contact Christina Gouglev at http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/cwc/cgouglev@gsb.uchicago.edu

GWB Exclusive BMW Test Drive Experience

Exclusive event offered to GWB members to Test Drive BMWs on a course created at Comisky Park. Contact Molly Wilson at http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/cwc/mwilson3@gsb.uchicago.edu

12th Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon

Join "Crew 12" (joint GWB and PepsiCo team) at the largest community service event in Chicago on Saturday June 11th. Thousands of volunteers will spend the day painting, planting, and cleaning up schools, parks, and social service agencies across Chicago. The event is open to all friends and family, 12 years and older. Contact Christina Gouglev at cgouglev@gsb.uchicago.edu

2004

November 24, 2004
GWB Speaker Event

Kathy Flannigan, President of UCWBG, (University of Chicago Women in Business Group (Alumni Organization). Contact Jennifer DeSplinter.

October 12, 2004
Top Women in Funds Management Reveal Key Industry Trends and Career Strategies at the MidAmerica Club.

Co-Sponsored Event with UCWBG and FWA (Financial Women's Association). Speakers included Barbara Krumsiek, CEO Calvert Funds, Collete Wallner, President Johnson Asset Management, and Jane McCart, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust. Contact Christina Gouglev, GWB President, at http://student.chicagobooth.edu/group/cwc/cgouglev@gsb.uchicago.edu .

March 2, 2004
Building the Career of Your Dreams

A Panel Discussion with Members of the
University of Chicago Women's Business Group

February 3, 2004
Jazz Brunch at Bistro 110.

Network with fellow students and members while eating great food.

 

Last Updated 9/6/12