Mingle with fellow attendees against the backdrop of vibrant, abstract paintings in this premier West Loop gallery.


Thomas McCormick Gallery
835 West Washington Blvd
Chicago, Illinois

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The University of Chicago Booth Women's Network is pleased to invite you to meet artist and Booth Alumna Pooja Pittie (Goel) '05 and view her newest body of work presented in a solo exhibition at the Thomas McCormick Gallery. Jessica Iverson '12 will facilitate the conversation with Pooja, who made a career switch from Finance & Entrepreneurship to become a professional artist whose paintings have been shown at venues such as EXPO Chicago and Art Miami. Her work is in private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad. Pooja participated in the Lighthouses on the Mag Mile project last year and has recently won a contract to create multiple pieces of public art for Triton College in River Grove, IL. Check out Pooja's work here: https://www.poojapittie.com/

Enjoy drinks and appetizers (included with ticket purchase) as you mingle with fellow attendees against the backdrop of vibrant, abstract paintings in this premier West Loop gallery.


$10 includes drinks and appetizers


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Guests welcome. 

Deadline: 5/30/2019

Speaker Profiles

Pooja Pittie (Goel) (Speaker) '05

Pooja Pittie is a visual artist who lives and works in Chicago.

Born and raised in India, she trained as an Accountant and moved to the U.S. in 1999. An MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business led her to a career in Finance and Entrepreneurship. In 2015, she decided to pursue her lifelong passion for art and made a career change to focus on painting full-time. Pooja has an incurable and progressive form of muscular dystrophy and her studio practice is a struggle for balance between a slow-moving body and an active mind.

Pooja has completed the HATCH residency at Chicago Artists' Coalition and the Center Program at Hyde Park Art Center. She was recently nominated for the 3Arts Visual Art Award and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant.

Her paintings have been exhibited at venues such as Art Miami, EXPO Chicago and The Union League Club of Chicago. She is represented by the McCormick Gallery in Chicago.


Kate Khazin, '12 

Other Information

Since 2002, the Chicago Booth Women's Network (formerly known as the Chicago Women in Business Alumnae Network) is the worldwide organization of women graduates of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Our mission is to support our alma mater, facilitate a global alumnae network online and in person, and support women in business worldwide. Visit our web site: