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The Chicago Finance Exchange (CFE) was founded in 1980 as the premier network for accomplished women leaders in finance in Chicago. The organization began with just 25 members and has grown to more than 175 today. CFE provides an integrated offering of professional and networking events on critically relevant topics. CFE has been named one of Chicago's eight most exclusive business clubs by Crain's Chicago Business.

Mission Statement

At CFE, we engage, enrich, and empower executive women in finance.

Our Goals

• To actively explore and share ideas and expertise important to today's financial decision makers
• Create a professional and personal community resource within its engaged member base
• To contribute ideas, expertise and talent to the Chicago and global business community

Our Approach

CFE is member led and organizes itself via two important components.  The first is its Exchanges, which are the forums that bring members together around five high level topical areas to share their ideas, expertise, and experience.  The Exchanges generate the content which CFE programs are then developed and executed.  Programs include professional speakers, intimate networking events, informal social, and philanthropic activities.  The second component is CFE Committees, which provide the necessary organization and program support to CFE and its member activities.  Both successfully come together to create programs and activities critically relevant to CFE's engaged membership base.  


Membership is by invitation only. Our membership is comprised of female financial executives in high-level, senior management positions in the Chicago metropolitan area. Members include chief financial officers, treasurers, commercial and investment bankers, money managers, attorneys, CPAs, venture capitalists, financial consultants, financial writers and entrepreneurs, representing both national and local organizations.   Learn more about membership in CFE.


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Chicago Finance Exchange
20960 S. Frankfort Square Road, Suite B
Frankfort, IL 60423
Contact us by email: dhypke@managementervices.org

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