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    • 03/22/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 06/28/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 30 sessions
    • Virtual Zoom Gathering

    CFE member Theresa Mozzocci has practiced yoga for the past 25 years and during quarantine completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate. She recently began offering Zoom classes in June 2020. Theresa will offer CFE members free Zoom classes through March 2021.

    The yoga practice will be rooted in the framework of Power Yoga – amplifying the traditional asana postures to a powerful vinyasa flow. Theresa invites you to move, breathe and experience yoga. All levels are welcome!

    Class times: 7am - 8am Mondays and Thursdays

    For a link to the Zoom class, complete the waiver (click here for waiver) and email to: tdmchicago@gmail.com. For questions, either email or call Theresa at (312) 646-1223.

    About Theresa: Theresa has practiced yoga avidly for 25 years and recently completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate during quarantine. Additionally, Theresa has worked in the asset management industry for over 25 years and became a member of Chicago Finance Exchange in 2019. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

    • 04/29/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Online Zoom Event

    Join CFE for a Pizza Party hosted by Steve Dolinsky, Chicago-based food reporter and 13-time James Beard Award-winning food journalist. Steve knows more about pizza than just about anyone. As our host, Steve will arrange for one of his favorite deep-dish pizzas to be delivered on the afternoon of the event. Then he’ll lead an interactive discussion of the history of deep-dish, the origin, ties to Chicago, and special characteristics. 

    The deadline to register with a pizza delivery has passed. You may still register to attend the event without pizza delivery.

    $20.00 - Attend for the program and networking (no pizza)

    About Steve Dolinsky:
    Steve Dolinsky is a Chicago-based food reporter. Formerly seen on Chicago’s WLS-TV (ABC 7) as the “Hungry Hound," Steve has contributed food reports to Public Radio International’s daily program The World, The Chicago Tribune and Canada’s Globe and Mail. He is the Host & Producer of the Pizza City podcast, Co-Founder of Pizza City USA Tours in Chicago and a regional Academy Chair for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. He has won thirteen James Beard Awards for his TV, radio and podcast work.

    • 05/13/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Gathering

    Join CFE for a virtual dinner program with Guest Speaker Dr. Vicki Medvec. 

    Dr. Victoria Medvec is the Adeline Barry Davee Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  In addition, Dr. Medvec is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Center for Executive Women at the Kellogg School and the CEO of Medvec and Associates, a consulting firm focused on high stakes negotiations and strategic decisions. 

    Dr. Medvec is a renowned expert in the areas of negotiations, executive decision making, influence, and corporate governance. She teaches these topics to senior-level executives and Boards of Directors from companies around the world. 

    In addition, she advises CEOs and their reports on critical decisions and negotiations, including mergers, acquisitions, significant customer contracts, supplier contracts, and partnership agreements.  Her clients include General Electric, Merck, McKinsey, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, McDonalds, Bristol Myers Squibb, J.P. Morgan Chase, American Securities, CB Richard Ellis, Hewlett Packard, Acumen Solutions, Takeda, 3i, DDB, Exelon, Abbott Labs, Ernst & Young, BP, Alexion, Seattle Genetics, Baker & McKenzie, Motorola, United Healthcare, West Corporation, YPO , Hospira, LEK Consulting, DraftFCB, Genentech, Scottish Power, Navigant, BeamSuntory, Amgen, CDW, Novartis, Shell, Pfizer, AbbVie, KPMG, ComEd, Grainger, Johnson & Johnson, RBC, OMERS, Omnicom Media Group, Oliver Wyman, Jack Link's, Warburg Pincus, Jefferies, Walgreen's, Evercore, Campbell's, and Microsoft. 

    Dr. Medvec speaks across the country on topics relating to women in leadership, corporate governance, and board decision making.  As a co-founder and the Executive Director for the Center for Executive Women at Kellogg, she is focused on moving more women into senior leadership roles and onto the Boards of Directors of Fortune 1000 companies.  

    Following the program we will use the breakout rooms to continue the conversation and enjoy each other's company. 

    On the day of the event, registrants will receive an email from Chapter Admin Deb Hypke with the Zoom link. 

    • 05/19/2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Online Gathering

    Pursuing a merger or acquisition (M&A) is the most data-driven decision a company can make. And yet, despite an abundance of data, many companies overlook one of the most important contributors to the success of any M&A – the human factor. No wonder up to 90% of deals fail, most often due to “unexpected people problems.”

    Join the Transitions Exchange as we welcome Jennifer Fondrevay, author of Now What? A Survivor's Guide for Thriving through Mergers & Acquisitions.  Jennifer will lead us through a discussion that helps the individual in the middle of it all, from C-suite executives to team leaders and players, to capitalize on the opportunities that M&A's offer. 

    Built on a two-year study with 60 executives, including CFO's, NOW WHAT? explores how to:

    • Anticipate what’s coming when a deal is on the horizon or right at your door
    • Recognize the grief stages of acquisition and learn how to navigate each one
    • Identify the “cast of change” characters (e.g., the Former Rock Star, the Black Widow, etc.) and engage them
    • Cultivate the right mindset, collaborate with the “other side” and find your niche to succeed

    CFE members are encouraged to read the book, although it is not required to participate in the discussion. 

    Read excerpts from the book:

    Introduction - Now What?
    The Former Rockstar
    The Black Widow - Now What 

    NOW WHAT?: A Survivor's Guide for Thriving Through Mergers & Acquisitions. Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1734111305/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_T41MDYJZ8K6T9HCAYAY2

    NOW WHAT?, now available in audiobook 

    Click here to learn more about Jennifer Fondrevay

    • 06/02/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Gathering

    Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's and other dementias.

    What if we could diagnose Alzheimer's disease before symptoms started? The hope is, future treatments could then target the disease in its earliest stages, before irreversible brain damage or mental decline has occurred. Research on new strategies for earlier diagnosis is among the most active areas in Alzheimer's science. This is a time of unprecedented promise in the race to end Alzheimer's.

    Join us for a Lunch-n-Learn conversation with the Alzheimer's Association Chief Science Officer, Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D.

    Dr. Carrillo sets the strategic vision for the Alzheimer’s Association global research program. She oversees the implementation of the Association’s growing portfolio of research initiatives, including the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®), the world’s largest and most influential dementia science meeting, and the Research Roundtable, which enables international scientific, industry and government leaders to work together to overcome shared obstacles in Alzheimer’s science and drug development. In addition, Dr. Carrillo manages the World Wide Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (WW-ADNI), a multi-country research effort aimed at accelerating the early detection of Alzheimer’s.

    Read Dr. Carrillo's bio here

    Alzheimer's Association 2021 Facts and Figures

Past events

04/22/2021 West Suburban Book Club
04/14/2021 Flowers for Dreams: Floral Arranging Workshop
04/07/2021 Downtown Book Club
03/18/2021 Spring Break Happy Hour
03/09/2021 Leadership & Culture with Frances Frei: An L&PD Exchange Event
02/25/2021 How Private Company Investors Leverage Networks and Operating Talent to Drive Exponential Growth
02/18/2021 Downtown Book Club
02/17/2021 Leadership & Professional Development Exchange TED Talk Roundtable
02/11/2021 West Suburban Book Club
01/27/2021 Annual Market Outlook: In Transition - Opportunities Emerge from the Disruption
01/21/2021 Annual Meeting & Winter Social
01/14/2021 Downtown Book Club
12/13/2020 Holiday Brunch
12/10/2020 West Suburban Book Club
12/09/2020 Château de Pommard Wine Tasting
11/19/2020 Downtown Book Club
11/18/2020 Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn
11/12/2020 November Program with Guest Speaker Lt. General Nina Armagno
11/05/2020 Leading and Managing Remotely: A Best Practices Exchange
10/29/2020 West Suburban Book Club
10/28/2020 Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn
10/15/2020 Live Virtual Cooking Experience with Truffle Shuffle
10/01/2020 Downtown Book Club
09/23/2020 Creating a Paycheck in Retirement
09/17/2020 September Program with Guest Speaker Julie Howard
09/10/2020 An Evening with Maria Pinto
08/26/2020 West Suburban Book Club
08/18/2020 Summer Social at the Chicago Yacht Club
07/27/2020 Downtown Book Club
07/15/2020 Your “Personal Marketing Plan” for Long Term Career Success
07/08/2020 The Rise of Cryptocurrency
06/30/2020 Virtual Neighborhood Dinners
06/25/2020 West Suburban Book Club
06/11/2020 Downtown Book Club
06/03/2020 Sensory Wine Tasting Experience with Master Sommelier Alpana Singh
05/27/2020 Aging Care: A Member-to-Member Roundtable Discussion
05/20/2020 Wealth Management for Women: Key Concepts to Consider
05/13/2020 Downtown Book Club
05/07/2020 Wine & Wills Virtual Event
05/04/2020 Take Care of Your Heart Virtual Program
04/29/2020 West Suburban Book Club Event
04/24/2020 Economic and Market Outlook Update
04/23/2020 Women Owned Businesses: The Financing Dilemma Key Points
04/15/2020 Downtown Book Club Event
03/13/2020 CFO Placement Statistics and Fundamentals
02/26/2020 West Suburban Book Club Event
02/22/2020 Ladder Up Volunteer Day
02/12/2020 Downtown Book Club Event
01/29/2020 2020 Capital Markets Update - Breakfast
01/28/2020 The Next Ten Years Part II - A Transitions Exchange Conversation
01/22/2020 Andy Warhol Lecture and Exhibit
01/16/2020 2020 Winter Social & Annual Meeting
01/16/2020 Ladder Up Training for CFE
12/18/2019 West Suburban Book Club: Holiday Sparkling Pairing Dinner
12/15/2019 Annual Holiday Brunch
12/10/2019 Downtown Book Club Event
11/14/2019 November Dinner Program
10/29/2019 The Next Ten Years - A Transitions Exchange Conversation
10/11/2019 Bright Endeavors Volunteer Event
10/10/2019 Crash Course in Crisis and Conflict Communication for Business Leaders – High Stress Negotiation
09/25/2019 West Suburban Book Club
09/25/2019 Drinks with CFE Leadership
09/16/2019 2019 September Dinner Program

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