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    • 08/30/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 12/30/2021
    • (CST)
    • 36 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  began offering Zoom classes in June 2020 and will continue to offer the classes through the end of 2021!

    The yoga practice is 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.

    • 09/23/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (CDT)
    • The Plymouth, 327 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago

    Join the Membership Engagement Committee for a mini-mixer at the Plymouth prior to next week's dinner program.  We're hoping that our newer members can take advantage of this gathering to meet other amazing women in a smaller, more intimate outdoor setting. For those that are looking to dust off any networking nerves and/or are interested in learning how to get more involved in CFE, please join us!  The venue is a five minute walk from the Chicago Club.

    Attendees will be responsible for their own bill. 

    • 09/23/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • The Chicago Club

    Join us for a very special dinner program – our first one in nearly two years! We will continue celebrating our 40th anniversary, a milestone reached in 2020.

    Our program will feature a conversation between Linda Coberly, Chicago Managing Partner of Winston & Strawn LLP, and CFE President Marie Winters about how professionals can use their skills to drive change in their communities. 

    The conversation will focus on Linda's experiences as an advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment -- both nationally and here in Illinois, where the legislature finally ratified the ERA in 2018 -- as well as the June 2021 U.S. Supreme Court victory she and her colleagues secured for college athletes against the NCAA.

    Please register as space is limited to the first 100 registrants!
    Per state and Chicago mandates, attendees are required to wear masks inside the venue regardless of vaccination status. Masks may be removed to eat and drink.

    5:30pm Cocktails & networking

    6:00pm Dinner & program

    8:00pm Program ends

    Linda Coberly chairs Winston & Strawn’s Appellate & Critical Motions Practice and serves as managing partner of the firm’s oldest and largest office.  She has argued nearly 50 appeals—spanning eight different federal circuits, as well as state appellate and supreme courts across the country—and has served as “appellate lawyer at trial” in courts on both coasts.  She has particular expertise in securities and financial fraud cases, product liability suits, administrative law, constitutional law, and class actions.  She provides advice on strategic legal issues at all stages of litigation, informed by her time as a clerk for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the D.C. Circuit and Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court.  Ms. Coberly serves on the boards of the United Way of Metro Chicago, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights, and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.  She is also the Chair of the Legal Task Force of the national ERA Coalition and speaks and writes widely about the Equal Rights Amendment.  She is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.  She received an A.B. from Princeton and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

    • 09/29/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Mama Delia's, 1721 West Division, Chicago

    Join CFE members for a Downtown Book Club gathering at Mama Delia’s for dinner and social discussion on the outside patio. 

    This month's book is The Drifters by James Michener.

    In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world—as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them.

    With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the private world of these unforgettable characters, exposing their innermost desires with remarkable candor and infinite compassion.

    • 10/27/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Program

    The global pandemic has taught us many things including the critical to need to uncover and manage potential risks that could jeopardize our health and well-being. This is the also true for your financial well-being. As you focus on creating a sound future for your organization and professional life, it is essential that you prioritize creating your sound personal future, to ensure you can make the most of your one precious life.

    Learning Objectives:

    •             Discuss essential steps all women can take to be in control of our money and fuel our life’s purpose

    •             Better understand your financial behavior drivers and a supportive money mindset

    •             Develop a framework to prepare yourself for financial growth and stability

    •             Recommend actions you can take to optimize your financial resources and align your finances with the vision of your future self.

    Join this engaging session and learn strategies to fulfill your dreams and create the kind of world you want to live in.

    Facilitated by CFE Member Barbara Best
    Principal, CAP STRAT
    Founder CAP STRAT Women’s Forum

    • 11/18/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)
    • Mid-America Club, 200 E. Randolph St., 80th Floor

    Save the date – More details & registration coming soon!

    Making a Difference – Investing with Impact

    Concerns about problems such as inequality, scarcity, and sustainability have encouraged investors to seek opportunities to “do well by doing good.” Impact investing, which provides capital to businesses and philanthropies focused on effecting positive change on social,  environmental and other issues, offers such an opportunity.

    Our panelists for our November dinner program are deeply involved in impact investing, promoting deep change through philanthropic initiatives, investing in businesses driving social and environmental impact, and supporting start-ups driven by entrepreneurs.


    • Debbie Kobak, Senior Managing Director, Arabella Advisors
    • Liz Michaels, Co-Head, Aperio Group (a BlackRock company)
    • Priya Parrish, Managing Partner, Impact Engine


    • Marie Winters, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust & President, CFE

Past events

09/16/2021 Bubbles-n-Bites with Maria Pinto
08/19/2021 West Suburban Book Club
08/02/2021 Downtown Book Club
07/27/2021 Summer Social
07/11/2021 Summer Brunch
06/24/2021 Neighborhood Dinners
06/17/2021 Empathy in Leadership: Why it Matters
06/14/2021 Downtown Book Club
06/10/2021 West Suburban Book Club
06/02/2021 Lunch-n-Learn with Dr. Maria Carrillo, Alzheimer's Association
05/19/2021 A Survivors Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions
05/13/2021 May Dinner Program: Guest Speaker Dr. Vicki Medvec
04/29/2021 Pizza Party with Steve Dolinsky
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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