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    • 12/06/2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Wilis Towers Watson, 233 S. Wacker DRive

    Join CFE Board Member Kathy Graham and Kim Rice, CFE President at the office of Willis Towers Watson on Tuesday, December 6 for a moderated Corporate Board Chat. Through a panel discussion accompanied by director-led table discussions, participants will discuss corporate onboarding and continual learning including:

    • Best practices for effective onboarding, and what makes them effective.
    • What to do if onboarding isn't offered.
    • What are the goals of onboarding? Do they differ by industry, longevity of the board, etc? If so, how?
    • How to stay current as a board director during continual change.
    • Most important subjects board directors should educate themselves about now, and why.
    Guest Speakers:

    Kate Bensen, Independent Director, MICROMETL CORPORATION. Her corporate experience includes past President & CEO, The Chicago Network and Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP. Kate is also an avid and dedicated supporter of education, music, and civic growth organizations: currently serving as a Board Director for The Admiral at the Lake; Trustee for New Music USA; Member of the Graham Council for The University of Chicago Graham School; Advisory Board Member for Chicago Innovation; and Board Director for The Chicago Club and The Arts Club of Chicago. View Kate's Bio

    Collete English Dixon, Independent Director & Nominating Committee for MARCUS & MILLICHAP, BDRXUSREM, and Advisory Board for WATERTON ASSOCIATES, LLC. Her Corporate experience includes Executive Director for Roosevelt University’s Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate and former Executive Director for PGIM Real Estate, one of the largest real estate managers globally and the $1.5T global asset management business unit of Prudential Financial (NYSE). Her non-profit experience includes Board Director, Community Investment Corporation Chicago, Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation, and many more. View Collete's Bio

    Sara Hays, Independent Board Director for DRAPER & KRAMER, ECI US REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, and LAS AGUILAS ENTERPRISES. Additionally she is the Board Chair, ECI US Real Estate Holdings (family-owned real estate); Director & Nom/Gov Chair, Draper & Kramer (private real estate); Incoming Director, Las Aguilas Enterprises (family-owned investments); and Former Director, Apogee Enterprises (NASDAQ:APOG) (manufacturing). Her corporate experience includes COO/GC for Wrightwood Capital (acquired by Ares), SVP/GC for Hyatt Hotels, and Co-Leader of North American Board Practice, Allegis Partners. View Sara's Bio

    Tasha Henderson, Independent Director for HEARKEN. Her Corporate experience includes CFO, COO, and Corporate Secretary for JLC Infrastructure, an affiliate and majority joint venture of Magic Johnson Enterprises & Loop Capital, and former CFO, CAO & Corporate Secretary, Loop Capital Markets, LLC. Her nonprofit experience includes Chair, Executive Committee Member, and Trustee for St. Xavier University, and Co-Chair, CFE Membership Committee. View Tasha's Bio

    • 12/11/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • St. Regis, 363 E Wacker Dr, Chicago

    Celebrate the holiday season with CFE at the Annual Holiday Brunch hosted by CFE President Kim Rice. Members will gather for good food, conversation and a holiday gift exchange on the 47th floor of the St. Regis Chicago

    Appetizers, wine, water, soda and coffee will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a salad/side, main dish, or dessert.

    • 01/19/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury Court, Chicago

    Join CFE as we celebrate the new year and reflect on another successful year of programming, networking and exchanging. We will hold our Annual Meeting to vote on new board members, and acknowledge outgoing board members and officers.  Come learn what CFE has planned for 2023. 

    The rest of the evening is reserved for food, drink, good conversation, and engaging with your fellow CFE members.

Past events

11/23/2022 Giving Back Exchange: New Moms Operation Santa
11/17/2022 Dinner Program featuring Maria Tabrizi and Amy Fahey, First Women's Bank
11/01/2022 Downtown Book Club
10/13/2022 Restore Your Health Reserves, Rejuvenate Your Life & Career
10/04/2022 Networking Event at Dominican University
09/29/2022 West Suburban Book Club
09/29/2022 Corporate Board Chat
09/20/2022 Downtown Book Club
09/13/2022 Conversation Circle - Executive Coaching
08/21/2022 Summer Brunch
08/16/2022 Ravinia Festival Outing: Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes
08/10/2022 How to Lead in a Hybrid Environment
08/03/2022 Financial Strategies to Support your Brilliant Life
07/28/2022 Summer Social
07/28/2022 Head Shot Photo Session at Summer Social
07/19/2022 Corporate Board Chat
07/12/2022 Downtown Book Club
06/07/2022 Neighborhood Dinners
05/26/2022 Dinner Program with Guest Lori Goltermann
05/19/2022 The Post-COVID Office Takes Shape
05/17/2022 The New Frontier of Digital Assets - Part II
05/12/2022 Member Engagement Conversation Circle
05/05/2022 Geopolitical Trends & Issues
04/26/2022 Downtown Book Club
04/21/2022 Bubbles-n-Bites at Maria Pinto's M2057 Studio
04/20/2022 Becoming an Empowered Label Reader
03/30/2022 The New Frontier of Digital Assets
03/29/2022 West Suburban Book Club
03/24/2022 Corporate Board Chat
03/17/2022 Encore Presentation: Seize the Moment (because it's finally here)
03/17/2022 Lunch-n-Learn: Seize the Moment (because it's finally here)
03/03/2022 Downtown Book Club
02/25/2022 Capital Markets Economic Update
02/24/2022 West Suburban Book Club
02/10/2022 Winter Social & Annual Meeting
02/07/2022 Conversation Circle - How the Cannabis Industry is Evolving
02/05/2022 Ladder Up Tax Volunteer Day
01/27/2022 Ladder Up Training for CFE
01/20/2022 Downtown Book Club
12/12/2021 Virtual Holiday Brunch
12/12/2021 Holiday Brunch
12/01/2021 West Suburban Book Club
11/18/2021 November Dinner Event
11/16/2021 Downtown Book Club
11/16/2021 Philanthropy Partner Panel: Lunch-n-Learn
11/09/2021 The Likability Dilemma
10/27/2021 Money, Power, and Purpose: Aligning your Finances with Your Future
10/12/2021 West Suburban Book Club
10/08/2021 Bright Endeavors Volunteer Event
09/29/2021 Downtown Book Club
09/23/2021 Dinner Program with Guest Speaker Linda Coberly
09/23/2021 Member Engagement Mini-Mixer
09/16/2021 Bubbles-n-Bites with Maria Pinto
08/30/2021 Yoga for CFE
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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