The Executives' Club of Chicago
The Executives' Club Of Chicago

The Executives' Club of Chicago

Chicago's premier membership organization and business forum. For more than one hundred years, The Club has been a valued resource for Chicago’s business leaders.
Dec
03
2019
For Women, By Women

For Women, By Women

Last year, female founders received 2.2 percent of the $130 billion in venture money invested in the United States, according to PitchBook and All Raise. That works out to $2.9 billion; for a sense of scale, a single startup, Katerra — which is in the construction business — raised $865 million last year, or about 30 percent of everything that went to female founders. 

The main barrier facing women-led startups today is not more tools or training, but a straight up need for capital. So what would Chicago's startup scene look like if more women controlled the money? What is it like for female entrepreneurs in Chicago, particularly ones building products for women? What is needed to make capital more equitable? 

We'll hear from a panel of women entrepreneurs who've built businesses for women: Thank God It's Natural founder Chris-Tia Donaldson; PartySlate CEO Julie Roth Novack; The Mom Project CEO Allison Robinson; and Founder & CEO Glam ST Agustina Sartori. Moderating will be Coco Meers, the co-founder of Equilibria and the founder of Pretty Quick, which she sold to Groupon.
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Dec
05
2019
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Tech Investments: A C-Suite Perspective

The value of tech investments in business has fluctuated as companies are faced with new and competing priorities, the tides of public opinion, and emerging technology trends. A number of recent developments are making waves for top leaders and their fiscal decision-making. Just this year, the Business Roundtable made headlines for redefining the mission of a corporation as serving not just its shareholders, but its “stakeholders” as well. The honeymoon period for tech giants seems to be at its end. The advent of disruptive technologies like 5G, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will have an impact on workflow and unemployment.

With the myriad of changes confronting the tech landscape, how are tech investments perceived by decision makers? How do the perspectives of different C-Suite officers vary when it comes to tech spending and priorities in their own companies? Join us on December 5th for a conversation on tech investments with Chicago’s business leaders.

After our program concludes, we invite you to stick around for a tour of mHUB Chicago -the Midwest’s 1st innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing.

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Jan
09
2020
Elaine Wynn

A Conversation with Elaine Wynn and Mellody Hobson

Join the Executives’ Club of Chicago as we welcome the "Queen of Las Vegas” for a frank conversation with one of our city's most successful businesswomen, Mellody Hobson, co-CEO of Ariel Investments.
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Leadership Development


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Leadership Circle

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The Executives’ Club of Chicago is dedicated to developing the next generation of business leaders.  The Club's leadership development programs are designed to follow business executives through the leadership life cycle from early career development to senior executive level.  Each program is uniquely customized to meet the needs of individual executives.

Forum Events


Take advantage of joining The Club’s forums—your best bet for networking, peer-to-peer engagement, and getting the most value out of your membership. If you are a Club member interested in participating, please register for one of our forum events.

Business Technology Forum: Tech Investments: A C-Suite Perspective
December 5, 2019

Talent Development Forum: Best Practices Roundtable: Onboarding and Talent Retention
December 10, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility Forum: Navigating the Corporate Social Responsibility Landscape
January 30, 2020

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The Executives' Club of Chicago is one of the country's premier executive membership development and networking organizations. For more than 100 years, The Club has served as a platform for senior leaders to build relationships, share ideas, develop new business opportunities and participate in world-class programming.