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.

Technology as Sword and Shield. How Do We Uphold Civil Liberties and Privacy Rights in a World of Big Data?

Join Alex Karp, Palantir Co-founder and CEO in conversation with CNBC’s Wilfred Frost as they discuss the role of big data in our lives.

Palantir is one of the most intriguing companies in the world. By building enterprise data platforms for some of the worlds' most well-known institutions, its software is a hidden yet ubiquitous presence in Americans' lives. Palantir operates at the nexus of government and technology, helping customers across the public, private and nonprofit sectors transform the way they use their data. Founded in 2003, Palantir's software has illuminated terror networks, kept soldiers safe on dangerous convoy routes, helped Airbus build safer planes, BP optimize oil production, and Ferrari accelerate performance on the track.

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The Pandemic, a Year In: How Medline is Arming Healthcare Warriors on the Worldwide COVID Battlefield

Medline CEO Charlie Mills has led the U.S.’s largest privately-held healthcare supplies manufacturing and distribution company since 1997. After quietly supplying nursing homes, hospital systems and pharmacies for the past 100 years, the Northfield-headquartered company is now at the forefront of providing protection for millions of health care workers and their facilities as the world battles COVID-19. Ramping up and reconfiguring production almost overnight, the family-owned Medline has been a significant provider of masks, gowns and sanitizer to nearly every major healthcare system in the nation. A year into the pandemic, learn how one of Chicago’s quietest – and most humble - companies is caring for its customers around the clock during this public health crisis, while on a mission to make healthcare run better.

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Creating a Better Normal That Works for Everyone With Arianna Huffington

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the way we work and live has presented each of us with unprecedented challenges. The burdens of the pandemic being born by women — seen in job losses, those leaving the workforce and the disproportionate mindshare of running family life at home — threaten to set back the gains women have made in recent years. Now, more than ever, too many women are being forced to choose between being successful in their jobs or successful in their roles at home. As leaders continue to plan for what our world will look like after the pandemic, there is an urgent need — and opportunity — to create a new normal that’s a better normal, not just for women but for everybody.

Thrive Global is a leading behavior change tech company that was founded to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-backed solutions to enhance both well-being and performance. Arianna Huffington, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, co-founder of The Huffington Post and author of fifteen books, will share her story with Pamela Puryear, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance. This conversation promises to inspire audiences to create a successful new normal, and share some of the steps women and male employers and business leaders can take to step up and support working women.


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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.

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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. While Club members may attend Forum events free of charge, we welcome both members and non-members to join us. Register today.

Food and Beverage Forum: Let's Make a Reservation: Chicago Restaurant Recovery
March 11, 2021

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum: Fueling Forward: How Transportation Innovators are Redefining the Road
March 17, 2021

Real Estate Forum: Mega-Developments in Chicago: Lincoln Yards
April 21, 2021

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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.