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.

A Conversation with Marianne Markowitz, CEO of First Women’s Bank

Women are leading an economic revolution in the United States. The number of women owned businesses is growing 2x faster than the national average, but there is a pervasive and persistent challenge – just as there are gender gaps in leadership and in pay, there is a gender gap in lending. First Women’s Bank is forming to help bridge that gap.

On October 30th, we’ll hear from Marianne Markowitz, CEO of First Women’s Bank about the women’s economy, the disproportionate impact that the current health and social justice crises have had on women business owners and the Bank’s mission to grow the economy and advance the role of women within it from their single flagship location right here in Chicago.

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Implications of a City That is Segregated

Despite a recent popular awakening around racial justice work, racial inequities have long plagued our country. Chicagoland's segregation, for instance, costs us billions in lost income, lost lives, and lost potential. This conversation asks people in the fields of financial services, urban planning, journalism, and higher education how they are grappling with our shared, limiting history, and how we can leverage the unique power of recent political moments to move professional environments forward in support of a more equitable region.

Paul C. Carlisle, Chief Operating Officer and Market Head – Commercial Banking, Wintrust, Alden Loury, Senior Editor, Race, Class and Communities, WBEZ, and Nadia Quarles, Assistant Vice President of Business Diversity, The University of Chicago will sit down with moderator Kendra Freeman, Director of Community Development and Engagement, Metropolitan Planning Council, for this important conversation.

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Brewing Good Business in the Face of Global Crisis: A Conversation with Anheuser-Busch CEO Michel Doukeris

The challenges of 2020 have been unprecedented. And yet, in the face of pandemic, social unrest and economic headwinds, businesses are doubling down on their commitments to stakeholders and embracing purpose in new ways. Hear from Anheuser-Busch CEO Michel Doukeris about the brewing giant’s journey through the challenges of 2020 and how innovation, strong partnerships and a nimble approach have helped the company provide critical support for partners, employees and communities to deliver strong business results.


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

Professional Services Forum: Cultivating Wellness & Building Resilience Workshop
October 29, 2020

Financial Services Forum: 2021 Credit Markets Outlook
November 17, 2020

Healthcare Forum: Strengthening Community Health & Partnerships in Chicago
November 19, 2020

Business Technology Forum: Roundtable Discussion: Diversifying the Technology Talent Pipeline
December 9, 2020

Talent Development Forum: Virtual Onboarding During the Pandemic: How to Give New Employees a Running Start
December 15, 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.