Women Investment Professionals

Events

We have a number of phenomenal events held throughout the year.

May
20
Fri
2022
Coffee with a WIP Board Member @ Towne & Oak
May 20 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

New Value-Add Benefit to WIP Members

 

Details include:

  • Events are geographically distributed around Chicagoland area.
  • No Agenda: Small group casual networking with a board member on any topic attendees wish to discuss.
  • Group size is limited to 4 attendees plus WIP board member.
  • Initially, we’re targeting WIP members with less than 15 years of work experience.
  • Attendees must attest that they are fully vaccinated
May
25
Wed
2022
West Suburban Networking Event @ Wildfire Oak Brook
May 25 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
You’re invited to an in-person evening of food, drinks, and networking with old and new friends.
Guests welcome! WIP membership not required to attend – all are welcome.

Limited capacity – Register Now!

Jun
3
Fri
2022
Coffee Roulette @ Zoom
Jun 3 @ 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
 

Brew up a fresh relationship in WIPs’ Café @ Zoom!

Coffee Roulette provides 15-30 minutes of randomized, casual, one-on-one networking with other WIP members.

Meeting in the Café is a low-stakes, easy way to connect with other WIP members. Your participation in this virtual series will enhance your experience at our live events too, by widening your pool of familiar, friendly faces.

WIPs’ Café @ Zoom is open at 10:00 AM Central the FIRST Friday of each month until June 2022.

Sign up is easy!

Register once here. After registering, a webpage will appear with an “Add to calendar” link to send the complete event series to your Outlook/Google/Yahoo calendar. That link looks like this:

Saving this series to your calendar today will provide you everything you need to visit the Café whenever you wish.

Stop by WIPs’ Café @ Zoom any or every first Friday. Come as you are! We look forward to seeing your favorite brew and you.

Jun
22
Wed
2022
SAVE THE DATE: Professional Development Series Part II, Finding Your Voice in Negotiation @ VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM
Jun 22 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

WIP Professional Development Program 2022:  Taking a Stand

After an inspiring year of programming in 2021, the Professional Development Committee is excited to continue the momentum with another powerful series for 2022: Taking a Stand. This insightful three-part series will focus on harnessing your passion, elevating your voice in conversations, boldly pushing boundaries where it matters, and driving impact across the board (not just in the board room!). Each event in this series will offer you the opportunity to broaden perspectives, build confidence and gain valuable tools to further your success:

Part II — Finding Your Voice in Negotiation 

Negotiation is key for career development, whether it is an ongoing conversation about career goals with your boss, a negotiation for a promotion or salary change, or enrolling leaders and peers in a new idea or strategy. In this session, we will discuss how successful negotiation requires taking a stand, perseverance, resilience, self-reflection, and passion, and how to feel confident and comfortable during the process

Jul
14
Thu
2022
SAVE THE DATE: “What’s Important Now” Part II, Pooled Employer Plans @ Zoom
Jul 14 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

‘What’s Important Now’ 2022 Theme: Innovations in Defined Contribution

 

Series Part II: Pooled Employer Plans

Backed by regulation, driving innovation around increasing retirement access and allowing organizations to outsource administration and other aspects to third parties.

Aug
11
Thu
2022
SAVE THE DATE: Summer Networking Event @ TBD
Aug 11 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Sep
22
Thu
2022
SAVE THE DATE: “What’s Important Now” Part III, Plan Sponsors Roundtable @ Zoom
Sep 22 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

‘What’s Important Now’ 2022 Theme: Innovations in Defined Contribution

Series Part III: Plan Sponsors Roundtable

Plan design focus areas, trends and what really matters most to DC plan participants

Sep
28
Wed
2022
SAVE THE DATE: Professional Development Series – Accelerating Your Career: Your Community, Your Impact, Your Brand @ TBD
Sep 28 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

WIP Professional Development Program 2022:  Taking a Stand

After an inspiring year of programming in 2021, the Professional Development Committee is excited to continue the momentum with another powerful series for 2022: Taking a Stand. This insightful three-part series will focus on harnessing your passion, elevating your voice in conversations, boldly pushing boundaries where it matters, and driving impact across the board (not just in the board room!). Each event in this series will offer you the opportunity to broaden perspectives, build confidence and gain valuable tools to further your success:

Part III — Accelerating Your Career: Your Community, Your Impact, Your Brand 

Giving of yourself and helping others is a major key to elevating your personal brand, accelerating your career, and of course, making a positive impact on your community. Generosity with your skills and time will catapult your success. Why?

  • Leadership – true leaders are willing to teach, help others advance, showcase their skills, and learn from others
  • Network – helping others activates your network and leads to opportunities. You send a message about what it means to be connected to you, and your network is more likely to reciprocate
  • Growth – all your interactions have the potential to deliver personal and professional growth. Giving back proves you are a team player and believe in and are passionate about making a difference beyond yourself
Oct
13
Thu
2022
SAVE THE DATE: Trailblazer Dinner @ TBD
Oct 13 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The Trailblazer Dinner is a high point of WIP’s annual calendar of events. Each year we focus on women who inspire us in achieving personal and professional excellence.

Dec
8
Thu
2022
SAVE THE DATE: Holiday Party @ TBD
Dec 8 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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