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Alumni roundtables, career conferences, websites, webinars, leadership circles, linking alums to nonprofit boards, women's conferences, mothers' groups, newsletters and emails. What do these all have in common? They are all UCWBG innovations.

Come celebrate 35 years of UCWBG creativity and camaraderie on Sunday, October 18

Do You Have a blog?

It's interesting the number of UCWBG members who have blogs. We've created a webpage to list the blogs we know about. Click here to check it out. Let us know about your blog. Send the address to We'll put a link in the UCWBG website and possibly the next email.

Are You Considering Running for Public Office?

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy is launching a new executive education program, Women in Public Leadership, for women who want to break through the glass ceiling, increase their power and influence, and help make the world a better place. The intensive five-day program, on Nov 16-20, brings together a faculty of distinguished academic scholars along with well-known women leaders who can offer battle-tested strategic advice on overcoming gender bias, building on success, recovering from failure, and taking your place in the public square. The course fee includes tuition for the certificate-granting program, books, curricular materials, meals and special events. Early bird, group and alumnae discounts are available. Women who wish to join this inaugural cohort of exceptional leaders may learn more or register online at

Negotiating Your Salary - Notes from the Event

Thanks to Khloe Karova for making her notes from the Salary Negotiations event on June 8, 2015 available. Click here to take a look.


Tips for Finding the Right Non-Profit Board for You

Serving on the board of a non-profit organization is an objective of many people judging by the attendance at UCWBG’s annual meeting last January 29. The Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth held their second annual OnBoard conference earlier this year where Finding that fit was the subject of a recent session led by two veterans of nonprofit boards. Read the Chicago Booth news article describing the points that were made in the session. They make good sense.


Give Back, Get More - Volunteer with UCWBG

Deepen your connections in your UCWBG network and add to your skill set while you're at it. The time is right to make a contribution. There are many opportunities to participate; we can match the time you have available to your skills and areas of interest. Contact Ruta Gaizutis.


Benefits of Membership in UCWBG

  • Meaningful connections with alumnae at all career stages through high quality networking

  • Discounts to empowering programs: career workshops, webinars, mentoring, roundtables and cultural and social events

  • Free access to past webinars and presentations through this website

  • Discounts to certain partner events in the greater Chicago area

  • Leadership opportunities through serving on the UCWBG Board of Directors

Join UCWBG today!



Top Upcoming Events

Sun, Oct 18 
UCWBG 35th Anniversary Celebration
Social Networking Event

Fri, Nov 6 
Entrepreneurial Dreams: From Wondering to Knowing if You Should Start a Business in 21 Days

Fri, Dec 4 
Identifying, Capitalizing, and Protecting Your Intellectual Property


All Events
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Other Interesting Events

Mon, Oct 12  
Anne-Marie Slaughter: "Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family"
Union League Club of Chicago Author's Group Luncheon

Wed, Oct 14  
Enhancing Your LinkedIn Profile
Chicago Booth Career Services Webinar

Fri, Oct 23  
Booth Women Connect Conference
Chicago Booth

Thu, Oct 29  
Harper Lecture: Social Brains
UChicago Alumni Association

Fri, Oct 30  
Strengthening Your Resume
Chicago Booth Career Services Webinar



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