Upcoming Events in Chicago

I'm taking a mental break from a proposal that I must finish today. It's almost done and I hope my sanity can be regained. Thus in lieu of a real post, today you get invitations to some awesome events in the next week:

  • OK, not an event, unless hitting the bookstore is an event (for me it is!), but the Chicago Foundation for Women is Women & Children First's organization of the month. Just print out a coupon and present it when you make a purchase and CFW gets 10% of your purchase total. Easy!

  • Thursday, February 28th - T's Bar & Restaurant - Fundraiser
    Please support “Revolutionary Expressions: A Celebration Commemorating International Womyn’s Day” by joining Latinas Organizing for Reproductive Equality, Mexican Students of Aztlan, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, F.I.R.E., and Young Women’s Empowerment Project at:

    T's Bar
    5025 N. Clark St
    Thursday February 28th
    7:30p – 11p

    **Portion of the proceeds from food and drink sales as well as ALL proceeds from purchase of raffle tickets and jello shots go to “Revolutionary Expressions” conference**
    Sadly I can't attend as it's my husband's night to be out on the town. Buy a jello shot for me!

    A Celebration Commemorating International Womyn’s Day

    Thursday March 6, 2008
    9:30 am – 3:00 pm

    UIC’s Student Center East
    6th Floor (Student Center Tower), Rm 605
    750 S Halsted St
    Chicago, IL 60607

    For additional information please contact
    latinalore@gmail.com or (312) 479 – 2464

    I am going to try to pop in and out of this, but I have to attend a work training/meeting.

  • Status of Women in the Workplace

    A symposium sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and the Chicago
    Foundation for Women

    Work/Life Balance, Pay Disparity, Equal Opportunity and Other Issues
    that Follow Us to Work

    Monday, March 3, 2008, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    McDermott Will & Emery
    227 West Monroe Street , Chicago

    To RSVP, call (312) 577-2801 ext. 229 or follow this link (online registration will open on
    Feb. 18) :


    Advance RSVPs are required for security reasons.

    Speaking at the event:

    · Doris Moy
    Manager, Equal Opportunity Workforce Division, Illinois Department of Labor
    Ms. Moy oversees the administration and enforcement of five of the agency’s 28 labor laws including the Illinois Equal Pay Act, Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA), Displaced Homemakers Assistance Act, Private Employment Agency Act and Nurse Agency Licensing Act.

    · Melissa Josephs
    Director of Equal Opportunity Policy, Women Employed
    Ms. Josephs conducts research, develops recommendations, directs advocacy campaigns, and monitors implementation of policies on a range of employment issues such as paid leave, sexual harassment, fair wages, and enforcement of equal opportunity laws and affirmative action policies and practices. She also conducts federal- and state-level lobbying on workplace issues. Josephs directs WEI’s Job Problems Counseling Service which advises women regarding unfair and illegal workplace issues and currently leads a growing statewide coalition whose goal is to pass paid leave legislation in Illinois.

    · Carol M. Sladek
    Principal, Talent and Organization, Work-Life Consulting, Hewitt Associates
    Ms. Sladek specializes in work/life and time off strategy, issues, and developments. She works with clients around the world helping them to attract, motivate, and retain employees through strategic design of time/work/life solutions. Sladek’s recent publications include Work/Life: It’s All About Time,” “Developing a Work/Life Strategy,” “A Guide to Offering Work/Life Benefits,” and “Integrating Work and Family Needs Into a
    Flexible Benefits Plan.”

    Moderated by Andrea Kramer
    Partner , McDermott Will & Emery

    This program is graciously hosted by McDermott Will & Emery’s Women’s Leadership Group & WLMA: Women's Leadership & Mentoring Alliance.

    I will be at this one! Please look out for me and say hi.
I am working to find the best calendar for this blog. I get a lot of event invites and want to share them with my readers. I can't make them all, but I want you to know about them all. And please feel free to report back on whether events were good, bad, or whatever. Guest bloggers are welcome.