WSWE is a vibrant networking group which draws value from member interaction. We continue to evaluate the appropriate format for our events on a monthly basis. We plan a full year of fun, informative meetings and events for your personal and business growth. All meetings are FREE for WSWE members! Many of our meetings are also open to paid guests.

Interested in coming as a guest? More info here.

Questions or suggestions on upcoming events? Contact our Programming Chair.



For 2022-2023, we will be meeting in September, October, March and June.  Our meetings are scheduled to be in person, but we can pivot to Zoom should circumstances require.



8:30 – 9:00  Networking and breakfast
9:00 – 9:30  Announcements and member introductions
9:30– 10:30 Program

Cost: Members FREE | Guests $40 in advance | Location Hyatt Lodge in Oakbrook, IL



9:00 – 9:15 Announcements and member introductions
9:15 – 10:30 Program

Cost: Members FREE | Guests $15 in advance


EVENING GET-TOGETHERS (In person and/or via Zoom)

June – Annual Celebration Dinner

December – Holiday Party

April – Spring Mixer

Periodic Happy Hours

All evening locations, costs, and other details to be announced.


August 31, 2022 @ 8:30 am Walk with Entreprenuers and Tailgate Breakfast- (Free to All- Registration Required.)   Come and walk, eat or both, with dynamic entrepreneurs. SIGN UP HERE

September 27, 2022 @ 8:30 am – Learn how to use Yoga in the workplace to ease your relieve your stress. REGISTER HERE

October 27, 2022 @ 8:30 am – WSWE Writing and Creativity Workshop to Advance Your Business with Katie O’Connell. REGISTER HERE



Book Club Discussion

Join us as we discuss “Brave not Perfect” by Reshma Saujani. This book contains valuable inspiration from a woman who knows what it’s like to be brave, not perfect, in her own business.

Thursday, May 19, 2022


Being Mindful of Wellness

WSWE Member Panelists present information about Health and Wellness for Body and Mind

Thursday, March 17, 2022

You Have a Website, Now What?

Madhoolica Dear, Owner of OrangeSpike Inc., gives best practices for your website’s effectiveness

Thursday, February, 17, 2022

WSWE Member Holiday Party

Members celebrate the holidays together at Davanti Enoteca

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021

Finish the Year Strong

With Abby Scanlan and Aisha McBurrows from WBDC

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021

Decoding the Finance Game

With Geri Stengel, President of Ventureneer

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021

Women Sharing Wisdom

Lessons Learned from Research to Launch

Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021

What About Our Stress? Making Our Way Back and Rekindling Our Vitality

With Guest Speaker Dr. Theresa Schultz

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Our WSWE June Dinner Celebration

An al fresco dinner at Roberto’s Ristorante in Elmhurst

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Get to Know the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC)

With Guest Speaker, Aisha McBurrows

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Women Sharing Wisdom: Overcoming Life’s Tough Challenges

Facilitated by Pamela Krikorian and based on Marie Forleo’s blog post, “4 Simple Mantras to Help You Overcome Any Challenge”

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Refresh and Reverberate: Showing Off Your Brand in a Digital World

With Sarah Corbin

Thursday, February 18, 2021

5 Steps to a Life and Business You Love

With Heather Vickery, Founder of Vickery and Co. and Executive Producer of The Brave Files Podcast

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Sharing Holiday Cheer: Member-Only Festive Happy Hour – Online

WSWE members gather online for an informal happy hour and sharing what makes them joyful this season.

Thursday, December, 17, 2020

You Have a Website… Now What?

With Madhoolica Dear, Owner of OrangeSpike, Inc., a website development company, sharing a wealth of information about best practices.

Thursday, November, 19, 2020

Women Sharing Wisdom: Resilience and Changing Course

Online gathering to discuss how we’ve weathered “pandemic life” both professionally and personally, managed change and come out stronger.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Growing Your Business: How to Be Successful in Trying Times

Panelists Aileen Gilpin, Owner of AGilpin Consultants, Maria Onesto Moran, Founder/Owner of Green Home Experts, and Jennifer Conroyd, Founder/Owner of Fluid Running share how they are taking their businesses to the next level and lessons they have learned along the way.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The EQ (Emotional Quotient) Factor: The Key to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

With Val Spiropoulos, Psychotherapist and Owner of The Centered Entrepreneur, explains how our emotional intelligence is the key to growing a successful business.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

How to Increase Your Visibility to Rockstar Status

With Vanessa Cabrera, Award-winning marketing consultant, social media and email strategist, and dynamic speaker presents 4 Simple Steps to help amplify our online visibility and position us as the go-to experts in our industries.

Thursday, July 16, 2020