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Celebrating 35 Years in 2015! We value our community of women who have all navigated an extraordinary education at an extraordinary institution. We will continue to grow and evolve with the landscape, but always for the purpose of nurturing this special community.

Negotiating Your Salary - June 8

Mark the date on your calendar for this upcoming workshop. Two experienced and expert negotiators, Candice Kline, MBA’97, and Laura Balson will present tips on negotiating your compensation. Candice, a former UCWBG board member, presented well-received UCWBG negotiation programs in 2010 and 2011. Registration is open now.


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.


Confidence: Essential For Leadership, Success And Fulfillment


On 8/7/2014, women from the University of Chicago Women’s Business Group came together to discuss a new book, The Confidence Code, written by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. The book discusses the neuroscience of the human mind, how women are wired differently and how to use those differences to our advantage. While the book also discusses some disadvantages of the female brain, the good news is that our brains are malleable. Group members shared stories about work, home life and situations they may have handled differently had they read some of this research. The action of getting together and discussing the research was incredibly empowering and... read more.

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

Fri, Jun 5 
Networking in the 21st Century

Mon, Jun 8 
Salary Negotiations
Professional Development

Fri, Jul 10 
5 Easy Steps to Get Hired or Get Promoted


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Friend and Partner Events

Thu, May 21 - Thu, May 28  
Innovation Week Celebrates Entrepreneurship
The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship

Fri, May 22  
Enhancing Your LinkedIn Profile
Chicago Booth Career Services Webinar

Sat, May 23  
Wonder Women: Celebrating UChicago's Leading Ladies at the Second Annual Women's Gala
UChicago Women's Initiative

Tue, May 26 
Chicago Booth Women's Week - Chicago
Chicago Booth Alumni Club
Chicago Booth Women's Network


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