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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.

Women at the Top: Making It Happen for You

The demand for women on corporate boards continues to build with mounting evidence that greater gender diversity in senior leadership teams is associated with improved results. UCWBG is proud to host its Annual Meeting with an impressive panel of University of Chicago alumni—both women and men—who are currently sitting on CORPORATE BOARDS—from NYSE listed major companies to NASDAQ listed firms to privately held companies’ advisory boards—and NONPROFIT BOARDS, from local to major national organizations.

  • Learn your "formula for success" to join either a for-profit or a not-for-profit board.

  • Talk with UChicago alums who are currently sitting on profit and nonprofit boards.

Click here to register for this informative event!

Want to Know More About Developing an Executive Presence?

Last September at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago, UCWBG President Khloé Karova sat on a panel discussion to share tips on advancing women in organizations. What was a major factor in women's rise in organizations? Confidence. The event sponsor was Randstad. They pulled together a very classy event attended by over 200 women. Click here to view a video of the event. The panel discussion begins about 40 minutes into the video.

Mayor Jane Byrne

Hearing of Jane Bryne's death brought to mind the time she spoke to the University of Chicago Women's Business Group. There we were, clothed in our best dress-for-success suits (this was before business casual days), eager to hear her "war stories" of how, as a pioneer woman leader, she led the city in spite of a hostile city council.

But impressed by her accomplishments as we were, we also felt a fond connection with her feminine side when we remembered that, the day after her election as mayor, she had indulged in a day at a salon.

Rest in peace, Mayor Bryne. Some may not have liked your politics but thank you for sharing with UCWBG your feisty, determined example.

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!


UCWBG Endows a Booth Student Prize

UCWBG Board of Directors presenting a check for the UCWBG Endowed Student Prize to Dean Sunil Kumar at the UCWBG Annual Meeting on January 18, 2012. Included in the photo is Agnes Roach '80 (2nd from left), a founder of UCWBG.


In support of Chicago Booth's efforts to honor exceptional students, UCWBG has endowed the UCWBG Student Prize Fund with $50,000. This Prize will be awarded annually to an MBA student. The Fund anticipates a prize of $2500 annually. Read the Chicago Booth press release announcing the Prize. 



Top Upcoming Events

Thu, Jan 29, 2015 
Women At The Top: Making It Happen For You
UCWBG Annual Meeting

Fri, Feb 6, 2015 
3 Essential Skills Every Leader Needs to Create a High-Performing Team, Stand Out, and Get Promoted


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Friend and Partner Events

Tue, Feb 10 
Mid-Winter Networking Soiree -- "A Penny for Your Memories"
Chicago Booth Alumni Club

Thu, Feb 12 
Conducting an Informational Interview
Chicago Booth Career Services webinar

Fri, Feb 27 
On Board 2015: Conference on Nonprofit board Service
Chicago Booth Social Enterprise Initiative


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