We Empower Women to Lead.

Women in the Forefront Luncheon

The Chicago Network’s annual hallmark event – the Women in the Forefront Luncheon – is one of the most anticipated professional gatherings in Chicago each year and typically draws more than 1,600 attendees.

Our vision is

Gender Equity

At all levels. Everywhere.

We are an organization of Chicago’s most influential women leaders. Our purpose is to empower women to lead.

Future Leaders Program

Our Future Leaders Program supports the Chicago Network’s goal of developing the next generation of women leaders by providing outstanding sophomore and junior female college students at partnering schools a hands-on opportunity to explore career paths in the business and nonprofit sectors.

Women on Boards


Resources that are geared towards helping qualified candidates prepare for board positions, or for seasoned directors to locate additional resources.

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