Reach New Heights & Get Out of Serious
Our extravaganza events are an experience unlike any other event you've attended before. Here, like-minded women come together for a night of laughter and collaboration with other women business leaders. Let's go!
Advance your business. Period. We'll connect you with other Dames based on your ideal audience & referral partners.
A humor-forward speaker will enchant us, and we'll also enjoy a message from Chapter President, Ashley Powell.
The Dame of Influence
Get inspired! We'll recognize a woman nominated by The Dames community for her achievements as a leader and mentor.
If This Sounds Like You, You'll Fit Right In!
- You own and/or lead a six or seven-figure business
- OR you are a senior leader of a large corporation or nonprofit (directors, VPs and C-Suite executives)
- Your organization is mission-driven and makes a positive impact
- You love to collaborate with and learn from other female business leaders
This Event's Entertainer
Empirical evidence has shown that improvisational training has the ability to improve an employee’s trust, teamwork, communication, presentation skills, creative problem solving, and can improve a company’s overall corporate culture. No one knows that better than Erin Diehl - graduate from Clemson University, and a former experiential marketing and recruiting professional as well as a veteran improviser from the top improvisational training programs in Chicago, including The Second City, i.O. Theater and The Annoyance Theatre. Erin’s company, improve it!, conducts workshops across the country leveraging improvisational techniques to improve employees’ soft skills in corporate settings.
Her work with clients such as United Airlines, PepsiCo, Groupon, Deloitte, Motorola, Walgreens, and The Obama Foundation earned her the 2014 Chicago RedEye Big Idea Award and has nominated her for the 2015-2019 Chicago Innovations Award. Erin was a speaker for Disrupt HR Chicago, hosted the 2016 RedEye Big Idea Awards and has been a speaker for HRMAC Chicago, SHRM Chicago, Disrupt HR, the Business Marketing Association, and Emerging Leaders of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. She is also a proud member of The Chicago Innovation Awards Women’s Cohort and graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. When she is not playing pretend or facilitating, she enjoys running by the lake and patio dinners with her husband and son, and their eight pound toy poodle, BIGG Diehl.
This Event's Dame of Influence
Stephanie is Owner & CEO of Asutra, where we're passionate about helping people take care of themselves
on purpose so they can get the most out of life – what we call active self care. Asutra offers over 50 organic,
natural products – from natural solutions to help with pain relief and sleep to skincare to bath & body – so
you can care for yourself the way you want.
At Asutra, we’re proud to provide good jobs with career pathways at a living wage with benefits. Asutra is
woman-owned and women-led; 73% of our team are people of color; and 100% of our staff would
recommend Asutra as a great place to work.
Stephanie is an enthusiastic board member of Equality Illinois, which advocates for LGBTQ rights; and
Naturally Chicago, which creates an ecosystem for natural products companies to thrive. In her spare time,
she’s an avid urban gardener who grows everything from tomatoes to lilacs.
Newcomers & Drop-ins Register Here
November 17, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm Central
Zoom Meeting Room
Early Bird Tickets 11/15: $25
After 11/15: $35
Or, Get Free & Discounted Tickets!