The Dames of Chicago
Prepare to meet women who are incredibly supportive and encouraging of one another. Women with zero sense of competitive. True collaborators, who show up for one another in all the best ways. We're your spirited cheerleaders, here to lift you to the top (but you won't have to wear one of those funky uniforms!).
Meet Ashley Quinto Powell
An entrepreneur of many years, Ashley Quinto Powell has fostered a network of fun, spunky, change-making women. Not one to be easily contained, she splits her time between Chicago Madison—so founding chapters in both was a no-brainer. “This community’s mission is so amazingly fitting with my own commitment to lift up women.” When she’s not supporting women in business, or sharing her insights as a national speaker - most recently for the Illinois Technology Association, Pinterest - you can find Ashley hiking, biking, covered in paint, or napping...yes, she sleeps! We were shocked too!
Join The Dames Chicago
Lock in 2021 rates with an annual subscription for just $725!
Pssst...Membership rates will increase on 11/1/21. Join The Dames before midnight on 10/31/21 and save $562 on an annual membership
Are you running a six or seven figure business? Do you hold a Director's role (or higher) in a large organization? If you meet either of those requirements and collaboration is your default setting, we want you to apply for membership!
Strategic Matchmaking Service
Don’t leave it to chance! Tell us who you need to know and what you want to achieve, and we’ll match you with your fellow Dames so you can collaborate powerfully!
B2B & B2C Connect Hours
Get advice, spotlight your business, ask for what you desire/need, and cross-refer your heart out! These events are worth the bandwidth you’ll dedicate to them.
Dames Happier Hours
When we say “happier,” we mean it! We’ll pair networking with deep dive, conscious conversations that lift you up.
Next Level Skills Trainings
Skills you actually want for the stage of business you're in. You request the topics and we source invaluable content from leaders nationwide! Develop yourself, professionally and personally, with the help of our carefully-selected subject matter experts.
Million Dollar Power Hours
Join our seven-figure business owner “Dames of Influence” for virtual lessons on how to get your business to that million dollar mark and beyond. Learn from their pitfalls, achievements, and raw, “non-PR -scripted” stories. Why reinvent the wheel? Let our community of award-winning, statistic-slaying business owners lay a foundation for you!
These Dame-to-Dame sessions are structured to help members solve their problems with input and advice from the other group members. From social media and websites, to accounting and hiring, this is your problem-solving think tank.
& LinkedIn Groups
Be sure to join so you can stay up on the latest of your fellow members, share your wins, big asks, and more! This is where many referrals are requested, so please check in frequently!
Digital Learning Library
When you join our community, you’ll get instant access to every Power Hour, Virtual Hug & Huddle, and Growth Session we’ve ever recorded. Cut your learning curve with essential solutions and skills you can use to tackle the challenges we all face in the today’s economy.
To us, laughter isn’t just medicine—it’s a catalyst for building relationships and crushing through obstacles. Our local chapter events harness this power at every turn.
What to Expect From
We won’t lie: This is the kind of thing that you’ll feel like you’re missing out big time if you can’t make it. Prepare to make the connections you’ve always dreamed of (with more laughing and zero pitching while the magic happens). We’re talking about capital-W Wholehearted women who are growing real companies and working toward epic missions.
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