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 Events Entertainer
Janice V. Rodriguez
Her first name rhymes with Denise, a Chicago based entrepreneur, producer, podcaster and comedian. In the ‘before times,’ as a founder of a boutique national brand ambassador staffing agency, she led the growth of a successful small business for 15 consecutive years. In late 2016, Janice, a self-proclaimed workaholic, decided to strike a better work/life balance by allowing herself the time to do the one thing she always wanted to try - standup comedy. Five years later, Janice regularly performs at Chicagoland area showcases and now during the pandemic, for national audiences online. She has performed at comedy clubs Zanies, Improv, The Drop (South Bend), Laugh Factory, Comedy Shrine and Jackie Knights (St. Augustine, FL). Janice has also graced the stages of several well-known comedy festivals such as Chicago Women's Funny Festival, SheDot (Toronto), Lady Laughs (Madison) and LaughFest (Grand Rapids). Janice is also a founder and producer of Las Locas Comedy, a comedy showcase that features Latina/Latinx comedic talent and other favorite ‘locas’ of any background. Las Locas Comedy, selected as a Chicago Reader ‘Recommended Event’, is now currently enjoying a national audience through their virtual streaming shows. Janice always aims to bring a fresh perspective to topics related to her culture, Indiana upbringing and her professional and personal lives. She's also really tired.
Newcomers & Drop-ins Register Here
June 29, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Central
Early Bird Tickets before 6/27: $25
After 6/27: $35
Or, Get Free & Discounted Tickets!