International Women's Day

03/08/2023 8:30 am – 1:20 pm CST
  • Corporate
  • Early Stage
  • Growth Stage
  • DEI
  • Free
  • Hybrid
  • Public
  • Signature

Continue #EmbracingEquity with a community of innovators, supporters, and allies at our annual International Women’s Day! This experience includes programming for founders and leaders, networking, keynote, & lunch.

Event Start Date:
September 25, 2023
Event End Date:
September 25, 2023
Event Venue:

Networking, workshops, & leader panel

The International Women’s Day 2023 theme is #EmbraceEquity! Join our community, supporters, and public for a full morning event.

Women & their allies welcome

Women & their allies welcome

Specialized programming

Specialized programmiing

Hybrid experience

Hybrid experience

Guest panel

Guest panel

Two tracks of workshops

Experience International Women’s Day workshop offerings as a:





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Day's agenda

8:30 – 9:30 AM CST

Opening remarks & networking

Betsy Ziegler

CEO of 1871

9:45 – 10:30 AM CST

Founder Track 1

Closing the Investment Gap: Getting Women Funded Faster

Bridget Lohrius

Founder and CEO of SANDWINA, Lifter of Women

Ellie Bahrmasel

Co-Founder and CEO of FurtherFaster, AllRaise Chicago

Leader Track 1

The Art & Science of Allyship: How Fear Feeds the Gap

Azalia Speight

SANDWINA Coach, Certified Executive Leadership Coach, DEI Consultant

10:45 – 11:30 AM CST

Founder Track 2

A Personal Branding Story: How a marketing professional scrapped her marketing knowledge to build and own a brand she loves 

Julie Bronsteatter

SANDWINA Coach, Mental Fitness Enthusiast

Leader Track 2

Fixing the Broken Rung: The Pipeline to Equity

Sharmili Majmudar

Executive Vice President of Policy, Programs, and Research at Women Employed

Bridget Lohrius

Founder and CEO of SANDWINA, Lifter of Women

11:45 – 12:30 PM CST

Conversations with Leaders - Panel

Suzanne Muchin

Co-founder, Bonfire Women, Inc. & Clinical Professor, Kellogg School of Management

Andrea Zopp

Managing Partner at Cleveland Avenue

12:40 – 1:20 PM CST

Lunch & networking