• Groups: Women in Business

  • The Women in Business Affinity Group is a group of strong, smart and supportive business professionals who meet monthly to network and foster personal and professional growth. Different professional development topics are discussed each meeting, facilitated by a group member or local expert.

    Connecting business to business and business to community.  Get to know us and make an impact on your business.

  • When Does this Group Meet?

    Starting in January 2023, the Women in Business Affinity Group will meet on the second Friday of every month from 9:00am - 10:30am.

    Where Does this Group Meet?

    COVID-19 UPDATE - Our plan for 2023 is to meet in person every month at The Sheridan of River Forest. However, we always have the "plan B" ready in the virtual world of Zoom just in case! Check out each listing below to see how and where you can connect with us.

    Thanks to our 2023 Sponsor!

    Want Regular Updates?

    If you'd like to get involved and receive regular updates on what the Women in Business are up to, just send an email to our staff liaison, Diane Cranford (dcranford@oprfchamber.org) to get added to our mailing list.

  • Meet the fabulous co-chairs for 2023!

    (from left to right)

    Carla Taylor, Baird & Warner

    Lou Anne JohannessonOak Park District 97 

    "Welcome to the Women in Business group! We are ready to hit the ground running, make 2023 memorable and help you be the best that you can be!"

    These leaders want to hear from YOU, so if you want to get involved, have ideas or burning issues you think would make great topics, reach out directly to either Carla (carla@chomenow.com) or Lou Anne (louannejohannesson@gmail.com). 

    "We hope to see YOU in 2023!"

    CLICK HERE to see a welcome message from our Co-Chairs!


  • Meet our Special Guest


    We have partnered with the the amazing team at Mosaic Counseling & Wellness to start each meeting with their Mindful Ten segment - nourish your soul and feel the LOVE of the group before we dive into the heart of the discussion.


  • Ready for 2023!

    January 2023

    January 13, 2023 - 9:00am - 10:30am

    Start your year off right by creating a more compassionate work space. CLICK HERE for details and to register! 

    February 2023

    February 10, 2023 - 9:00am - 10:30am

    February is the month for self love and taking care of your heart. CLICK HERE to register so you don't miss out! 

    March 2023

    March 10, 2023 - 9:00am - 10:30am

    It is never too early (or too late!) to think about your financial future. CLICK HERE for details and to register! 

    April 2023

    April 14, 2023 - 9:00am - 10:30am

    April 14 is National Gardening Day. CLICK HERE to register and learn how native plants can better all of our lives! 

    May 2023

    May 12, 2023 - 1pm - 2pm 

    Our annual Care For Down There Tampon, Diaper and Toilet Paper drive is back and bigger than ever. CLICK HERE for details and to register!


    June 2023

    June 9, 2023 - 9:00am - 10:30am

    Gut health is often overlooked in women, but not today! CLICK HERE for details and registration! 

    July 2023

     July 14, 2023 - 6:00pm - 10pm  (Show starts at 8!)

    Summer is too nice to be indoors so join us in the park!  CLICK HERE for details and registration! 

    August 2023

    No August in-person meeting so there is more time to read ALL the books! Stay tuned for the OPPL/ WIB Summer Reading List!  

    Spetember 2023

    September 8, 2023 - 9:00am - 10:30am

    Fall is in the air. Our Autumn series is going to be a good one! 

    October 2023

    October 13, 2023 9am-10:30am

    Stay tuned for something epic! 

    November 2023

    November 10, 2023 - 9:00am - 10:30am

    We have so much to be thankful for and we are sharing the gratitude with you! 

    December 2023

    December 8, 2023 - 9:00am - 10:30am

    Winterfest 2.0! This year's holiday gathering will be one for the books. 




    "The Women in Business Group at the OPRF Chamber is fantastic! Not only do our meetings focus on professional development, the networking and support I've found is solid and meaningful. The meetings are always a highlight of my week, and I leave full of ideas and enthusiasm."

    Tracy Litsey, The Children's School