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FEI CHICAGO VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING
FEI Boston Chapter invites FEI Chicago Chapter to:
Managing Risk: Grit, Flex and Rebound
Juliette Kayyem, former Homeland Security Department #2 Chief, CNN Security Analyst, Harvard Professor, and CEO of Grip Mobility
October 27, 2020 3-4PM CT (4-5PM ET)
 
Juliette Kayyem, former Homeland Security Department #2 Chief, CNN Security Analyst, Harvard Professor, and CEO of Grip Mobility will be presenting “Managing Risk”, a topic on the top of all of our minds during these unprecedented times. This will be a virtual event, no charge to FEI members, and is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 from 4-5pm ET. 

Deadline for registration is Noon Eastern on Tuesday, October 27. 
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FEI Chicago Chapter IDEA Committee hosts
Uncomfortable Conversations about Race Series
Addressing Systemic Racism with Dr. Donna Marino​
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Webinar 4:30—6PM CT
Open to FEI Members, Sponsors and Their Guests
No charge to attend. Contact info@feichicago.org for code for sponsor or guest attendance.
Online Registration Only. Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, October 27.
Seats are Limited!
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  

The Role of White Americans in Disrupting Systemic Racism
Through our “Uncomfortable Conversations about Race” series, FEI Chicago is proud to support our members with resources and forums that better equip you to lead your business and serve your community on the important topics of equity, economic inequality, and racial injustice.
 
Systemic racism is, by definition, any organization, program or policy which favors one group over another. Systemic racism exists where one population group receives a disproportionate share of opportunities, access or resources (e.g. jobs, mortgages, or education). In order to understand the origins and functions of systemic racism in America, we must understand our history and how it continues to shape society today. In this session, our 3rd event in the series, Dr. Donna Marino will share insights into our history and the role White Americans play in disrupting racist systems. While this candid conversation may be uncomfortable, it promises to be thought-provoking and actionable.
 
This session features a 30 minute presentation by Dr. Marino and 45 minutes in small group breakouts. 

Dr. Donna Marino is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Executive Coach with additional certifications in Positive Psychology, Coaching, and Clinical Hypnosis. Read more about Dr. Marino.

We look forward to engaging with our members on this important topic, and to supporting each other in the conversations ahead.
FEI A&AB Virtual C Suite Breakfast
"FinTechs Take a Front Seat During COVID-19
with Tim Clarke, Head of Finance & Corporate Development, Amount
Friday, October 30, 2020
Webinar 8:00 - 9:00AM CT
Open to all! No charge to attend.
Online Registration Only. Click here to RSVP by Wednesday, October 28.
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  
 
The Analyst and Associate Board (A&AB) will be hosting their next C-Suite Breakfast on Friday, October 30th! Come join us and learn how the intersection of finance and technology is changing in front of our eyes, what a leading industry professional believes is in store economically for us post-COVID & elections, and how you can position yourself to work and be successful in the FinTech Industry!
 
Tim Clarke is the Head of Finance and Corporate Development at Amount, a leading technology platform for financial institutions. In that role, Tim oversees Amount's finance and accounting teams. Read more about Tim.
FEI Virtual Career Management Group Breakfast
"Building a Culture of Connection and Engagement in a Virtual Reality" with Lisa Pinion, President, Founder &
Chief Strategist, Pinion Solutions Group
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Webinar 8:00 - 9:00AM CT
Open to all! No charge to attend.
Online Registration Only. Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, November 3.
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  
 
Building a Culture of Connection and Engagement in a Virtual Reality
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a seismic shift in business. How we work, where we work and even when we work. The transition to working in a virtual environment has shown the hidden strengths and significant flaws in many organizational cultures. And the role of front line managers and leaders never been more critical in creating and promoting connection and engagement than during this pandemic. 

In this session, we’ll explore what’s working, what’s not working, and actionable steps you can bring back to your own business and teams to build or strengthen a culture of connection and engagement in a virtual reality.

Lisa Pinion is President, Founder & Chief Strategist for the Pinion Solutions Group. She is a business leader with deep expertise in strategy, culture and organizational development. Read more about Lisa.
After Dinner Networking
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Zoom Meeting 8:00 - 9:00PM CT
Open to FEI Chicago Chapter Members & Sponsors and their Prospective Guests
Sponsors email info@feichicago.org for a code to register online. 
No charge to attend. Online Registration Only.  
Click here to register by Wednesday, November 11 .
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  
 
After Dinner Networking
Our calendars (and everything else) are crazy these days, especially with work, school and family sharing the same space. We thought trying a later networking session for those facing scheduling challenges might be helpful. So, finish dinner and bath time, grab a glass of wine and join us for a networking session with your fellow FEI members.

Objective is to meet new people and reconnect with old friends. We will break into smaller groups with a moderator to keep the conversation flowing, and then at the end, reconvene all together.  

We are hoping you can join us November 12th at 8:00 pm. Staying connected is one of FEI’s most valued missions.
FEI Virtual Career Management Group Breakfast
"Onboarding Yourself Into Your New Opportunity" 
The Overture Group - John Liacone, Managing Director & Bill Napolillo, Director of Research and Candidate Development  
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Webinar 8:00 - 9:00AM CT
Open to all! No charge to attend.
Online Registration Only. Click here to RSVP by Tuesday, December 1.
A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants a day prior to this session.  
 
"Onboarding Yourself Into Your New Opportunity"
Program details coming soon!
FEI Chicago Save the Date
Thursday, November 19, 2020
4-5PM CT
Jim Ryan, President & CEO, Flexera
Details to come on this virtual session!
VIRTUAL RECORDINGS
FEI Chicago Chapter and Sage Intacct presented
The Changing Role of Finance Leaders in Today's Environment
With Tanya Yakhnis, CFO, TandemHR & Scott Settersten, CFO, Ulta
Held September 29, 2020

With today’s ever-changing environment, business leaders need the insights of their finance leaders now more than ever. This goes beyond building financial reports, and can encompass everything from strategic planning, navigating government stimulus plans, and even providing consulting services to your customers. Finance leaders that have successfully evolved to meet these challenges have been able to increase profits by up to 20%. But how? Tanya and Scott discussed embracing the new normal as the future for financial leaders.

This session covered:
  • Evolution of the CFO – from data management to analysis
  • Components of a great finance leader – thinking beyond the numbers
  • Things to know and have under your control – people, technology and strategy
  • Being a leader in today’s environment – accelerate in the new norm
FEI Chicago Chapter IDEA Committee hosted
Uncomfortable Conversations about Race Series | Color Blindness to Color Conscious, Professor Cindu Thomas-George
Held September 30, 2020

From Color-blind to Color-conscious: Advancing Inclusion in Finance
In this second installment in the Uncomfortable Conversations about Race series, we learned about the colorblind ideology and why it has been detrimental and unproductive in moving racial equality forward inside and outside of the workplace. 
Virtual Career Management Group Breakfast
Rapport Secrets: How Leaders Create Successful Connections
with Lynne Franklin, Communication Consultant, Coach and Speaker
Held October 1, 2020
 
Rapport makes all other things possible—the connection, relationships and trust that lead to career and business success. Lynne interviewed 90 leaders in different fields and asked them, “What’s your secret to building rapport quickly and maintaining it over time with your clients and people?” This interactive program shared , you’ll discover their top strategies and tactics. This will help you better use rapport to reach your goals—despite the challenges of managing your people remotely and holding most of your meetings online. 
"Grow Your Personal Impact"
With Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Held October 15, 2020

Leaders are often expected to define, influence, and shape countless aspects of the world around them, yet many struggle to fully understand how to unleash the power within and have the impact they hope to achieve. Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago explored how leaders can attain their desired outcomes by growing their personal impact. As a CEO, Dorri has learned that personal impact is a differentiator in leadership effectiveness. Watch our program recording for a thought-provoking conversation to inspire and grow your own personal impact and effectiveness as a leader.  
CHICAGO CFO OF THE YEAR® AWARDS UPDATE!
For the past nine years, the FEI Chicago Chapter has hosted the Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards, honoring some of Chicago's finest financial professionals. And while the 10th annual ceremony will not take place in 2020, we will be back on November 18, 2021! Save the Date!

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FEI CHICAGO CHAPTER RESOURCES
FROM OUR CHAPTER SPONSOR PARTNERS
Below are some important resources from our Chapter Sponsor Partners. We hope this information will be helpful to you during these extraordinary times. FEI Chicago Chapter Sponsors can send any resources to our Sponsorship Chair, Skip Newman at skip.newman@gmail.com 

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