Benefits of Women United

Network with a diverse, inclusive group of women leaders in Chicago

Engage in volunteering opportunities, social events and fundraisers

Drive change in greater Chicago as part of a larger, global movement

Upcoming events


POSTPONED - Women United Presents: Purposeful Transitions

In celebration of Women's History Month, Women United invites you to Purposeful Transitions – Leveraging Personal Growth for Community Impact. The breakfast networking event will feature keynote speaker Dorri McWhorter, CEO of the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, who will share how life’s changes and challenges have impacted her life and the lives of those around her.

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Women United members support United Way by annually giving at the leadership giving level of $1000 or more. Your annual investment helps to make lasting, local changes and offers you the opportunity to connect and collaborate with Chicago’s top business and community leaders, providing you the platform to grow—personally and professionally.

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Meet the members

Sheryl Schulze

Principal, Global Lead Landlord Services, Gensler

“I joined Women United to be part of a team of intellectually curious and socially conscious women. Our goal is to create facilitating meaningful and lasting impact in our city.”

Marcie Wright

SVP, Managing Director, Private Bank Portfolio Management, Fifth Third Bank

“I became a part of Women United to make a positive impact in the lives of others, one person at a time, and to inspire them to pay it forward to others.”

Women United Council


Marcie Wright

Fifth Third Private Bank

Executive - Vice Chair

Sarah Vehlow

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Tami Chapek


Sara Clancy

CA Ventures LLC

Darcy Dangler-Brumley


Annie Fitzgerald


Ellie Forman

Mesirow Financial

April Meijer

Discovery USA

Ellen Hanson

Shaw Industries

Catherine O'Brien-Jensen


Somali Tomczak

Nicor Gas

Other Affinity Groups and Giving Societies

Give Money.

Invest in people. Invest in your neighborhood. Invest in a stronger Chicago.


Give Time.

Share your time. Share your talents. Share your love for community.

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