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




Women United Presents: Purposeful Transitions 2022

In celebration of Women’s History Month, United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United chapter hosted Purposeful Transitions: Leveraging Personal Growth for Community Impact with keynote speaker Dorri McWhorter.

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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

Tami Chapek, PCC

Founder & Executive Leadership Coach, We Inspire We

“Giving back and being involved in the community is very important to me. Women United allows me to not only do that, but also to focus on improving the lives of women in the Chicago area. There is no greater gift for me than knowing that our efforts are supporting women to rise up in their lives!”

Sarah Vehlow

SVP, Relationship Manager Corporate & Institutional Banking, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

“I have loved being a member of Women United, engaging with a diverse group of women who use their time, financial resources, and positive energy to inspire change, provide support, and bring awareness to the wonderful work United Way is doing for women and children in our Chicagoland community.”

Women United Council


Sarah Vehlow

PNC Bank


Tami Chapek



Kate Schriner

Sara Clancy

CA Ventures, LLC

Darcy Dangler-Brumley


Liz Davis

Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.

Maureen Flood

WU Chair, Volunteerism


Jane Gion


Ellen Hanson

Shaw Inc.

Sarah Hughes

WU Chair, Fundraising & Sponsorships


Jessica Knight

State Farm Insurance

Brande Martin

American Medical Association

April Meijer

Discovery Worldwide

Tiara Muse

Koya Partners

Catherine O'Brien-Jenson


Mandee Polonsky

Northwestern Memorial

Somali Tomczak

WU Chair, Membership Engagement & Comms

Nicor Gas

Evonne Thompson

Charles Schwab

Myra Winding

Chicago Public Schools

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