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




Purposeful Transitions 2023: Harnessing Your Power for Social Change

In celebration of Women’s History Month, United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United chapter invites you to Purposeful Transitions: Harnessing Your Power for Social Change. The breakfast networking event will feature keynote speaker Angela F. Williams, the first Black,woman CEO of United Way Worldwide, who will discuss her remarkable career journey and what continues to drive her passion for advancing social equity in community. The program will conclude with a breakout session in which attendees will develop a plan for supporting community impact.

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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


Saranda Asanoski



Kate Schriner

After School Matters

Shelu Bandari

Communications Committee

Lurie Children's Hospital

Tami Chapek

Chair, Communications Committee


Darcy Dangler-Brumley

Fundraising & Sponsorships Committee


Kristin Dunner

Communications Committee

Maureen Flood

Chair, Volunteerism Committee

Ernst & Young

Ashley Floyd

Member Engagement & Recruitment Committee

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Kelly Greening

Fundraising & Sponsorships Committee

Lurie Children's Hospital

Ellen Hanson

Volunteerism Committee

Sarah Hughes

Chair, Fundraising & Sponsorships Committee


Jessica Knight

Fundraising & Sponsorships Committee

State Farm Insurance

Sara Kowalczyk

Member Engagement & Recruitment Committee

Pine Tree

Becky Lahr

Fundraising & Sponsorships Committee

YMCA of Metro Chicago

Libby Massey

Member Engagement & Recruitment Committee

Chicago Public Schools

Lisa Meekins

Volunteerism Committee


Tiara Muse

Fundraising & Sponsorships Committee

Koya Partners

Katie O'Brien-Jenson

Fundraising & Sponsorships Committee


Kate Schriner

Volunteerism Committee

After School Matters

Swathi Staley

Chair, Member Engagement & Recruitment Committee

YMCA of Metro Chicago

Evonne Thompson

Communications Committee

Somali Tomczak

Communications Committee

Nicor Gas

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