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


Affinity Group Outdoor Happy Hour & Networking Event

Join United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United (WU) and Young Leaders United (YLU) for an end of summer happy hour and networking event on August 31!

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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.

Join Women United

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

Executive Co-Chair

Tami Chapek


Executive Co-Chair

Sarah Vehlow

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Darcy Dangler-Brumley


Liz Davis

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

Maureen Flood


Ellie Forman

Mesirow Financial

Ellen Hanson

Shaw Industries

Jane Gion


Sarah Hughes


Jessica Knight

State Farm

Sara Kowalczyk

CA Ventures LLC

Brande Martin

American Medical Association

April Meijer

Discovery Worldwide

Somali Tomczak

Nicor Gas

Other Affinity Groups and Giving Societies

Give Money.

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


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

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