Program Overview

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the routine of life for many of us. With virtual environments and ongoing uncertainty now our new normal, we know the importance of community… and the significant role that women play in leading the communities around them.

Women United is proud to bring you Creating Connections, a small group program designed to give women the community and support they need. Creating Connections is a 4-month program in which groups of 8-10 women will virtually meet for 60 minutes every 3 weeks, February through June 2021. During each Connection, women will have the opportunity to network, expand their circles in a meaningful way and seek/provide support for each other.

Expand their professional and personal network

Gain broader perspective and support on specific goals or challenges

Walk away with a specific action plan

Reap the benefit of focused time and accountability

How the program works

Creating Connections participants will select a preferred time and focus area when completing the registration form and be assigned to a Creating Connections group based on their preferences. From February 22, 2021 through the week of June 7, 2021, group members will participate in 60-minute connections every three weeks. Participants will share their goals for the conversation and/or their support needs, followed by a guided discussion based on the group’s overall focus.

Registration for the Spring 2021 Creating Connections cohort is now closed. For questions regarding the program or Women United, please contact

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Women United is part of a global, growing force of 70,000+ women dedicated to creating a world of opportunity – for everyone. Together, we will create lasting change to lift up entire communities.

Interested in learning more? Visit the Women United landing page.

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