Facilitated by Anne Wieboldt, MBA CFA(R) CFP(R), and Nancy Wieboldt, MBA CTFA(R), to help you to become a more confident financial services consumer. You will learn how to tackle a number of common financial concerns and how to solve new concerns as they arise.
We will start with a review of financial capabilities and proceed through specic product and service shopping information.
Each class covers an independent topic so it is appropriate to join in at any time. About half of every class is devoted to discussion so that women present can build on each other’s experience and wisdom. No products or services are promoted.
Wednesdays 4:30 to 6 pm. $25 per session
Getting It Together: Financial Wellness For Women
October 18 Financial Product and Services Comparison
This is the perfect time to join our friendly and enthusiastic group as we begin a new book, The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories,edited by Daniel Halpern. Participants always come away with a deeper understanding of the stories and an enhanced insight into the minds of people from other cultures.
7 alternating Fridays: through December 15, 10 to 11:30 am.
$15 per session
SHORT STORY SCHEDULE
October 20“A Distant Episode” by Paul Bowles – United States
November 3 “Greasy Lake” by T. Coraghessan Boyle – United States
November 17 “Ceil” by Harold Brodkey – United States
December 1 “Seven Floors” by Dino Buzzati – Italy
December 15 “The Adventure of a Traveler” by Italo Calvino - Italy
This course, facilitated by Diane Kacprzak, is based on The Artist‘s Way by Julia Cameron. This workshop focuses on weekly readings and self-selected activities that encourage time for one’s self during the week. Class time allows participants an opportunity to share thoughts and discoveries as creativity develops in many ways.
Participants will need the book and a journal. Please read chapters 1 and 2 for the first class.
6 Mondays: October 23 to November 27, 10 to 11:30 am. $120
Exciting new Women’s Exchange volunteer opportunities come in three-one week modules. Sign up for one module, two or all three. Projects include updating mailing lists, sending birthday cards, preparing welcome packets, hanging posters around town, stamping envelopes, sorting library books, stuffing envelopes, organizing photos etc. Each day, assigned tasks will be set and ready to go! Coffee, tea, nibbles and chit chat in abundance.
Module 2: October 24, 10 to 11:30 am.
Module 3: November 2, 9 and 16, 10 to 11:30 am
To best prepare, registration is encouraged for the one, two or three modules you would like to participate in this Fall.
WE will celebrate our volunteers on Thursday, December 7, with a special Thank You luncheon.
Can't attend the Fall Benefit and wish to support Women's Exchange sitting with friends at a 'virtual table'?
Join Susan Hanson and Friends of Women's Exchange with a $50 donation. You will be added to the 'virtual table' for the Benefit, October 26th. Wish to be there in body and soul, click here: http://www.womens-exchange.org/program-registration/?ee=587. for your RSVP.
All names seated at the virtual table will be listed in the evening's program guide when donation is received by October 18. After October 18, you will be listed on our website among all Donors.
We are a first Wednesdayof the month, ongoing book group welcoming new participants to our lively discussions. Book selections vary from an occasional short story to recent novels to classics to memoirs to biographies, written by women. Participants take turns leading discussions of the book, the author, and critical reviews.
Monthly, First Wednesday, November 1, 7 to 8:30 pm. $50 annual fee.
Joe and Rose Kennedy’s beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exclusive schools, was presented as a debutante to the queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. Yet Rosemary was intellectually disabled, a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful family. New sources—Rose Kennedy’s diaries and correspondence, letters from teachers and doctors, and family interviews— bring Rosemary alive as a girl adored, but left far behind by her competitive siblings. Holly Marihughof “BooksLive!”will present Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, by Kate Clifford Larson, with an accompanying slide show.
Wednesday, November 1, 12:30 to 2 pm. $25 with salad luncheon.
Let’s have fun with Suzanne Newman, from Find Fashion Happiness, who will help refine our makeup techniques with new tips. Learn to choose the right products, where to buy them, and what items are worth the extra money. We will discuss eyebrows, and colors that look fresh and natural. Then you will do your own make-up step-by-step to bring out your best look. Please bring your make-up and a make-up mirror to class.
Our culture is obsessed with youth, thinness, and having the perfect body. It is no wonder that our daughters have a 1:8 chance of developing an eating disorder in their lifetime. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are things we can do as mothers, aunts and grandmothers to help our girls navigate through their world with healthy body esteem. Led by Denise Hamburger, a "Be Body Positive" facilitator, this discussion focuses on seven practical steps we can take to encourage healthy body esteem in our daughters and all young girls.
Beth Kelly, PhD, from DePaul University, explores the remarkable life of Abigail Adams, who was the wife of one president, John Adams, and the mother of another, John Quincy Adams. Although denied formal education, she left a rich legacy of letters in which she documented the issues faced by women in the 18th century. She served as her husband’s closest counsellor and staunchest supporter throughout his service as a founding father, as a diplomat in Paris and London, and as the nation’s second president elected in 1796.
Join the fun and help hospitalized children. All you need is the ability to stitch two squares of cloth together by hand. Sewn strips of colorful cloth are turned into finished quilts that are donated to Project Linus. Conversation around the table is reminiscent of the quilting bees of old. Most times: First Monday of the month.
Life takes on an ease and flow as we listen and trust our inner wisdom. This class with Nancy Creely, intuitive consultant, is an experiential journey to help you learn to recognize your intuitive signals and trust their message. Acquire tools to build positive energy and transmute negative energy. Carl Jung said, “Intuition is perception via the unconscious that brings forth ideas, images, new possibilities and ways out of blocked situations."
3 Tuesdays: November 7, 24 and 21, 10 to 11:30 am. $75
Worried about the types of information that is being collected by internet companies and advertisers as you surf the net? Michael Gershbein from Very Smart People will tell you what you need to know to keep yourself secure.
In this workshop, Suze Solari, personal stylist, will present strategies to help you be more creative with your wardrobe, with t-shirts and jeans and blouses and skirts. Learn that how you dress affects the way you feel, and then contributes to the results you get. Understand how to have the optimal components in your closet - the right silhouettes, fit and proportion - so that getting dressed every day is joyful, timely and productive.
Every business has customers, but only a small percentage have fans -- real advocates -- who not only support you on a regular basis but evangelize your ‘work’ to friends, family and co-workers. Could you benefit from building a fan base? In this lunch-time workshop, author and international presenter Jill Salzman will reveal her proven tips to keep customers, clients and friends coming back, while getting them to share your good news with everyone they know: be it your business, NPO, board of directors, PTO or even your amazing book group!
Friday, November 10, 11 am to 1 pm. $35 includes a lite lunch
iOS 11, the new operating system for iPhones and iPads will be here in September and like previous versions, it offers both cool new features and substantial changes in the way that you use your device. Mike Gershbein of Very Smart People will offer a look at everything that iOS 11 has to offer, for people who have already upgraded as well as those who are getting ready to do so.
In this two-hour interactive workshop with Hélène Tragos Stelian, life coach, speaker, and author, you will dig deep into the roots and consequences of perfectionism. Learn a four-step process to overcome perfectionism by focusing on self-compassion, challenging irrational beliefs and unattainable standards, to reclaim your lightness and joy.
This history reveals how wealthy women shaped the women’s movement, funding the fight for the right to vote, higher education for women, women’s labor activism, and birth control. Author Joan Marie Johnson, PhD, of Northwestern University explores the empowering advancement of women’s rights, as well as the tensions caused by inequality in a movement for equality, issues that are relevant to women today.
Join in this unique opportunity to hear Sunita Vira, chef and founder of the Raw Food Center in Chicago. She will share ancient wisdom from around the world as she crystalizes and simplifies important steps and strategies to bring healthy eating into your lifestyle. Tasting samples and sharing recipes will help you discern what to eat and what not to eat.