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Event Detail

Taking Control of Your Career (Ended)

Taking it to the Next Level: Empowering Tools for Women in Finance

Date, Time, and Location:
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
33 N. LaSalle Street, Lower Level (Vault), Chicago, IL  60602   (Driving Directions)

Program Description:
This event is the launch of our brand new series Taking it to the Next Level: Empowering Tools for Women in Finance. The series is designed to provide events that optimize career development and advancement for women in the financial services area. This first event in the series provides invaluable lessons on managing and shifting the course of your career.

  • Key ideas will be shared to help you assess the current state of your career and your future career goals.  
  • Successful tips on how to get to the next level, take on more responsibility, get the recognition you deserve internally or when to know it’s time to shift course and/or see what you’re worth externally.  
  • Exploring and understanding the importance of learning how you got to where you are now and the successes and failures that got you here. Am I on the right trajectory? Is it time to make a change?

Members - $45 or FREE with function ticket
Student Members - $20
Nonmembers - $65
WIP Members - $45
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)

CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 1.5 credit hours

Attire: Business Casual

Menu: Light appetizers and refreshments

Registration: Online

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Registration & Networking
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Presentation & Q&A

*Please note distribution of presentation slides is at the discretion of the speaker and may not be available for this event

Hosted by: CFA Women's Network

Gail Meneley is the co-founder of Shields Meneley Partners, a confidential advisory service to C-Suite executives and board of directors during times of organizational and professional crisis and transition.

Previously, she was one of eight founders of the Center for Executive Options and helped grow its Midwest executive coaching and transition practice into the global practice profit leader. In 2004, she and her partner, Hugh A. Shields, launched Shields Meneley Partners, and have now worked with more than 2,000 top executives and board members across the country for organizations including Abbott, Allstate, the American Red Cross, Anthem Health, Bank One, Bristol Meyers, BlueCross& BlueShield, Fort James, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Quaker, PepsiCo, R.R. Donnelley, Sears and the YMCA.

Meneley has extensive business experience at top executive levels within the financial services and nonprofit sectors. She was president and chief executive officer of the Institute of Financial Education, a national financial services training organization headquartered in Chicago with 250 branches around the country. In successive leadership positions, Meneley spearheaded the spin-off of the Institute and successfully led its transition from a single-market to a full-service provider of financial training that cut across functional and regulatory lines.

She has been widely quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, and Crain’s, and has been the keynote speaker at national conferences and conventions, and has been published in Directors and Boards magazine, among others. Meneley holds a B.A. from Mundelein College of Loyola University and has participated in executive programs at the University of Texas, the University of Washington, and the University of Southern California. She is active in many civic, cultural and business organizations including the Economic Club of Chicago, The Chicago Network, the Chicago Finance Exchange, and the Lake Forest Caucus.

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, April 26th.

Passport Program
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.


Content shared during CFA Society Chicago programs is not, and nothing in it should be construed as, an offer, invitation or recommendation of any specific financial services company or professional, or an offer, invitation or recommendation to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in any jurisdiction. By registering for and attending this event, you acknowledge that any photographs that may be taken are the property of CFA Society Chicago and give your consent to their use in CFA Society Chicago's online and print business communications and marketing.