Roundtable: women – business – life
Launched in Autumn of 2012, we are a peer-to-peer forum for independent small business owners to share and discuss ideas, provide collective feedback and solutions, and inspire and energize each other as we move our businesses (and lives) forward.
3rd Wednesday of every month
Gather (call it networking, if you want to): 9–9:15am
At 2112 Chicago (usually)
Sign up for emails about monthly meeting topics.
In the queue …
11/20/19 Mindful Collaboration with Jackie Sloane
12/18/19: Q4 brunch: Celebrate what we’ve all accomplished in 2019 and look ahead to a new year of growth
1/15/20: New Year, New You, New (realistic/doable) Habits with nutritionist and chef Meghan Sedivy
2/19/20: Failure: The Other F Word with Florence Ann Romano
Past topics have included …
A work/life re/balance with Melissa Thornley
Innovation management with Jen Sanford
Magnetic Introductions with Catherine Johns
Legal issues for business owners with Linda Crohn, attorney with Shimberg & Crohn, P. C.
Step away from the screen! with Karen Meier, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Deb Acker helps us rewire our outlook on time
Kyle Akerman on Google Analytics
Andrea Harney on building your personal brand with photography
Amanda Young on mastering your energy to attract more clients
The 6 Step Strategy, to get where you want to go in the most optimal way, with Angelica Chayes
Your Brand Communications Toolkit with Joy Panos Stauber and Kathleen Kearns
Well, well, well! Margaret Plouff, Mary Joyce-Cahill, and Lynn Nardelli share ideas for energizing morning routines
What’s your business story? Nora Kerr of Memoir for Me on tapping into your story and the “why” behind your business
Keeping Score of Your Business with, Irv Michaels, CPA, Creative Business Advisor, of Michaels Consulting, Ltd.
5 Simple Steps to Prioritize Your Profits. Melissa McSherry walks through 5 Proﬁt Priority Points to get clear on your goals.
SpringTIME. Paula Diaz and Amanda Roche will help us learn to direct our most powerful tool, time, toward the lives we want to lead.
Tool time. Tools we use to streamline our business activities.
Resolve. Get some group accountability and/or mine the group for advice to help you move the needle.
Vision Boards. What you focus on grows. Tap into the Roundtable’s wisdom (and magazine archives) to create a powerful vision board for the new year.
Megan Wessels of Powerful Partners shares her strategy for how to harness LinkedIn and the power of rapport.
Deb Acker shares her perspective on how to have pure joy in your life, no matter what challenges you’re facing.
Time is a tool. Use it to build your ideal business and life, with Stacey Saunders of Saunders Consulting.
Rosemary Hurwitz on the Enneagram and how it can lead us to more centered and proactive living.
5 Simple Steps to Attract Your Ideal Clients with Amanda Young of Simplify Your Marketing.
Boundaries 101. Jamie Simkins presents how get clear on your boundaries and how to set them.
Become a B!t#h. Barbara Burgess discusses how being a b!t#h, the right kind, means harnessing your drive and power in service of feminine values like collaboration, synergy, and emotional intelligence.
Video. You know video is good for Google rankings. Now what? How do you present yourself and your brand via video? Catherine Johns and Kelly Luchtman share tips and guide us through some on-camera practice.
The Art of Persuasion. Hate the idea of “selling”? Lynne Franklin of Wordsmith talks about what you can do instead
Should I stay or should I grow now? with Kirsten Zoub of Dasein
Smart Women, Strong Financial Strategies with Jessica Merino of Merino Wealth
A Green New Year’s Makeover for Your Work Space with Kim Nigro Principal of Studio Nigro
Healthy you > healthy business with Dr. Leslie Smith and Sheila Petersen of Chicago Healing Center
People and hiring with Andrea Herran, principal of Focus HR Consulting
SEO with Shri Rawal of Web Screen Media
Are you Running Your Business or is IT Running You? with Bobi Siembieda of Conrad Business Results
Be The Architect Of Your Own Brand with Joy Panos Stauber and Melinda Cross from Stauber Brand Studio
The Ins and Outs of Certification for a Woman-Owned Business with Cynthia Johnson from the Women’s Business Development Center
Rock the Room with Your Introductions! with Catherine Johns
Sales with Kirsten Zoub of Dasein
Social Media with Purpose with Mana Ionescu of Lightspan Digital.
Tax planning with Steinberg Advisors
Lessons Learned: Share your cautionary tale, wild success, or any type of lesson to help us all do better in business.
… and more.