Women's History Month

The Chicago Bar Association is pleased to celebrate 2019 Women's History Month which commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. We encourage you get involved and attend the following events sponsored by the CBA:

Women & Investing: Invest in Yourself and Empower Your Future 
March 1, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  | The Chicago Bar Association
Complimentary, Lunch Included
Join the CBA Insurance Agency and Hunken Ewing Financial Group for an educational session presented by Jennifer Turkos, MBA Regional Vice President from Nationwide Financial, on various topics as it pertains specifically to women and investing for their future. Planning for live events, health care and long-term care planning, and holistic retirement planning will be discussed.
Register online

Working Women's Legal Summit
March 8, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | The Chicago Bar Association

Full Day Fee: $45 CLE-Advantage member/$100 member/ $150 non-member (no coupons or discounts applicable)
Register online: Full Day, AM Only or PM only or call 312-554-2056 (all options include luncheon and MCLE credit)

A look at the current state of women in the legal profession will be followed by a variety of panels and breakout sessions featuring women leaders from various areas the legal profession who will discuss the lessons they’ve learned and advice they can share with female attorneys navigating their careers. Topics include navigating career obstacles, workplace policies, societal expectations and more. See the full agenda on the registration page.

Women’s History Month Luncheon: Celebrating the Progress of Women
March 8, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. | The Chicago Bar Association
$45 per person | Register online or call 312-554-2056 (includes 0.5 IL MCLE credit)
Jane DiRenzo Pigott, managing director of R3 Group LLC, with “The Pay Gap Explained: Why It Exists, How We Close It.”
Signature Series:  Advocating for Victims of Domestic Violence
March 12, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  | The Chicago Bar Association
Free for CBA Members | Register online or call 312-554-2056
Featuring Rebecca Darr, CEO of WINGS
Women's Reproductive Rights:    A Non-Toxic, Non-Polarizing Conversation Focused on Abortion
March 13, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  | The Chicago Bar Association
Free for CBA Members
Register online or call 312-554-2056

Special Tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center focused on Women in the Holocaust
Thursday, March 21 | 4:00-6:15 pm | Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie IL 60077
Join the CBA Human Rights Committee for a guided tour of the Illinois Holocaust Museum focused on Women in the Holocaust and a post-tour discussion with a Holocaust survivor.
Register online.

About Women's History Month
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” Learn more at https://womenshistorymonth.gov.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.