May Day Mixer | Creative Women Taking Charge #2

May Day.  During the Cold War, it was the day Americans would watch the evening news and see the Soviet Union trot out gigantic military parades in Moscow replete with marching troops, guns, and missiles.  Today, May Day remains widely celebrated around the world as International Workers' Day and as a pagan spring holiday, but most people do not know that much of the day's political meaning came from right here in Chicago, with the Haymarket Affair in 1886.  In the Creative Social Club, we decided to roll out our own big guns on May Day to produce a special combination spring social mixer and Creative Women Taking Charge (CWTC) #2.

For May Day Mixer | CWTC #2, we have a special headliner in Jill Salzman, the dynamic serial entrepreneur, speaker, and author behind The Founding Moms and the book Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs.  Jill has been featured by The New York Times, NBC 5, WGN, and Crain's.  I had planned to save CWTC #2 for this autumn until Tina told me we can get Jill for May Day.  See Jill speaking in the YouTube videos below to see why I was excited to get her to speak.  In addition to Jill, we have DJ Catnip herself, Mel Ruder, and mixologist Meredith Barry, both of whom were major forces behind Tina's Hot for the Holidays event, which I really loved.  In addition to being our DJ and mixologist for May Day, Mel and Meredith will sit down with us to talk about their respective crafts.  Throughout the event, we will also talk about our May Day themes of community, inclusiveness, social awareness, balance, and renewal.

Suggested Donation $5 at the door.

CWTC #1 was a very well-attended and well-received event and we look forward to making May Day Mixer | CWTC #2 an even better edition of the series.

May Day Mixer | CWTC #2 is a production of the CSC and the IAE/IAEOU and is sponsored by FunderHut.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Last night was my first time, too. Jill Salzman was better in person than on her videos. Her talk was empowering, and Tina was inspiring! It was great to be in a room with so many creative business women. I will definitely be back.

    May 2, 2013

  • kevin

    It was my first time at the space, and meeting the group. I really was made to feel welcome and think it is a great space. I look forward to more from the group, and contributing more myself.

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Sandy F.

    So sad to have become ill tonight and missed the fun. I hope you all had a wonderful May Day!

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    unfortunately, I will not be able to attend tonight.

    May 1, 2013

  • Vince

    My +26 are from Loop Happy Hour Group. 130 total RSVPs on Meetup, over 200 total RSVPs including EventBrite and everything else. See you tonight!

    May 1, 2013

  • Vince

    My +30 are from Loop Happy Hour Group. 130 total RSVPs. See you tonight!

    May 1, 2013

  • kevin

    Looking to meet others in the Chicago arts community. As an artist, and curator of events myself. Often catering events for others also.

    April 30, 2013

  • kevin

    Looking to meet others in the Chicago arts community. As an artist, and curator of events myself. Often catering events for others also.

    April 30, 2013

  • Tina W.

    A reminder on transit options: Grand Bus, Ashland Bus, Damen Bus, or the Pink & Green Lines to the Ashland Stop, walk north about 5 blocks to Hubbard Street, then turn Left and walk 3 blocks. A cab from Andersonville, plus tip, usually costs me about $20 to give you a rough idea on cab costs. App I recommend for finding & automating your cab experience in the city: Hailo. There is a free parking lot in front of the building, there is free street parking as well.

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Tina W.

    Thanks to Meredith Barry, our amazing mixologist, we are excited to announce that will have another guest speaker and sponsor at our May Day Mixer: Lindy from Premier Distillery representing their Real Russian Vodka, distilled in Gurnee, founded by Inna Feldman-Gerber, president of Premiere Distillery. Meredith will be using Real Russian Vodka as the base ingredient to her cocktail for the evening.

    Inna's father, Gregory Feldman, is a third-general master distiller, using a family recipe dating back to 1905. He distills the vodka six times, she said.

    “The more you distill it, the better the flavor. It’s smoother and gets rid of inpurities or bitterness. Our vodka doesn’t have the things that produce the hangover,” she claimed.

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • shameka

    I would like to speaking only women lesbian I am not very interested talking to men sorry.

    April 29, 2013

    • Tina W.

      Hi Shameka--unfortunately we cannot guarantee you will only be speaking to lesbian identified women as this event is open to everyone, and focuses on the overall Chicago community, themes of inclusiveness, International Worker's Day, and Entrepreneurialism. These events are usually an equal mix of men and women. We hope to see you Wed!

      1 · April 30, 2013

  • shameka

    Hello my name is Shameka I am deaf and I am lesbian women I will be there but how I should get there please let me know thank you.

    April 29, 2013

  • Tami

    I have to work late.

    April 28, 2013

  • luis s.

    this sounds like a great event, I cant wait!

    April 26, 2013

  • Dan S.

    5 days until the event! We are looking forward to seeing everyone there! Make sure to invite friends who may be interested in starting new projects, learning more about alternative funding methods, or just looking to socialize and have a drink!

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Paige D.

    This will be my first time. I'm a freelance writer and recent graduate of DePaul's Creative Writing program.

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Tina W.

    Hey All...this event will be free. There will be a suggested donation of $5 at the door to help us with food, dj, and mixologist costs! Thanks for supporting our guest speakers, IAEOU, this awesome event, and engaging your fellow Chicago community! I look forward to seeing you in 2 weeks!

    April 19, 2013

  • Dale Angela H.

    Actually I very much would have loved to come but I have a class that night. Unless it's cancelled I wont be attending. I'll pay the $10 if I can go.

    April 19, 2013

  • Barrie B.

    Conflict time...I would love to attend.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops, I misspelled my last name. It should be Fassett, not Fasett

    April 18, 2013

  • Angie S.

    A good friend encouraged me to join this group. Look forward to upcoming events.

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a cool event for a social entrepreneur like me!

    1 · March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      A Creative Woman Taking Charge with a mission to support trauma survivors by donating a portion of proceeds to non-profit organizations serving their needs.

      1 · March 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, thank you. I would really appreciate that. It would also give me a chance to mention House Joint Resolution 106, the National Victims’ Constitutional Proposed Amendment that provides victims and their families with enforceable rights like defendants.

      1 · April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I made a long trip to the last one and it was cancelled, no notification. Will this happpen again?

    March 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      U are right

      March 30, 2013

  • Michael L.

    This looks great...is this meant to be n event "for women" or are men welcome too?

    March 30, 2013

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