The Working Lunch
Celebrating 50 Years

of Smashing the Status Quo for Working Women

Save the Date for The Working Lunch 2024

Thursday, May 23, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT
The Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue

Registration will open in early 2024. Stay tuned!

Thank You for Making Our 50th Anniversary Luncheon One to Remember!

Thursday, May 25, 2023
Palmer House Hilton, Grand Ballroom

This year, Women Employed (WE) celebrates 50 years of Smashing the Status Quo for working women. At The Working Lunch, we honored people and organizations who have used their power to open doors, crash ceilings, and create fundamental and systemic change.

The Working Lunch Photo Collage

The event may be over, but you can still support our work by making a donation.


If you joined us on May 25th, you got to see our 50th anniversary video, highlighting our legacy and our vision. Watch it here!


Enter The Working Lunch Raffle and Win!

Raffle sales have closed. The winners will be contacted by email.

With prizes from Southwest Airlines, Porsche Downtown Chicago, Live Nation,  PRP Wine International, and more, The Working Lunch raffle has something for everyone! For just $25, you can win a deluxe prize package worth hundreds of dollars, and with a $500 purchase, you could win our Grand Package—our best package yet!—PLUS a free entry to the Platinum Plus and Platinum drawings, and TEN entries towards a Deluxe Package!

Photos from Last Year’s Event

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Watch Last Year’s Event Recap



TWL50 sponsors (11)

Together, we will ensure more women, families, and communities can build their economic power and thrive.

All new or increased gifts will be matched by an anonymous donor!