The Working Lunch

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Reserve Your Seats for The Working Lunch 2024

The Working Lunch (TWL) is WE’s signature fundraiser and one of Chicago’s premier spring events. At this year’s luncheon, WE are going ALL IN, celebrating our victories, and looking ahead to building a future of equity for working women, their families, and communities. During this event we will honor and celebrate leaders who have dedicated their lives to championing equity for women and are unwavering in their commitment to ensuring fundamental and systemic change at all levels.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Networking Reception:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT

Program and Lunch:  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT 

The Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Can’t join us on May 23rd? You can also make a donation to support the event.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Learn more.

Nominate an Honoree for The Working Lunch 2024

In 2024, we’ll once again honor people and organizations who have used their power to open doors, crash ceilings, and create fundamental and systemic change. And for the second year in a row, we want to hear from you! Nominate an individual or organization in two categories: Champion and Emerging Power Builder.

Nominations close March 8th, so get yours in today!

Thank You for Making Last Year’s Luncheon One to Remember!

Last year, Women Employed (WE) celebrated 50 years of Smashing the Status Quo for working women. At The Working Lunch 2023, we honored people and organizations who have used their power to open doors, crash ceilings, and create change.


At last year’s luncheon, we debuted our 50th anniversary video, highlighting our legacy and our vision. Watch it here!



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!