Women In Film Chicago

Profile Updated: August 12, 2013
Address: Chicago, IL USA
Website/Homepage: www.wifchicago.org
President/Chair: Megan Maples
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Mission Statement

Women in Film Chicago (WIF Chicago) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization for all creative content professionals. With a focus on driving the advancement of women in this industry, WIF Chicago provides a dynamic network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and opportunities and builds a solid educational platform to accelerate the professional development of our members.

About Your Chapter/History

Prior to 2000 Chicago had a Women in Film Chapter, but it went dormant for a few years until 2005 when the current Women in Film Chicago was resurrected, with new board members, new bylaws and new energy. A few years after that we became a legal non-profit with 501(3)(c) status.

Brief Description of your Key Programs

Mentorship: Each year we pair new and transitional members with mentors for a series of meeting.

We have 1-2 networking events/month, most with an educational bent.

Executive Breakfast - primarily aimed at mid to senior level women in the industry, a panel of exerts discussion current issues.

Backlot: A tour of a local industry-related business

Build -A- Skill: Whatever the topic, the focus is on practical, how-to information

Round-Table: A panel of experts discuss pressing issues

After-hours: Informal Meetups

Student: Guest Lecturers, and volunteer opportunities

Current Officers

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