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LadyDrinks hosts its conversation-driven signature dinner in the private dining
About this Event
LadyDrinks is a leadership development platform for executive women and founders, based in New York City. It is led by long time business news anchor Joya Dass. As the movement scales and grows, we host one of our signature 8 women dinners in Chicago.
How is this event different than other networking events?
The group has been curated to have 8 women leaders at the table.
This dinner is conversation-driven where attendees answer four prescriptive questions and Joya moderates. The questions stoke important conversation around the challenges we face as leaders, encourages knowledge share around hacks, and tools to support you long after you have left the room. All of this happens in the private dining room of Cantina Laredo
- 700-7:15 Guests arrive and check in
- 7:15-7:30pm Joya introduces herself and each woman leader at the table
- 6:30-8pm Attendees enjoy a 4-course dinner. Joya moderates a conversation asking each woman to share a recent win, a current challenge, and resources.
Our firm Francis Financial was sending out Valentines Day gifts to clients. Before doing research online, I reached out to Joya to see if there was someone in her network who specialized in client gifts. I
I knew that anyone Joya sent my way would not only have a beautiful product, but would also be a pleasure to work with because she has a way of bringing together amazing like-minded women. Sure enough, she connected me to Pooja, a partner at ByWoops! Macaroons and we put together beautiful packages for our clients. Pooja also offered me a first-time discount as a connection through LadyDrinks, making our bulk order extremely affordable. We continue to use Pooja to send out beautiful client gifts and have built an ongoing relationship with her. It’s all thanks to the power of LadyDrinks and Joya’s incredible gift to connect people.
—Sunaina Mehra, Director of Client Relations & Marketing, Francis Financial
LadyDrinks has forced me to examine myself personally and professionally
I’ve set long-term and short-term goals, stopping to assess if they’re aligned with what is important to me. The speakers and the support systems at LadyDrinks provide me with the tools to achieve those goals
I have paid attention to my own self-care. It’s an important factor for success and now I do without feeling the guilt because of the culture at LadyDrinks.
I understand the importance of networking and doing it in a more meaningful way
I’ve been able to build confidence in myself and handle personal insecurities and setbacks
Above all, LadyDrinks has been a support system and a forum I rely on for resources — both personal and professional.
-Ami Patel, Senior Director, Product Development and Alliance Management at VGYAAN Pharmaceuticals LLC
About LadyDrinks www.ladydrinks.com
LadyDrinks is a leadership development platform for women executives. We began eight years ago supporting South Asian women professionals. Today we create programming for all women executives in other parts of the country and the world. The mission is to build alliances, share resources, and create support systems for success for one another.
About Cantina Laredo www.cantinalaredo.com/location/chicago/
Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere.
Inspired by consumers’ growing taste for more authentic flavors, Cantina Laredo offers a menu that evokes the sophisticated gourmet tastes of Mexico City. From the day the first Cantina Laredo opened in 1984, guests have enthusiastically embraced our concept. Critics have praised us as well. An authoritative Dallas magazine named Cantina Laredo one of the 12 best restaurants in the city. The reviewer noted, “… the food outshines anything I’ve had on trips across the border.”
Over the last 20 years we have devoted great effort to product development and process improvements to ensure that we always deliver the highest level of great Mexican food to our guests. Combining the traditional with modern flairs, the menu is unique and includes grilled fish, chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with portobello mushrooms or sautéed artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers.
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cantina Laredo, (Private Salon: Sala de Vino)
508 North State Street
Joya Dass, LadyDrinks