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  • Christkindlmarket Meet-Up
    Christkindlmarket Meet-Up
    Tue, Dec 05
    Richard J. Daley Center
    Dec 05, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Dec 05, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Join the ChiWIP Social Committee for our annual Christkindlmarket meet-up! The Christkindlmarket is a German-style outdoor holiday market that is a popular Chicago holiday season must-do. We will meet in the Daley Plaza around noon, browse the shops, and grab a bite to eat.
  • Private ART&Wine pARTy
    Private ART&Wine pARTy
    Wed, Jan 17
    The Paintbrush
    Jan 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Jan 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Enjoy time with your friends and a guided painting class.
  • ChiWIP Book Club - The Future
    ChiWIP Book Club - The Future
    Wed, Jan 24
    Jan 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Jan 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Join the ChiWIP Book Club for our first meeting of 2024. We will be discussing The Future by Naomi Alderman, a dystopian science-fiction, where unlikely friends band together to try to save the world from the corruption and power of tech-giants.
  • Bright Endeavors
    Bright Endeavors
    Now through December 18th
    Now through December 18th
    Now through December 18th
    ChiWIP is excited to partner with Chicago nonprofit Bright Endeavors again this holiday season! Their soy candles, reed diffusers, and bath salts make great gifts for family, friends, and clients.
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ChiWIP is committed to promoting the success of women+ in the field of intellectual property law by building, connecting, and sustaining all members of its community. Read our statement about how we are working towards achieving and maintaining a nondiscriminatory and equitable organization.

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Chicago Women in IP (ChiWIP) is a networking and mentoring group committed to the connection, promotion and success of professional Chicago women in all stages of practice of every facet of IP law. 

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Alexis Lavko
Epsilon Economics

Alexis Lavko, Director at Epsilon Economics, graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA in 2008. The recession at that time had created a struggling economy and difficult job market, but these circumstances ultimately jump-started a career that Alexis loves. Because of the state of the economy, companies were looking for creative ways to monetize assets, which eventually led to an uptick in recognition of intellectual property. This trend led Alexis to a job at an IP consulting firm.


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