Women Helping Women

Welcome to Women Helping Women. We thank you for taking the time to learn more about our award-winning program.

In 2009, our women attorneys banded together to form a women’s initiative program. What developed from those meetings was an invitation-only, after-hours networking event that integrates business development with philanthropy. Designed exclusively by women, for women, Women Helping Women was born. Our first Mix-and-Mingle was held that November. Through 2019, our annual Mix-and-Mingles brought together local women business leaders, entrepreneurs and strategic partners — weaving networking, business development and community service into a single event that benefits not only our attendees, but our communities as well. Then, in 2021, we held our first-ever virtual networking event to much success. In October 2022 we came back live and in September 2023, we proudly held our 20th Women Helping Women Mix-and-Mingle. 

For each event, Women Helping Women identifies and partners with a not for profit organization dedicated to helping women or women and their children. To date, we have supported 20 not for profit partners, which include such organizations as All God’s People, Family Focus' Nuestra Familia center, Jewish Child & Family Services, Magdalene House, The Nora Project, Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, Box United and its Fight Like a Girl program and our most recent partner, Anthony’s Avengers. Over the years, we have collected everything from personal care necessities for homeless youth to furnishings to create a home for women who have been sexually trafficked — and from business clothing to help women veterans dress for job interviews to multicultural and diverse-ability dolls for traumatized children. Our support effort is always as unique as our not for profit partner, with our Fall 2023 initiative collecting scores of superhero-themed books of all kinds, backpacks, action figures, blankets, fun toys and monetary donations — all to support research funding for pediatric brain cancer and to comfort children battling this devastating disease. 

As we begin our 15th year in November 2023, we offer a special thank you to everyone who has contributed to making Women Helping Women a success. We embrace 2023 and look forward to expanding our programming in the future! 

To learn more about Women Helping Women or to suggest a not for profit partner for upcoming events, Sydney Iglitzen, Manager of Marketing & Communications, at 312.201.3437 or siglitzen@chuhak.com.




  • Mix-and-Mingles held each fall
  • More than 130 women attend each event
  • 35+ industries represented
  • New business continuously generated via Mix-and-Mingles
  • Attendees capitalize on cross-industry strategic partnerships
  • Ongoing cycle of referrals established 



Chuhak & Tecson wins national innovation award for Women Helping Women

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Women Helping Women was live in September 2023! We supported Anthony’s Avengers, which supports research for DIPG, a pediatric brain cancer, and provides comfort to children and their families.

For an inviation to our 2024 event or to learn more, please contact Sydney Iglitzen.