upcoming program:  january 8 at kohl children’s museum (11:30-noon -brown bag lunch & networking; program 12:15-1:30)

A Conversation About the #MeToo Movement and Its Impact on Development
Program Description: 

In a place where power and privilege coincide, we find women in development. They are part of a world where discussions and decisions about resources can be accessed for the good of all. At the same time, #MeToo has become ubiquitous, even though it causes both confusion and confirmation as the associated stories unfold. Join us for a conversation about #MeToo and its impact (or lack thereof) within the development world, and on the women whose careers are embedded in this intersection of money, power and privilege.

Presenter:  Pier Camille Rogers, PhD, Director, Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, North Park University

Kohl Children’s Museum is at 2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview.

Enter the parking lot from Patriot Blvd., just north of W. Lake Ave. Feel free to park in any available space in the lot. On the slight chance that the lot is full, additional free parking is available south of W. Lake Ave. in the Glen Town Center.  The entrance to the Museum is at the northeast corner of the building: 2100 Patriot Blvd. Please check in at the Visitor Services desk.


WIDN Members Get Discounts at the Goodman Theater – Visit our Members Only Resources Page to Find  Information on Current and Upcoming Productions and Obtain the Discount Code.


Founded in 1985, Women in Development North is dedicated to advancing professionals the development with education and networking opportunities.  We also welcome those in transition and as well as individuals with other professional ties to development.

WIDN provides members with monthly meetings on key development concepts and issues. We hold our meetings in various locations throughout the northern suburbs so that you will find them easily accessible.

Women in Development North is an approved provider of continuing education credit for the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential. Most of our events are eligible for CFRE points; see program descriptions for details.

Our reasonable annual membership ($40) and our emphasis on timely topics has translated into a robust organization. We currently have about 80 members.

As the co-founder of WIDN over 30 years ago, I am both delighted and impressed to see how the organization has grown and continues to provide such wonderful support for development professionals.  The varied topics presented at our meetings are so important, as they increase our knowledge and sharpen our abilities to raise funds for our nonprofit organizations and clients. -Francine Friedman, CFRE


A Conversation about the #MeToo Movement and its Impact on the Development World @ Kohl Children’s Museum
Jan 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Strategic Planning: Constructing a Dynamic Plan that is Interactive and Promotes Buy-in @ Gigi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center
Feb 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

We invite you to browse the WIDN website and contact us for more informatiON.

Women in Development North