WESOS South Naperville Chapter

Welcome to the Naperville Illinois Chapter of WESOS, Women Entrepreneurs Secrets of Success Networking Group.

South Naperville Chapter Leader

Ellen Cleary


Hello! I am Ellen Cleary and I’m a principal advisor with Advancing Global EDU, a firm that specializes in helping businesses move along the strategic marketing continuum from idea conception to feet-on-the-street sales. We focus on the education vertical (preK-graduate school) and our clients go from mom-and-pop shops to global corporations. And in case you’re wondering, our hottest talk tracks these days are: e-learning, equity, STE(AM), AR/VR, professional development, and social-emotional issues facing today’s students. I’m on board with all these things. It’s a crazy time of change in education, and of course instability means work for consultants.

I’m a big believer in keeping the messaging and the tools simple, direct, and consistent. I work almost exclusively from a single laminated sheet of paper when I talk to prospective clients. I’ve mentored women in particular my entire career, including starting the Chicago chapter of McGraw-Hill’s Women’s Networking organization (WINS). I’ve always taken a long view on networking and investing in others, and it has paid me dividends beyond my wildest dreams.

Come Meet Ellen In Person

The Naperville Illinois Chapter meets:

Date: The third Friday of each month
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Networking from 11:30 to 12:00.
Location: Francesca’s Passaggio, 3125  IL Route 59, Naperville, IL

You can check the meeting schedule and view meeting details on Meetup.

If you aren’t yet a WESOS memberjoin our sisterhood or apply for a guest pass to attend this meeting.

While Chapter meetings are always free to attend, WESOS strongly encourages the purchase of food/beverage at locations that serve during your meeting. Our location partners have offered the use of their facilities to our group free of charge. Please support them with a purchase during the meeting.

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