You weren't born a leader.
You’re born to become one.

La Collective Elevate encourages, empowers, and supports a community of ambitious women to create opportunities for generational leadership.

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About Us

What La Collective
Elevate is all about

We are a community of professional women from an array of backgrounds looking to grow and network. Whether you're a woman navigating the early stages of your career or an established professional ready to take your career to the next level — La Collective is here to help you elevate to new heights. We host professional networking and personal development events in Chicago for women at all professional levels. We pay individual and collective successes forward to La Collective’s community and programming.

The Benefits

The Perks of Joining

La Collective Elevate

Elevate is a 12-month mentorship cohort of inspired leaders looking to level up. The program empowers a community of strong women as they become better equipped to lead and break barriers in their respective industries.

One-on-one coaching

Unlock your potential for growth with personalized, one-on-one sessions from an esteemed woman, providing invaluable coaching expertise.

Supportive community

Develop relationships with women across roles and industries, fostering growth through valuable connections and shared experiences.

Elite network

Connect with executives, business owners, artists, industry experts, and elected leaders with diverse networking opportunities.

Free perks

Enjoy complimentary La Collective merchandise and free admission to our signature events for a premium experience.

Exclusive access

Join monthly cohort meet-ups for an exclusive networking experience at diverse and enjoyable locations.

Monthly modules

On diverse topics, like:

  • The Importance of Setting Healthy Boundaries

  • Developing Your Leadership and Influence

  • Networking and Effective Communication

  • Effective Negotiation Skills

  • Cultivating Self-Discovery and Empowerment

  • Overcoming Fear and Building Confidence

Leadership Network

Meet Our Leadership Network

Connect with executive leaders, executive directors of nonprofits, successful business owners, elected officials, nationally renowned artists, expert consultants, and more.

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Cristina Vera Bridges
CEO of Vera Creative

Cristina is an award-winning communications strategist with 25 years of expertise in leadership, marketing, and community engagement. She is the founder of La Collective and Vera Creative.

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Edna Uribe
Founder & CEO of Wear in Motion LLC

Edna Uribe is the founder and CEO of Wear in Motion LLC. Edna was also the former President and General Manager of Univision Chicago, which made her the highest-ranking Latina in Chicago's broadcast industry during that time.

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State Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado
State Representative 3rd District

Eva-Dina is a State Representative for the 3rd district in Illinois and an active member of both the House Democratic Women’s Caucus and the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus, where she also serves on the board.

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Hailey Losselyong
Owner of

Hailey M. Losselyong is a self-taught multimedia artist who has worked with Adidas, Google, Nike, Redbull, and more. She also sits on the board of The Mural Movement.

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