Being Women In Business

Dynamic. Educated. Professional.

Through dynamic speakers, engaging dialogue, and networking opportunities, the Naperville Area Chamber Women In Business (WIB) Committee works to empower today’s professional woman.

The Women In Business Network programs address the challenging business needs that women in business face through:

  • Dynamic Speakers
  • Engaging Dialogue
  • Online Communication

“Through educational programs and other social events throughout the year, professional women can build lasting relationships and gain valuable knowledge on topics important to them.” 

Heather Gottfried Woman of the Quarter

Each quarter, the Women In Business committee selects a woman that represents bringing HER BEST to the business she does, the community she serves, and embraces the NACC business community. This woman is honored at a Women In Business program amongst her peers.


Lulu Hertenstein

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and Women in Business are excited to honor Lulu Hertenstein, Community Engagement Specialist for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County as a 2021 Woman of the Quarter.

Read about why we chose Lulu here.


Programming as a Resource

Whether you were unable to attend a virtual program, need to rewatch a program for more information, or would like to follow up with our thought leaders – find our WIB Programs Archives here.

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For more information, please contact staff liaison, Linda Oglesbee at or 630.544.3376

(Click to get your application to join the WIB committee)

Committee Leaders

We have a dedicated group of volunteers serving on our committee; find out who they are.


Anita Knotts

Founder & CEO

Lotus Women’s Institute


Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit social service organization providing human services across seven counties, including DuPage. Catholic Charities DuPage County programs include: Kathy Paulsen Hope House Shelter; transitional and permanent supportive housing for families experiencing homelessness; emergency services and homeless prevention; counseling; Mobile Food Pantries, Back to School Fair and Holiday Outreach Program.

All programs are designed to promote self-sufficiency, human dignity, and integrity for all people while empowering individuals to achieve what is necessary to live satisfying and productive lives. Catholic Charities serves more than 60,000 individuals annually. Our mission declares that we are a faith-based organization providing services to people in need and calling others of goodwill to do the same. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet serves everyone in need regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, lifestyle, or religious affiliation within all 7 Counties.

Women In Business Corporate Sponsors

Chairman’s Circle and Community Partners