Women's Forum

As an extension of the ACG Detroit chapter, the ACG Detroit Women's Forum was founded in 2015 to encourage networking and camaraderie among middle market female professionals in Southeast Michigan.

We host a variety of educational, cultural, and social programs focused on providing valuable resources and connection opportunities to women at any stage of their career. Our events are content-rich, dynamic, inspirational, and most importantly, fun!


ACG Detroit Women’s Forum gives you the opportunity to connect with like-minded female business professionals and the leading dealmakers in Metro Detroit. 

Exclusive Programs: Women’s Forum members receive access to all of the same Detroit ACG programming plus the following programs:

  • Quarterly social events, “Wine Down Wednesdays”, for Women’s Forum members
  • Quarterly "Women’s Leadership Series" educational events.

For more information about the ACG Detroit Women's Forum, contact:

Carrie Schochet, Chair
773-837-9106 or carrie@purplesquirreladvisors.com


Committee Members

Danielle Bass Katie Bruce Jennifer Jennings Kathy Kasperek
Michelle Klippstein Heather Madland Lydia Mansoor Kim Easterle Mattes
Katie Montague Candice Moore Julie Nowicki 

Sarah Sparling

Anne Marie Uetz Kim VanCleef Amy Whipple Gretchen Perkins

ACG Detroit Staff


April - Stories of Success: Two Women in the Business of Wellness


May - Wine Down Wednesday





March - Women in Leadership featuring Jenny McCuiston, Goldfish Swim School January - Wine Down Wednesday
October 26 - Women in Restructuring  
November - Women in Leadership - Food and Beverage panel October - Wine Down Wednesday
October - Women Who Fund Conference with UM June - Wine Down Wednesday
May - Women in Leadership Luncheon with Andra Rush, Rush Trucking March - Wine Down Wednesday
February - Women in Leadership Panel - Female Entrepreneurs in the Fitness Industry January - Wine Down Wednesday
October - Wine Down Wednesday October - Women Who Fund Conference With UM
September - Golf Clinic May - Wild Women of Detroit History Tour
May - Women in Leadership Series Luncheon with Mary Petrovich, The Carlyle Group & AxleTech International March - Women in Leadership Panel - C-Level 
January - Wine Down Wednesday  
November - Wine Down Wednesday September - Golf Clinic
May - Women in Leadership Series Luncheon with Veronica Scott, The Empowerment Plan March - Social Event at the DIA
November - Holiday Networking and Charity Event October - Social Event
May - Luncheon with Nicole Curtis, Rehab Addict February - Theatre Social Event at the Fisher Theatre
September - Social Event May - Luncheon & Educational Event with Kirsten Ross, Focus Forward Coaching and Molly Beauregard, College for Creative Studies
February - Social Event