the roads to wealth

Career Fair & Summit 2023

October 5-6, 2023

Chicago, IL | UIC Forum

Who’s ready to be empowered? Your Road to Wealth Starts HERE!

The Chicago Financial Empowerment 2-Day Summit is back and better than ever!

The Office of Chicago City Treasurer proudly presents Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow 2023, a free 2 day in-person financial empowerment career fair and summit laser-focused on financial health, education and career opportunities for Chicagoland residents, small businesses and entrepreneurs!

Thursday, October 5, 2023 and Friday, October 6, 2023

10:00 a.m. CST on Both Days

UIC Forum

Attendee Registration Is Now Open!

Kick off your Wealth Experience on Thursday, October 5, 2023, for the Financial Services Career Fair!

There is a Place in Finance for You!

Here’s your chance to connect face-to-face with more than 60 financial service companies and recruiters offering education and career opportunities within the financial services industry.

  • Are you a job seeker looking to transition to the financial services industry?
  • Do you need educational advice to advance your position within the financial services Industry?
  • Are you interested in receiving assistance updating your resume, developing your elevator pitch, identifying your prominent job skills and much more?
  • Are you interested in connecting with Fortune 500 Financial Service companies to jumpstart your career?

REGISTER NOW, and join us Thursday, October 5, 2023! 

4 great reasons to attend our in-person career fair 

  • Foster meaningful connections with employers
  • Avoid Zoom fatigue
  • Expand your circle by taking the opportunity to meet new people and/or strengthen existing connections
  • Face less distractions

Continue your Road to Wealth by attending the Financial Empowerment Summit Friday, October 6, 2023.

The conversations at the Summit will be presented by an impressive line-up of financial experts and are designed to expand your knowledge base in access to capital, financial planning, credit repair, homeownership and wealth building. 

Here are some of the topics, and more will be added:

  • Homeownership from a to z
  • Investing Your Money
  • Credit + Money Management
  • Small Business Startup
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Pay Equity & More
  • Homeownership from a to z
  • Investing Your Money
  • Credit + Money Management
  • Small Business Startup
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Pay Equity & More

Thursday, October 5, 2023

BWTT Career Fair

Discover employment opportunities with over 60 companies including BMO, CIBC, JPMorgan Chase, Illinois Tollway, Chicago Police Department, Harold Washington College, First Eagle Bank, Huntington Bank,, Chicago Housing Authority, North Lawndale Employment Network, Callan, PODER, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and more.

Schedule at a Glance

  • There is a Career in Finance for You

  • Navigating the Future of Work, AI, Skills-First Hiring, and Economic Empowerment

  • Back to Work at 50+

  • Coach, Sponsor, & Mentor presented by the Financial Services Pipeline

  • Lunch & Learn with Verizon

  • Mastering Today’s Remote Workplace

  • Small Business with LinkedIn

  • Explore the exhibit floor to access a range of career services, including resume review, mock interviews, professional headshots, and practice for your 30-second elevator pitch.

Friday, October 6, 2023

BWTT Financial Empowerment Summit

Visit over 60 financial resources available on the BWTT Exhibit Floor.

Discover a wealth of knowledge and insights by delving into a range of topics, including Homeownership, Small Business Development, Credit & Money Management, and Retirement Planning. Gain valuable information that can help you make informed decisions and achieve your goals.

Schedule at a Glance

  • Fireside Chat with Mayor Brandon Johnson and Chicago Treasurer, Melissa Conyears-Ervin

  • Celebrity Keynote Speaker TBA

  • Learn how to do business with the City of Chicago

  • Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses

  • Homeownership Programs

  • Small Business Funding

  • Buy Back The Block

  • Pockbook Conversations with AARP

Presented by

Participating Sponsors

Participating Partners

Visit the Financial Empowerment Exhibit Hall where more than 100 financial organizations and other vendors will showcase products and services, offer financial advice, resources and information to help shape your financial future! 

We are excited to announce the return of Operation Hope and our HOPE Inside Financial Well-being Coaches on the Exhibit Floor. Capitalize on a unique opportunity to learn more about the benefits of the HOPE Inside Program, and sign up to get started on your financial journey.

The Main Stage is always a core attraction at the Financial Empowerment Summit! Every hour, a Financial Wellbeing Coach will grace the stage sharing Credit and Money Management tips. The “wealth” of knowledge will be non-stop! 

Registration Is Open Now! Don’t delay! Your Road to Wealth Starts TODAY!