2016 is sure to bring exciting things for all of the women who are out there making things happen. As this past year has shown us here at FW: Chicago—alot of hard work and perseverance can take you a long way—and we do it with the help and support of other amazing women.
Last year Forbes named Chicago the top city in the world—not the country, the world!—for female entrepreneurs. Given all of the phenomenal women we met and had the pleasure of working with last year, We certainly know Chicago is a hot bed for empowered women finding their paths, forging the way, and setting the bar. A few months ago in a conversation with our newest columnist, Kathleen Henson, we discussed how this city is so important in the development and empowerment of women professionally. Chicago has a history of being a forward-thinking Midwestern city—especially on the women’s front, from Women’s Suffrage to the 1960s feminist movement. It only makes sense that we as Chicago women continue to collectively be an example for women everywhere. You do not need to be behind a hot tech start-up or a Fortune 500 executive to be a mentor, to be a catalyst, to make an impact, to empower other women—it happens with our day-to-day actions.
I have the opportunity do it every day—with the FW: Chicago team—as we bring you this unique and uniquely Chicago magazine. While I am not one to make resolutions, I am resolved to start publishing monthly and continue to build this platform for Chicago women. We have a lot of exciting things coming up this year!