Jennifer Smith Tapp

A letter from our editor, Jennifer Smith Tapp on local women-owned beauty brands, body positivity, and the inspiring and fierce women featured in the July/August issue of Chicago Woman. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 PM Love

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s Storytelling Series shares compelling stories and interviews from interesting and inspiring movers, shakers, and visitors. Featuring our very own, Jennifer Smith Tapp! more

Mar 17, 2017 9:00 AM Things To Do

The Broad Cast unites women in politics, media, business, civic life and philanthropy who are making an impact on Chicago and their communities to discuss issues women face every day. more

Jan 28, 2017 12:00 PM New + Noteworthy

Soulful Sunday: Jennifer Smith Tapp, Editor, Chicago Woman

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Our incredible editorial director at Chicago Woman magazine Jennifer Smith Tapp tells us how she unwinds from a hectic work week. more

Jan 8, 2017 12:00 PM Profiles

Ashley Wheater talked to Chicago Woman about his transition from dancer to company leader and the exciting new version of the holiday classic. more

Dec 20, 2016 3:00 PM Profiles

Here, Bela Gandhi, Jennifer Smith Tapp and Gemma Allen share tips on how to find your match, keep the romance alive and how to turn a break-up into a gift. more

Dec 17, 2016 9:00 AM , , Love


Kris Kasperek

The woman at the helm of one of the city’s most beloved institutions talks to Chicago Woman about what it really takes to be a successful scientist, why she loves her job, and why space exploration will continue to be important in our everyday lives. more

Aug 10, 2016 3:00 PM Profiles

When most of us think of Navy Pier, we think of summer days, the Shakespeare Theater and that gorgeous newly unveiled Ferris wheel. Now it's time to learn about its interesting past, so kick back and relax as we give you a lesson on Navy Pier 101. more

Jun 27, 2016 2:00 PM New + Noteworthy

Just in time for spring, the chic line of sun-protective clothing and accessories sets up shop in Wilmette. more

Mar 16, 2016 11:47 AM Style

Jennifer Smith Tapp, FW: Chicago editor, reviews the inspirational women in the January issue including Dorri McWhorter of the YWCA and entrepreneur Kaney O'Neill and more. more

Current Issue

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We all have someone on our shopping list who needs the latest gadget. For the techie in your life, these gift ideas won’t disappoint. more

Nov 20, 2015 12:00 AM Current Issue

We came, we drank, we talked up a storm. Ahead, party pics from the FW:Chicago meet-and-greet at Public Hotel. more

Jun 24, 2015 7:45 AM Social Life

For our third Food Issue, Chicago Woman spoke with 10 of the city's influential women in the industry to learn more about what drives them... more

Jan 9, 2018 10:55 AM Entreprenuers

Chicagoans know Alpana Singh as an accomplished sommelier, former TV host, and, most recently, as a restaurateur, with three eateries already in her portfolio. more

Dec 27, 2017 6:00 AM Profiles

Don’t you love having that perfect dress that can be worn several different ways? We've found one that's not only versatile, but suits every body type... more

Dec 8, 2017 9:00 AM Style



Elevate your holiday gatherings with warm textures and soft lighting and make your home a winter haven that your family and guests wants to linger in... more

Dec 5, 2017 4:45 PM Home

Bridget Gainer

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A driving force in Chicago politics, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer on how to play the long game more

Nov 18, 2017 12:01 PM Profiles

Step inside the season with our line-up of the top events, activities and fun days and nights out more

Nov 13, 2017 6:00 PM Things To Do

After the 2016 election, discover five Chicago women making their voices heard in the political and community landscape... more

Nov 8, 2017 10:00 AM Profiles

From Adler Planetarium to the Art Institute, discover the boards in Chicago powered solely by women... more

Nov 7, 2017 2:25 PM Work + Money

Chicago fashion designer Rakan Shams Eldeen shares what inspires him and what pieces he thinks women should invest in for the fall. more

Oct 17, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Chicago designer Chelli Look tells Chicago Woman what inspired her new collection, the local designer she admires and all about her experience working in the Chicago fashion scene. more

Oct 13, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Lagi Nadeau shares her new collection inspired by Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saito's elegant woodblock prints, and describes what she thinks designers can do to help build and improve the Chicago fashion scene. more

Oct 10, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

From Marwen student to Deputy Director, Akilah Halley is helping create opportunities for young artists today. more

Oct 9, 2017 9:00 AM Influencers

Anna Brown's inspiration often starts with three elements that define her collections. She shares the inspiration for her Fall/Winter '17 collection, as well as her favorite fall fashion investment. more

Oct 6, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

For Shruti Kiriti, the most inspiring thing about her collection is the woman who wears it. A grad of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Shruti has a unique insight into the Chicago fashion scene. more

Oct 3, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Chicago History Museum's Curator of Costume talks about how history, art and fashion help tell Chicago's stories. more

Oct 2, 2017 9:00 AM Influencers

Designer Anadil Johnson admires Midwestern craftsmanship and work ethic, which makes Chicago the perfect place to manufacture her collection. The future of fashion in Chicago is made to last. more

Sep 29, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

Shernett Swaby is a Chicago designer to watch, with ideas about how make Chicago one of the great fashion capitals of the world. She shares her new, playful collection inspired by her childhood, as well as the Chicago designers she admires. more

Sep 27, 2017 3:00 PM Style Makers


Kirsten Miccoli

Chicago fashion designer Elena Bobysheva brings Russian elegance to Chicago with her Fall 2017 collection, as well as her advice on making one's way in the Chicago fashion scene. more

Sep 26, 2017 2:00 PM Style Makers

Tania Castroverde Moskalenko the CEO of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, explains how the theatre blends together history, art, and culture. more

Sep 25, 2017 9:00 AM Influencers

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The Chicago Fashion Incubator, an established 501(c), supports the Chicago fashion industry through programs and workshops. Tonya Gross, CFI Executive Director, and CFI designers Kate Kiernan, Lauren Markt and Adilah Muhammad share their style. more

Sep 22, 2017 9:00 AM Style Makers

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