Get to know these leaders, movers, shakers and risk-takers. Here are 20 women in Chicago raising the bar in their fields... more

Mar 15, 2018 3:47 PM Profiles

Taking the reigns at her family furniture business, Meganne Wecker then started her own business too, built around the concept of women supporting other women. Discover her story... more

Mar 2, 2018 8:00 AM Profiles

Reena Esmail, a composer who is involved with the Chicago Sinfonietta this season, talked to Chicago Woman about the women who inspire her, how she creates balance, and more more

Feb 16, 2018 9:00 AM Profiles

What does it take to become a successful filmmaker? Angie Gaffney, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Stage 18, shares her experience... more

Feb 13, 2018 8:00 AM Profiles

How did Bela Gandhi, President of Smart Dating Academy put fear of failure behind her to create a successful business? She shares her story... more

Feb 9, 2018 8:00 AM Profiles

From Vidal Sassoon to starting her own salon and becoming a Chicago institution, Maxine Kroll, owner of Maxine Salon, talks success, failure and everything in between... more

Feb 7, 2018 8:00 AM Profiles

Emily Mackie, Founder and Principal of Inspired Interiors & THE VAULT shares how she manages being a busy mom of three and running an interior design business... more

Feb 6, 2018 9:00 AM Profiles

Bambi Montgomery, CEO of HIVE Luxury Fragrances, shares how she started her own beauty businesses, as well as the women who inspire her... more

Feb 3, 2018 8:00 AM Profiles

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In Chicago's start-up business world, women play an integral role in helping other women get ahead. Here's one woman's story of how collaborating with other women made a difference... more

Feb 1, 2018 9:00 AM Profiles

Jodi Wei's life-changing travel experience gave rise to her successful business - Travel Her Way. She shares her adventure... more

Jan 31, 2018 8:00 AM Profiles

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What are the three must-haves interior designer Maura Braun incorporates into her designs? She shares her style, the women who inspire her and more... more

Jan 29, 2018 10:00 AM Profiles


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Executive Director of Northwestern Medicine Osher Center of Integrative Medicine, Melinda Ring shares her story into integrative medicine and its healing potentials... more

Jan 23, 2018 8:00 AM Profiles

By day she's a social worker and by night she's a writer, body positive advocate, and wardrobe stylist at Windy City Wardrobe, not to mention on the Chicago Woman Ambassador Board too - Dasha Guyton takes time from her busy schedule to share all... more

Jan 22, 2018 8:00 AM Profiles

If you follow the social columnist and philanthropist, Candace Jordan at all, then you're likely familiar with her adorable sidekick, Rooney. more

Jan 20, 2018 8:30 AM Profiles

From Chicago Food Girl to Mushroom Stew, Chicago has some of the best food bloggers out there! Discover their take on the city's food scene and their favorite spots... more

Jan 17, 2018 8:00 AM Foodies

Discover how Spirit Guide Nandini Khaund from Cindy's shaped both her career and Chicago's thriving bar scene... more

Jan 16, 2018 12:26 PM Profiles

Kelly Fair, founder of Polished Pebbles, has helped approximately 2,000 girls reach their true potential. more

Jan 14, 2018 8:00 AM Profiles

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


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A glittering career in PR, lecturing at Columbia and the founder of plus size bridal boutique - Haute & Co., and now the star of a new TV show, Shannelle Armstrong Fowler shows us how to have it all... more

Jan 9, 2018 8:00 AM Profiles

From launching her beautiful food blog to publishing her own recipe book, Love & Lemons founder Jeanine Donofrio shares her recipe for success... more

Jan 7, 2018 9:00 PM Influencers

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