August 2016 Magazine

This year's Chicago Gourmet Festival has a lot to offer the foodies of the city; from 11 tasting pavilions and 12 chef's variations on tacos, to an art component added to the weekend. Here are five things you need to know about this year's festival. more

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Jaime Migdal is the CEO and founder of FetchFind, a resource for everything pets. more


Our skin changes as we get older. So does the way we need to approach our beauty routine. Pro makeup artist Andrea Samuels created four gorgeous looks for women from their 20s to 50s. more


You can reduce the risk of having your business fail with the first 5 years by incorporating proven risk management tactics into your business strategy. more

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A makeup pro like Andrea Samuels needs to have an arsenal of a few go-to things in her kit. Here are ten she always has on set. more


Coco Meers, CEO and founder of PrettyQuick, shares her insight and journey with Chicago Woman Magazine. more


When it comes to beauty, shopping local doesn’t always mean heading to Macy’s on State Street. Chicago is home to several unique beauty lines that offer everything from exfoliating scrubs to roll-on scents and toners founded by Chicago women. more


Teaching your kids how to be money savvy should start early on. Here, wealth advisor Laurie Barry shares her tips on how you can help your kids be responsible money savers and spenders by educating them early on. more

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CEO of the Executives' Club of Chicago and editorial board member of Chicago Woman Magazine Ana Dutra shares her ideas, thoughts and hopes for women and the magazine. more

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It is an interesting time for women. Election Day is just a few months away, and Hillary Clinton is making history as the presumptive nominee for a major political party. The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of the women of Texas after voting. more

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Q&A with Marta Kenar, Founder + Director MCP Rescue and Outreach more


A collection of the best salons, spas, and services in the city from PrettyQuick more


The desire to eat and drink healthily continues to gain momentum. This includes interest in natural, organic, and biodynamic wines. But how is one different from the other? more

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Changing divorce laws are part of a national trend toward re-examining our consciousness about divorce and its impact on a couple and their children. In Illinois, a law effective in January, made significant changes to improve the divorce process. more

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If you think that the state’s bipartisan compromise stopgap budget got Illinois out of the woods…think again. more

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In order to fill the need many women and their families in Chicago have for proper health and wellness resources, CEO of the YWCA Dorri McWhorter talks about the launch of their new Wellness Initiative that aims to address this need. more

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As the founder of the Law Offices of Reem Odeh, Odeh serves as an important voice for the Arab-American community. The attorney and mother of three works on behalf of immigrants who wish to make Chicago home. more



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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


This is not going to be a shocking statement: No one likes to fail. We’re all born to excel and be good at something—most of us would likely admit that we want to be on the winning side of life. But failing teaches us so much more than winning. more

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Any parent can tell you that navigating the vast education landscape of the city can be daunting, regardless of their grade level. We talk to experts at every stage of development to learn more about options that Chicago has to offer its children. more

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