Chicago Woman Magazine

Giving Tree Associates discusses the role of women in the nonprofit sector and what they can do to create a path to exceptional C-suite opportunities for all who are interested. Read more


Founder of the Ryan Banks Academy Val Groth explains just how powerful the campaign is and what it means to her. Read more

Think About It

Whether you have a small business to build or topic that you are passionate about and what a platform for it, podcasting is a platform to explore. The problem is "Where to start". Well, we have some thoughts on that. Read more


Grace Hou, President of Woods Fund and other Chicago Women in Philanthropy, are catalysts for change in Chicago. Here they share how to be agents of change and impact. Read more

Give Back

Rae Duncan is an interior designer with the mantra "Improve The Way You Work. Play. Live." Here the designer shares her business advice, who inspires her, and how she follows her ambitions. Read more

How She Did It

The season of celebrations is upon us—graduations, weddings, summer outings. Now which bubbly fits the occasion. We've broken it down for you. Read more

Food + Recipes

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

How She Did It

New Year goals are often health-related. Whether its getting in shape or simply eating better, a wellness vacation may be just the way to commit to them. Read more


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


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. Read more


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. Read more


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

How She Did It


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Karen Ami, Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Mosaic School, shares her perspective on what it's like to balance work, family and art. Read more

How She Did It

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Handbags are truly a girl's best friend and we are loving this season's trends. From oversized clutches to fur details and the ever popular backpack trend we have you covered. Read more


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. Read more


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Length in lashes is always the perfect final touch to any makeup application, but with so many options out there how do you choose? We have rounded up our favorite products to obtain that perfect gorgeous lash look! Read more


Fall colors

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Fall is among us, and it's that time of year to get outside and see the gorgeous hues of crimson and bronze. We've scouted out the best places to see Fall colors in The Windy City. Read more


Considering that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes, it is important that everyone is informed. The experts at Susan G. Komen share some facts that you should know. Read more


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. Read more


What needs to change in Chicago for it to secure its place as a fashion center? Designer Idrine Bishweka weighs in. Read more


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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Maticevski In Awe dress $3140 at Chalk • Flower swim cap $16 at


    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Maticevski Personify skirt $700 at Chalk • Monarc 1 bomber jacket $895 at Robin Richman • Bubble swim cap w/chin strap $7 at • Jean-Francois Mimilla chain bracelet $625 at Robin Richman


    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Uma Wang open back dress $1450 at Robin Richman • Acne Studios Adisa sandals $480 at Steven Alan • Chloe Faye mini bracelet bag $890 at Chalk • Chloe crepe tie shoulder dress $1795 at Chalk • Marni jeweled sandals $610 at Chalk