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Learn how Jeannine Benoit Adams, the founder of fashion company Ready Pretty, took inspiration from failure to start a successful business... Read more

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Lori and Elisa Lefcourt had a calling to make a vegan creamer that was healthy and had a had larger mission. And Unicreamer was born. Here they tell us all about their journey, lessons learned, and passion. Read more

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Erica Hornthal provides psychotherapy using a combination of movement and talk therapy to integrate mind, body, and spirit at CHicago Dance Therapy. With a commitment to self care, healing and community, she has wisdom to share with us. Read more

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Thinking of repainting your pad? Check out these pro tips from Susan Brunstrum, founder of Sweet Peas Design. Read more

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After working in the digital space for a decade, India Lott started Gray Sole Media, a web design and SEO company. In addition to that, she speaks at seminars and workshops on topics of Tech and Digital Media. Read more

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When Rebecca Fyffe purchased Landmark Pest Management in 2012, she recognized an opportunity to take the business to a new level. Read more

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The construction industry has recently become an important part of the national conversation. For Rosemary Swierk, it’s been her line of work and passion for most of her career. Read more

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As the business of insurance of all kinds continues to be a local and national talking point, Fatima Sifuentes, owner of Seguromex Insurance, is making strides in the field of auto insurance. Read more

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Product innovator, Raquel Graham Crayton, has a unique experience to share as a successful woman-run, minority-run online retailer that has had a few quick big breaks in less than 2 years of business. Read more

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As Chicago Woman's journey to establish itself as “the voice” for Chicago women, we have gotten to know some amazing individuals that share in our mission to empower, inform, support and inspire women. We are proud to have them as part of our team. Read more

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Terri Brax talks with Elena Rubin-Valentine, co-founder of SkillScout, and Sandee Kastrul, the founder of i.c.stars, who are both breaking down barriers to job opportunities for Chicagoans through technology. Read more

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Ellen Prinzi, former MLB executive turned entrepreneur, is the woman behind Olio City. This app, launched in April of 2016, combines artificial intelligence and curated content to discover the city's many wonders. Read more

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For business owners, cash flow is a major concern. Emilia DiMenco, from the Women's Business Development Center, shares these tips to deal with cash flow issues before it is too late Read more

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Kinley Preston has made a splash in Chicago's civic and business circles. Now the owner of a thriving enterprise, Kinley is the co-chair of Howard Brown Health's Big Orange Ball this upcoming October. Read more

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Nicole Yeary has grown Ms. Tech into an 1871-based membership organization that provides education and networking events that help women who have launched technology-based ventures find the resources they need to scale their businesses. Read more

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Ericka N. Perry founded The Stork Bag to meet the needs of pregnant women through a subscription service for expectant mothers. Read more

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Sally Schwartz is the founder of Randolph Street Market and event company, Image Pilots. She's a woman to know and watch—here she shares event and art collecting advice. Read more

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Regardless of whether or not you are a parent or entrepreneur—you will find inspiration and practical use from these insights from Catherine Merritt, founder of MUMZY, a Chicago-based crowd funding platform for mom-preneurs! Read more

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  • How to Create Growth Opportunities in Any Job

    How to Create Growth Opportunities in Any Job

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