You and your girls need a change of scenery, not too far from home. The answer? Two words. Galena, Illinois. Just a few short hours from downtown Chicago, charm, adventure, relaxation and great food await. more


The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's TechGYRLS program encourages Chicago-area girls to explore STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math—fostering problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and self-directed learning. more

Work + Money


Nancy Wright, CEO of The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

The modern Girl Scout has evolved beyond camping and cookies. Nancy Wright, CEO of The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana shares how today's Brownies and Junior Scouts are learning how to build robots and being mentored by top CEOs. more

Taste Makers

Forget the neighborhood lemonade stand: 11 year-old Mikaila Ulmer turned a homemade lemonade recipe into gold, landing a contract with Whole Foods. more

Style + Trends

A new book tells girls (and women) that adventures are out there to be had and that you shouldn't let fear get in the way of exploring and living with confidence. more

Style + Trends

This fashion show fundraiser will showcase the season's latest trends and give you an inside look into Chicago nonprofit organization My Favorite Outfit. more

Fundraisers + Galas

CEO and Founder of PinkThink, Makeda Ricketts, hails from University of Chicago and created an innovative wearable that girls can code. The award-winning cStyle bracelets are a relevant, engaging tool for young girls to encourage STEM exploration. more


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