June 2016 Magazine

Mei-Ann Chen is the conductor of the Chicago Sinfonietta, known as the “Mightiest Boutique Orchestra in America.” Chen is living her dream with a career in music. more


Meet Amanda Signorelli, the CEO of Techweek with a passion for start-up companies who wants to make sure more women enter the tech field. more


Check out these incredible Chicago Women making waves and taking names! more

Style + Trends

As the vice president at Pritzker Group Venture Capital and highly successful entrepreneur, Sonia Nagar has words of advice to share with those looking to secure their footing with their own startups. more


We’re thrilled to welcome Chicago’s hot summer temperatures. So don’t let the heat and humidity cause you to have a meltdown. We’ve got the perfect summer treats to keep you cool all season! more

Taste Makers

Seek out the shore this summer in the season’s best shifts, maxis and flowing skirts. Shot on location at a private residence in Glencoe, this is truly Chicago style for summer. more

, Fashion + Style

Margot Pritzker and WomenOnCall are connecting professional women with volunteer opportunities through online resources and events—it is premier source for nonprofits and high-caliber professional volunteers to connect. more


Being a professional athlete means a lot of hours on the road, especially for Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky. She shares with us what the WNBA MVP needs to stay on her game! more

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Katie Schuppler, stylist and fashion blogger, shows us that we do not have to sacrifice style for comfort with these 5 shoes. more

Fashion + Style

When most of us think of Navy Pier, we think of summer days, the Shakespeare Theater and that gorgeous newly unveiled Ferris wheel. Now it's time to learn about its interesting past, so kick back and relax as we give you a lesson on Navy Pier 101. more

Style + Trends


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Chicago is the world capital for women tech founders with 30% of all tech start-ups being led by women. The result? This list of leading female founders (and the women who help fund them) are bringing fresh ideas. more


Women in tech to watch: Marie Tillman, Talia Mashiach and Michelle Smyth. more


Girls' Weekend, Romantic Getaway or Foodie explorations—whatever the reason, sometimes getting out of the city is more hassle than its worth. Here are our top picks for city staycations. more


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. more


Marc Seivers, entertaining and food expert, loves all things French. Here he shares his favorite Parisian-influenced home decor items found at women-owned Chicago boutiques. more



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Chicago Woman celebrated the June 2016 issue at Joy District's rooftop with Marilynn Gardner, CEO of Navy Pier, hosted by Fifth Third Bank. It was a beautiful summer evening of networking and connecting with an amazing group of Chicago women. more

Social Scene

The backdrop of April as “Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Month” was the perfect setting for Fifth Third Bank’s 6th Annual Community Leaders Program, honoring outstanding leaders from across the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana regions. more

Social Scene

Kelly Hallgren, a Practice Lead with Talution Group, shares her insights on the state of the tech field for women, the value of diversity, and advice for women entering tech industry. more

Work + Money

Jennifer Holmgren heads up Lanzatech in Skokie—the world’s leading waste-gas-to-biofuels company. She is a local woman who is helping ensure our world and environment is a better place for us all tomorrow. more


Women can use their financial influence by investing in companies that have greater gender diversity within their businesses. Here's why you should consider investing in companies that are more focused on gender equality than their peers. more