Panelists Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty; Karen Sauder, Vice President of Sales and Site Leader of Google; Jennifer Scanlon, CEO of USG

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Change Makers

Need to up your networking game? Check out these five downtown private clubs perfect for networking! Read more


A Leg Up Foundation was built to help single moms in their time of need. Meet Jennifer Wisniewski, a local game-changer. Read more

Style + Trends


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Lisa B. Frank—CEO of LBF Recruitment Strategies, a woman-owned executive search and career coaching firm—shares her tips for overcoming anxiety when networking, so you can leave any event or social situation feeling confident. Read more



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BWISE supports career advancement for black women in STEM through networking, mentorship and career development. Read more

Legal + Resources

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

Style + Trends

On November 15th, the Women's Business Development Center celebrated their 30th anniversary by honoring women business leaders and corporate, government and community partners who help shape the local and national entrepreneurial ecosystem. Read more

Social Scene

Venture For Women & Diversity, founded by Michael Donnelly, is a summit completely focused on supporting women and empowering minority-run businesses. Read more

Taste Makers

Sometimes the best way to advance in your career is to explore the opportunities that are right within reach. Ahead, eight sure-fire tips for getting ahead in any job. Read more


If there’s a burning desire within you to choose a different career path, you should take steps toward making that happen. Ahead, three quick tips that can help you along the way. Read more


Johanna Grange of Oak St. Social shares tips that can take your social channels from ordinary to extraordinary in just a short amount of time! You'll want to bookmark this comprehensive guide. Read more


Although summer may seem like the time when everything is simmering down, there are a few key steps you should take to make sure your networking skills aren't getting rusty, so you can always be on your A game. Read more


A diverse group of women came together to discuss and provide solutions for the underrepresentation of women in media at liftUPlift's "A Night for Women in Media," event. Read more

Social Scene

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


The playground isn't that much different than the office—the archetypes are the same. Just as children grow and develop, so can adults in their professional lives. Great leaders were not born great. Like everything else in life, it takes hard work. Read more

Work + Money

Networking allows professionals to establish beneficial relationships and make new connections in their field. Read more


The Women's Business Development Center just announced it has received funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to operate one of only fourteen Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) nationwide. Read more


FW: Chicago tapped three power players to discover their go-to spot for meeting and eating in Chicago. Read more

Restaurants + Bars

Thinking of going back to school to beef up your skill set or start a new career? We've got a comprehensive guide that answers every question and concern you may have before hitting the books. Read more

Work + Money

We tapped Gigi Bozzano, chief executive officer of CareerWalk—an amazing (local!) career coaching and advice resource for mid-to upper-level professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs—to offer her top LinkedIn strategies for a successful job search Read more

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