professional women

Chicago Woman celebrates the release of the September/October 2017 Art & Culture issue featuring Naomi Beckwith, fashion designers on the rise and women's health issues. The evening was hosted by Blue Plate Catering at Larkin Hall more

Social Scene

Julie launched the Exceptional Women's Network (EWN), a non-profit, to provide more resources to women in pursuit of leadership. She provides workshops focusing on financial education and leads networking events on professional development. more



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There are unspoken rules in various aspects of our daily lives, and perhaps the most important are the codes that define professionalism in the workplace. So what are these rules? Our friends at Professional Women's Club of Chicago share them here. more


On August 25th the first Chicago Women's Success Summit will take place at The Gleacher Center. This is an opportunity to foster a culture for women to connect, create and collaborate. more


The summer heat is in full swing and we all know wearing the appropriate work attire during the week doesn’t always lend itself to the change in weather. Check out 4 brands that will help you fight the embarrassing sweat stains and cool you off too! more

Fashion + Style

Last Thursday, 350 professionals came together to support Rape Victim Advocates and raised $163,314 at their annual fundraiser, Soirée in the City, that will help fund the programs and services they provide sexual assault victims and their families. more

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The right team is everything. It makes you more productive and keeps employees more engaged. But negative behaviors can lead to a destructive working environment. Learn how to build the right team by avoiding these personalities. more


The checklist for what women want when looking for their dream job is changing to reflect the kind of life they want for themselves. more


Looking to make a new start after a career break? Check out this TED Talk by career re-entry expert Carol Fishman Cohen about how to make the transition back to work. more


Ready Pretty founder Jeannine Benoit Adams talks candidly about when she knew that diving head first into full-time entrepreneurship was the right move to make, risks and all. more

Life + Love

The Twenty-fifth Annual Tribute to Achievement honored three women for their personal achievements as civic and corporate leaders as well as their ongoing impact on young women in their communities. more

Social Scene

The successful wealth advisor and former president of the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago, Laurie Barry, tells us about her career, her inspirations, and why setting goals is so important. more


FW: Chicago celebrates the release of the April issue with great atmosphere, sweet sangrias, and an exciting announcement more

Social Scene

International Women’s Forum Chicago will have their 3rd Annual Spring Dinner this week with keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Holmgren. more


As Chief Executive of the Anixter Center, Dr. Garate leads a team that provides an array of services to the disabled, improving their quality of life in Chicago. more

Taste Makers

Shoes of Prey founder Jodie Fox was recently taken aback by a compliment from a potential investor that referenced her looks and revealed that women still face barriers in their professional life in the form of seemingly harmless comments. more

Work + Money

We asked four professional Chicago women to tell us their favorite old-school eatery that became popular long before culinary cocktails were even in vogue. more

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