Women Business Owners



K. Sujata, CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women, shares her thoughts on increasing the number of women in the tech field. more

Work + Money

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. more

Social Scene

Women-Owned businesses thrive from attaining certification through the Women's Business Development Center. Emilia DiMenco shares three easy tips to guide you through the process. more


We asked the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) to give us their list of the 10 best resources for women looking to strike out on their own as a business owner. more

Legal + Resources

Thinking of starting your own business? Oak St. Social shares some very valuable lessons and tips—learned from experience—for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Do you have what it takes? more


Those of us running our own companies stand together tall and strong every day. I was very lucky to have a wonderful mentor who helped me with my business success. It's my hope that I can make a difference by passing along some of her wisdom as well. more


Shake up your idea of a girl's getaway and make your way over to Galena, IL. Take a spa day or do some shopping- a little of everything awaits in Galena. more


Last Saturday, Chicago Market – a community co-op based on the city’s Northside – held the first of two May pop-up markets at The Bell Shore in Edgewater. We caught up with a few vendors there to get their best business tips. more

Work + Money

A new year means new challenges for most business owners. Even if you finished 2015 strong, market conditions and other factors could quickly sidetrack your plans for growth. Fortunately, many of the challenges can be turned into opportunities. more

Work + Money

Since founding Henson Consulting, her award-winning PR firm, in 2001, Kathleen Henson has expertly raised the profiles of local and national brands. The mother of five talks about why she started her own company and what is in store for 2016. more

Taste Makers

“Project Entrepreneur” will give women the chance to participate in an educational and competitive program to help grow their businesses. more

Legal + Resources

Introducing a way to celebrate Black Wednesday, the kick-off of the Thanksgiving holiday, that has nothing to do with a crowded bar. more

Style + Trends 1 Comments

NBCUniversal Foundation’s 21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge awards money to Women’s Business Development Center. more

Legal + Resources

An inheritance, a great stock, or property investments are surefire ways people have acquired wealth, but there’s another proven approach to wealth-building: entrepreneurship. more


We spoke Luxe chocolatier Katrina Markoff about Wild Ophelia, chocolates that supports women-led businesses, and women that inspire her. more

Food + Culture

Tough day at the office? A mental reset is just a click away with these 5 TED Talks from influential women on leadership, diversity, creativity, and more. more


Love wine but want to dig a little deeper than basic red or white? Lisa Fosler Kelly of Bread & Wine restaurant gives you nine tips to refine your palette. more

Entertaining + Recipes

Did you hear the news? FW:Chicago just released its first preview mini-magazine! more

Style + Trends

From fashion editor to the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Giselle Wasfie, owner of REMIX Accupuncture + Integrated Health, gives us the scoop on her career journey and how those little needles could do us a world of good. more


Some of the city’s most buzz-worthy restaurants are run by women. Ahead, four of our favorite female-fronted eateries. more

Restaurants + Bars