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No matter where you are, take a little time for yourself to check out these must-have reads for ambitious women—like you! Read more

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Discover all about local Chicago author Kathleen Rooney and her bestselling novel; Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk... Read more


Start off your year being inspired by these 10 powerful books for working women. Read more


The book details the history of 10 grassroots feminist organizations and presents the struggles and triumphs of the women who built them. Read more

Think About It

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The Design*Sponge founder talks about her new book and lessons she learned from other female entrepreneurs. Read more

How She Did It

Margot Bisnow has interviewed 60 mothers and their entrepreneurial sons and daughters, compiling her findings in her new book: Raising an Entrepreneur: 10 Rules for Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers, and Change Makers. Read more

Family + Friends

Kristi Hoffman, author of "Total Package Girl", offers a written guide that inspires confidence within women and promotes positive self-image. Read more


Looking for a triumphant book to read this summer? Check out "Escape From Nigeria: A Memoir of Love, Faith and War" by Maudlyne Ihejirika and her mother, Angelina Ihejirika. Read more

Family + Friends

Author Cole Lavalais explains the inspiration behind Summer of the Cicadas, her most recent novel, and the thematic roles that mental illness, feminism and family relationships play within the story. Read more

How She Did It

With the largest book expo in North America relocating from New York City to Chicago this year, here are a few quick tips to keep in mind before hitting McCormick Place's showroom floor. Read more


Bedtime stories about damsels in distress are yesterday's news. Learn about how you can support a project that will bring the stories of real life women who changed the world to the bookshelves of children everywhere. Read more

Family + Friends

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Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods and inspiring activist, shares her Inspiration List with us, complete with her recommended reads, must-see films and organizations we should know about. Read more


Every month we pull together notable things you should know about. This month we feature Heshima Kenya, Biba Lips, Shonda Rhimes' latest book, local doctors' take on vitamins and local blogger, Kessara Dhana. Read more

Give Back

Grabbing time alone during the madness of the holidays is not easy. But if you are so lucky as to steal a few moments to yourself, here are four books about Chicago that we think you might want to explore. They are definitely on our list. Read more

Here’s your monthly list of important things to take note of, featuring the Trello app, Proxfinity, Working Girl Inc., and more. Read more

How She Did It

Every month we round up the tastiest products, restaurants and more. Here we share delicious Owl's Brew Tea Mixers, the new wine bar The Lunatic, The Lover & The Poet, Baker Miller's new project, JeanMarie Brownson’s latest book and more. Read more

Food + Recipes

A new book explains the professional lives of working mothers to young children, while reminding them that mommy still loves them even when she is busy at the office. Read more

Family + Friends

Two-time cancer survivor-turned-author Karen Rice turns her life around by discovering her passion for writing. Read more


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