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Erica Hornthal provides psychotherapy using a combination of movement and talk therapy to integrate mind, body, and spirit at CHicago Dance Therapy. With a commitment to self care, healing and community, she has wisdom to share with us. Read more

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After working in the digital space for a decade, India Lott started Gray Sole Media, a web design and SEO company. In addition to that, she speaks at seminars and workshops on topics of Tech and Digital Media. Read more

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In today’s booming tech industry and ever changing business landscape, the term “innovation” is a hot topic that continues to drive progress. 16 years ago, Poonam Gupta-Krishnan put her business savvy to the test and took an entrepreneurial risk, ope Read more

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When Rebecca Fyffe purchased Landmark Pest Management in 2012, she recognized an opportunity to take the business to a new level. Read more

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The construction industry has recently become an important part of the national conversation. For Rosemary Swierk, it’s been her line of work and passion for most of her career. Read more

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As the business of insurance of all kinds continues to be a local and national talking point, Fatima Sifuentes, owner of Seguromex Insurance, is making strides in the field of auto insurance. Read more

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Product innovator, Raquel Graham Crayton, has a unique experience to share as a successful woman-run, minority-run online retailer that has had a few quick big breaks in less than 2 years of business. Read more

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For business owners, cash flow is a major concern. Emilia DiMenco, from the Women's Business Development Center, shares these tips to deal with cash flow issues before it is too late Read more


Kinley Preston has made a splash in Chicago's civic and business circles. Now the owner of a thriving enterprise, Kinley is the co-chair of Howard Brown Health's Big Orange Ball this upcoming October. Read more

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On Michigan Avenue, you may have seen the Nakamol storefront. Here is the women behind the store and thriving jewelry business with a worldly flair and entrepreneurial spirit. Read more

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