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Entrepreneurs

This month, we're catching up with the unstoppable mompreneur, Desiree Vargas Wrigley, to hear her exciting journey and the lessons she's learned along the way. Read more

Give Back

In anticipation of the City of Chicago's Small Business Center on the Road Expo taking place on Saturday, June 24, we spoke with keynote speaker Maya-Camille Broussard—owner of Justice of the Pies—about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Read more

Advice

In anticipation of the Chicago Woman Toast to Summer soirée taking place on May 18, we're highlighting the fantastic sponsors who are coming together for a night of wine, style and travel! Read more

Style

Uma Vaiyapuri and Vineeta Santoshi launched Chutney Devis (Devi means Goddess in Sanskrit) in February of 2016. They specialize in regional South Indian cuisine and make all of their products in small batches. Read more

How She Did It

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

Advice

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? Read more

Advice

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

Shannon Tampa, owner of hot yoga and Pilates studio MELT, talks about what led her to leave her cubicle and open up a studio in Algonquin. Read more

How She Did It

Stephanie Abrams Cartin & Courtney Spritzer, founders of Socialfly, proved that working with your best friend can work! The founders of the award-winning NYC social media marketing agency talk about their experience of mixing business with friendship Read more

Advice

Jaime Migdal is the CEO and founder of FetchFind, a resource for everything pets. Read more

How She Did It

When it comes to beauty, shopping local doesn’t always mean heading to Macy’s on State Street. Chicago is home to several unique beauty lines that offer everything from exfoliating scrubs to roll-on scents and toners founded by Chicago women. Read more

Beauty

Founding Moms is a platform for like-minded women to connect entrepreneurial mothers. Starting with founder Jill Salzman's own desire to learn from others like her, Founding Moms has grown to become a national community with over 10,000 members. Read more

How She Did It

Meet Ashley Rossi, the Founder and CEO of OrgaNums, a locally-based baby food line that gives parents a healthier and tastier alternative for their tiny humans. Read more

How She Did It

Any mother can tell you: bringing home baby can be a stressful, exhausting moment in life. Tina Morton, Founder of Cloud Nine Baby Planning, launched a personalized service that helps new moms and dads navigate those early, bleary-eyed days. Read more

How She Did It

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. Read more

Advice

Take this festival staple and make it work everyday- with a dose of edge. Here, our fashion editors give you five chic and easy ways to wear an elevated version of the fanny pack. Read more

Style

Chicago is the number one spot in the world for women entrepreneurs. If you are an aspiring business owner, take a look at these local resources that cater to female entrepreneurs. Read more

Advice

Most of us groan at the thought of a "team-building" exercise. But Erin Diehl has re-invented the concept, bringing improv to the workplace and helping companies lighten the mood and improve their corporate cultures. Read more

How She Did It

Thinking of turning a passion into a profitable business? Chicagoan Susie Romans has successfully turned a lifestyle blog and experience as a social media manager into a career as an online marketing expert for small businesses. Learn how she did it. Read more

How She Did It

CEO and Founder of PinkThink, Makeda Ricketts, hails from University of Chicago and created an innovative wearable that girls can code. The award-winning cStyle bracelets are a relevant, engaging tool for young girls to encourage STEM exploration. Read more

How She Did It