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The liftUPlift Ally Awards celebrate, connect, and inspire collaboration between the greatest champions of Women Power in Chicago and beyond. Read more

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Despite a huge number of successful female artists, studies conducted by Artfinder concluded that the high-end art world still has a serious problem when it comes to gender equality. Read more

Office Culture

Men and women can feel barred when online mediums circulate stereotypes that promote gender-specific careers. A new search function encourages professionals to pursue fields of work based on passion rather than convention. Read more


Could gender equality equal less sex for couples? Nationally renowned sex therapist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Laura Berman believes it is possible. She explains that ’50/50’ relationships could lead to less sex. Read more


Bill Fitzsimmons, EVP of Regulatory Affairs, Clinical and Research Quality Assurance at Japan-based pharmaceutical company Astellas, discusses his reasons in fighting for gender equality. Read more


As LGBTQIA communities come together to heal and rebuild from that atrocity, we are reminded of how far we still have to go to achieve full safety and equity for all. Read more


Women can use their financial influence by investing in companies that have greater gender diversity within their businesses. Here's why you should consider investing in companies that are more focused on gender equality than their peers. Read more

At Forbes' Fourth Annual Women's Summit in New York last week, Joyus CEO Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, told an audience of 300 that she believes that true gender equality in Silicon Valley will take a generation. Read more


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. Read more

Office Culture

Identifying opportunities for women and girls in Chicago is the singular mission of Chicago Foundation for Women President and CEO K. Sujata.The 100% Project initiative's mission is to increase women’s economic security and put an end to gender bias. Read more

How She Did It

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Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods is an extraordinary “work ethic in motion,” both in her professional life and in her activism. From rape victim advocacy to international health issues, she supports them in creative, inspiring ways. Read more


Around the globe, women are doing more than their share of work that they are not getting paid for with little time to do it all. Melinda Gates talks about "time poverty" and why it's time to even the scales. Read more