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Soulful Sunday: Jennifer Smith Tapp, Editor, Chicago Woman

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Our incredible editorial director at Chicago Woman magazine Jennifer Smith Tapp tells us how she unwinds from a hectic work week. Read more

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Here, Bela Gandhi, Jennifer Smith Tapp and Gemma Allen share tips on how to find your match, keep the romance alive and how to turn a break-up into a gift. Read more

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The woman at the helm of one of the city’s most beloved institutions talks to Chicago Woman about what it really takes to be a successful scientist, why she loves her job, and why space exploration will continue to be important in our everyday lives. Read more

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When most of us think of Navy Pier, we think of summer days, the Shakespeare Theater and that gorgeous newly unveiled Ferris wheel. Now it's time to learn about its interesting past, so kick back and relax as we give you a lesson on Navy Pier 101. Read more

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Learn 4 Ways to overcome stereotypes about women's leadership potential while remaining true to yourself at work. Read more

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Musician-turned sommelier Christopher Harris of Entente talks about falling in love with wine and how the industry can broaden its horizons and bring more minorities into the fold. Read more

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Get to know these leaders, movers, shakers and risk-takers. Here are 20 women in Chicago raising the bar in their fields... Read more

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For our third Food Issue, Chicago Woman spoke with 10 of the city's influential women in the industry to learn more about what drives them... Read more

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Chicagoans know Alpana Singh as an accomplished sommelier, former TV host, and, most recently, as a restaurateur, with three eateries already in her portfolio. Read more

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Elevate your holiday gatherings with warm textures and soft lighting and make your home a winter haven that your family and guests wants to linger in... Read more

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A driving force in Chicago politics, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer on how to play the long game Read more

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After the 2016 election, discover five Chicago women making their voices heard in the political and community landscape... Read more

Policy

From Adler Planetarium to the Art Institute, discover the boards in Chicago powered solely by women... Read more

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Chicago fashion designer Rakan Shams Eldeen shares what inspires him and what pieces he thinks women should invest in for the fall. Read more

Style

Chicago designer Chelli Look tells Chicago Woman what inspired her new collection, the local designer she admires and all about her experience working in the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

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Lagi Nadeau shares her new collection inspired by Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saito's elegant woodblock prints, and describes what she thinks designers can do to help build and improve the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

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From Marwen student to Deputy Director, Akilah Halley is helping create opportunities for young artists today. Read more

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Anna Brown's inspiration often starts with three elements that define her collections. She shares the inspiration for her Fall/Winter '17 collection, as well as her favorite fall fashion investment. Read more

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For Shruti Kiriti, the most inspiring thing about her collection is the woman who wears it. A grad of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Shruti has a unique insight into the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

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Designer Anadil Johnson admires Midwestern craftsmanship and work ethic, which makes Chicago the perfect place to manufacture her collection. The future of fashion in Chicago is made to last. Read more

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Shernett Swaby is a Chicago designer to watch, with ideas about how make Chicago one of the great fashion capitals of the world. She shares her new, playful collection inspired by her childhood, as well as the Chicago designers she admires. Read more

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Kirsten Miccoli

Chicago fashion designer Elena Bobysheva brings Russian elegance to Chicago with her Fall 2017 collection, as well as her advice on making one's way in the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

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Tania Castroverde Moskalenko the CEO of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, explains how the theatre blends together history, art, and culture. Read more

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Kirsten Miccoli

The Chicago Fashion Incubator, an established 501(c), supports the Chicago fashion industry through programs and workshops. Tonya Gross, CFI Executive Director, and CFI designers Kate Kiernan, Lauren Markt and Adilah Muhammad share their style. Read more

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