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June 2016 Magazine

Mei-Ann Chen is the conductor of the Chicago Sinfonietta, known as the “Mightiest Boutique Orchestra in America.” Chen is living her dream with a career in music. Read more

Advice

Meet Amanda Signorelli, the CEO of Techweek with a passion for start-up companies who wants to make sure more women enter the tech field. Read more

Network

As the vice president at Pritzker Group Venture Capital and highly successful entrepreneur, Sonia Nagar has words of advice to share with those looking to secure their footing with their own startups. Read more

Advice

We’re thrilled to welcome Chicago’s hot summer temperatures. So don’t let the heat and humidity cause you to have a meltdown. We’ve got the perfect summer treats to keep you cool all season! Read more

Food + Recipes

Seek out the shore this summer in the season’s best shifts, maxis and flowing skirts. Shot on location at a private residence in Glencoe, this is truly Chicago style for summer. Read more

, Style

Margot Pritzker and WomenOnCall are connecting professional women with volunteer opportunities through online resources and events—it is premier source for nonprofits and high-caliber professional volunteers to connect. Read more

Network

Being a professional athlete means a lot of hours on the road, especially for Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky. She shares with us what the WNBA MVP needs to stay on her game! Read more

Style

Katie Schuppler, stylist and fashion blogger, shows us that we do not have to sacrifice style for comfort with these 5 shoes. Read more

Style

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

Travel

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Chicago is the world capital for women tech founders with 30% of all tech start-ups being led by women. The result? This list of leading female founders (and the women who help fund them) are bringing fresh ideas. Read more

Network

Women in tech to watch: Marie Tillman, Talia Mashiach and Michelle Smyth. Read more

Network

Girls' Weekend, Romantic Getaway or Foodie explorations—whatever the reason, sometimes getting out of the city is more hassle than its worth. Here are our top picks for city staycations. Read more

Travel

Nicole Yeary has grown Ms. Tech into an 1871-based membership organization that provides education and networking events that help women who have launched technology-based ventures find the resources they need to scale their businesses. Read more

How She Did It

Marc Seivers, entertaining and food expert, loves all things French. Here he shares his favorite Parisian-influenced home decor items found at women-owned Chicago boutiques. Read more

Home

Kelly Hallgren, a Practice Lead with Talution Group, shares her insights on the state of the tech field for women, the value of diversity, and advice for women entering tech industry. Read more

Advice

Jennifer Holmgren heads up Lanzatech in Skokie—the world’s leading waste-gas-to-biofuels company. She is a local woman who is helping ensure our world and environment is a better place for us all tomorrow. Read more

How She Did It

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

ThinkCERCA is a software platform and tool enabling educators to create customized lesson plans across disciplines and track students' progress. Headed up by Eileen Murphy, her career as a school administrator has segued into the tech sphere. Read more

How She Did It

Katie Burgoon, Executive Vice President of Global Head of Human Resources at Trading Technologies, weighs in on women entering the tech industry, recruitment and the future of women in tech. Read more

Advice

Lily Gulik is the founder of three Girls Who Code clubs in Chicago while continuing her career in technology sales. Read more

How She Did It