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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

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This week we feature MAD Social's new spring cocktail, Pretty In Pink. Read more

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This week's cocktail in the spotlight is "The Hitchhiker" at Presidio. This luxurious drink is sure to keep you warm from the cold and snowy month we're having. Read more

Food + Recipes

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Sandra Holl, executive chef and co-owner of Floriole, stays busy throughout the week running her cafe/bakery. Check out what this busy Chicago woman does to unwind over the weekend. Read more

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Chicago venues have an amazing array of Oscar-themed cocktails to offer, which is why we couldn't pick just one! Here are two of our favorite celeb-worthy drinks. Read more

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Today is Mentoring Day, and to honor our incredible Board members who have inspired and mentored us at Chicago Woman, a few of the women share with us the importance of having mentor. Read more


For this edition of Drink of the Week, we bring you a velvety red pisco sour featured during the week of love at Tanta. Read more

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Abby Hornacek is the co-host of The Rally and daughter of longtime NBA Star and New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek. As a woman in a male-dominated profession, shares how she overcomes the obstacles she faces and how sports empower young girls. Read more

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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

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Artist of the Week is an on-going series profiling an exceptional Chicago-based artist. This week, we bring to you painter Mary Porterfield. Read more

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It's the new year, and the most popular resolution people are trying to keep is to lose weight and be healthy. We hope that these three small food swaps will help make sticking to your resolutions a whole lot easier. Read more


Andrea Levoff, is a former stand-up comedian, who recently launched a web series called Dope Ass Mom Tips that has done extremely well. In the series, she features her own experiences as a mother to connect with her audiences. Read more

Family + Friends

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Real estate agent Nicole Duran has the kind of schedule most people wouldn't know how to deal with. Find out what she does to take some much-needed time to pamper herself and unwind. Read more

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Kim Wargo is the Head of School of a new high school coming to Chicago in Fall 2017- GEMS World Academy Chicago. Here, she shares with us what this unique school will bring to its students and to the city of Chicago. Read more


TEDxOakParkWomen Talks deliver inspiration to women and Chicagoans, expanding the city's understanding of women's issues. Read more



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As the days become colder and daylight quite shorter, we feel the need to leave the months of fresh garden salads behind in exchange for something hearty and comforting. Here are three comfort foods that won't expand your waistline. Read more


Potatoes. Whether they come in the form of french fries or mashed potatoes, we love them from when we are kids and even after. Here, we pay homage to America's favorite vegetable with 3 restaurants that elevate the mighty potato. Read more

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Author Toko Loshe relives her childhood during the apartheid years in her novel Shades of Africa and tells Chicago Woman more about it. Read more


The vagina and its many parts are still a mystery to many, even to us women. Guardian US data editor Mona Chalabi and video producer Mae Ryan have created Vagina Dispatches, a four-part video series to help educate women about their bodies. Read more


Looking for ways to celebrate National Coffee Day today? We've got deals that will keep you caffeinated all day. Read more

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Ever wondered about the dating customs found all around the world? This rather cute infographic will show you various dating practices, or lack there of, in and outside of the United States. Read more