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Whitney Reynolds interviews Chez Smith, Founder of Gyrls In The H.O.O.D. Foundation. Read more

Next Generation

Earlier this year, dynamic leaders of several local girl-empowering charities created a new initiative, Coalition of Chicago’s Girl Empowerment Charities. Read more

Next Generation

Melissa Graham founded Purple Asparagus with the mission to educate children about healthy eating and provide access to healthy food. And—you guessed it—that means getting your veggies and fresh produce. Read more

Family + Friends

As President and Founder of the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation, Tallungan is dedicated to helping children and families of children with cancer after losing her 10 year old son to the disease. Read more

How She Did It

The women's organization recently recognized seven area nonprofits in the city by awarding transformational grants to help them continue to make a difference in their communities. Read more

Give Back

Maintaining the infrastructure needed to feed the hungry is a constant challenge. It is organizations like Naperville-based Loaves & Fishes that contribute to the goal of creating a sustainable solution to hunger year-round. Read more

Give Back

Cathy Krieger is President/CEO, The Children’s Place Association who is leading the efforts to help Chicago families and children with medical needs. She is a Changemaker who has touched lives of countless Chicagoans and here is her story. Read more

Inspiration

World Chicago brings the world to Chicago and Chicago to the world through citizen diplomacy. Peggy Parfenoff heads up the organization making international connections changing Chicago's relationship with its citizens and the rest of the world. Read more

Inspiration

As Chief Executive of the Anixter Center, Dr. Garate leads a team that provides an array of services to the disabled, improving their quality of life in Chicago. Read more

How She Did It

Founder/Executive Director of The Simple Good, Priya Shah has created a program that reaches at-risk youth in Chicago, bringing the practice of mindfulness and positive thinking through the arts. Read more

How She Did It

As President of The Woods Fund Chicago, Grace Hou is tackling structural racism through multiple support channels—organizations, coalitions, community leaders. This Changemaker's goal is to create a better society for all— starting here in Chicago. Read more

How She Did It

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Nancy Wright, CEO of The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

The modern Girl Scout has evolved beyond camping and cookies. Nancy Wright, CEO of The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana shares how today's Brownies and Junior Scouts are learning how to build robots and being mentored by top CEOs. Read more

How She Did It

Most Americans think of sex trafficking as a problem that only affects foreign countries. The truth is a lot closer to home. Read our interview with Elizabeth Fisher, co-founder of Selah Freedom, a nonprofit that houses survivors. Read more

How She Did It

Wondering what to do in your down time this month? Here’s our unique ideas, from yoga to learning a new language. Read more

De-stress

Chicago-area fashion designers use a staple Fall accessory to create one-of-a-kind looks and raise money to help young refugee girls in Africa. Read more

Give Back

Through thoughtful and engaging programs, Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab is helping Chicago children learn about how to care for the environment and how to be socially responsible, all while receiving a supplemental STEM education. Read more

Next Generation

The "She Did It Her Way" Team talks to Kathleen Casey, founder of Bear Necessities, about what it takes to be a successful non-profit. Read more

How She Did It

Jessica Censotti: Artist and Clean-Water Warrior

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How a Chicago woman has turned a career as a ceramic artist into a non-profit that works to bring clean water to villages in Kenya. Read more

Inspiration