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Rebecca Taras-­Lee

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

Sometimes the best way to advance in your career is to explore the opportunities that are right within reach. Ahead, eight sure-fire tips for getting ahead in any job. Read more

Advice

There’s nothing worse than leaving the house 15 minutes late—with piles of clothes on the floor—only to feel inappropriately dressed for the weather. Try these key transitional pieces to create great outfits suited to the season. Read more

De-stress

Thinking of starting your own business? Oak St. Social shares some very valuable lessons and tips—learned from experience—for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Do you have what it takes? Read more

Advice

Much of your personal brand is within your control. It is much more than your job title or job description. It is exhibiting how you are relevant and unique. What value do you “promise,” so to speak, to deliver to the organization? Read more

Advice

If there’s a burning desire within you to choose a different career path, you should take steps toward making that happen. Ahead, three quick tips that can help you along the way. Read more

Advice

Many women "of a certain age" fear that memory lapses could be the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding why we begin to lose our memory skills is the first step toward learning to compensate for our aging brains. Read more

Health

Think you know everything you need to know about using social media? Test your knowledge with these tips from the gurus behind Oak Street Social. Read more

Advice

Stylist Mel Muoio gives us the scoop on 10 must-have staples every working woman needs in her wardrobe. Read more

Style

What does your web presence say about you? It may seem obvious, but having everything from the correct information to the correct spelling is critical. Read more

Advice

Johanna Grange of Oak St. Social shares tips that can take your social channels from ordinary to extraordinary in just a short amount of time! You'll want to bookmark this comprehensive guide. Read more

Advice

Do you ever look at magazine features on celebrities "without makeup" and think to yourself, "Why don’t I look like this?" If the answer is "yes," help is on the way. Read more

Beauty

An increasing number of women are choosing to give birth at an older age, and science has developed an alternative for women who are waiting to have kids: egg freezing. Read more

Quick tips

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

As Vice President for Community Health Engagement, University of Chicago Medical Center, Cristal Thomas is making an impact through important public health initiatives and reforms to serve the needs of the community. Read more

How She Did It

A longstanding volunteer dedicated to giving back, Kleber now helps drive the impact that Chicago-based Gesture makes by being a tool for charity partners nationwide and causes ranging from homelessness to the arts to health and medical research. Read more

How She Did It

As the founder of Slam Dunk for Diabetes, Monica Joyce is making a difference in the lives of children living with diabetes. The program serves low-income children by giving them an opportunity to attend basketball camp. Read more

Inspiration

As director of Woman Made Gallery and independent curator, Stoudmire is committed to creating exhibition opportunities and showcasing works of female artists, artists of color and low-income artists with contemporary arts exposure. Read more

How She Did It

"Style isn’t confined to the runway. The most well received colors, shapes, and ideas often find their way into interior design.” So, get ready to fashionably shed layers while shedding light into your pad this season. Read more

Home

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