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Why is it that men still dominate STEM and tech? Read more

Advice

Feyi Olopade Ayodele: CEO, Cancer IQ, Inc., talks about the story behind the launch of Cancer IQ and how it will impact people's lives. Read more

Health

Cayla Weisberg and Gerry Kahnseiler of InvestHER Ventures talk about how their company helps to provide female entrepreneurs with a non-threatening destination to seek business feedback and capital. Read more

Advice

Brave Initiatives helps to prime young women to be the tech stars of the future. Read more

Next Generation

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Dr. Lateefah Stanford talks about her experience in STEM as a research chemist supporting BP refining operations. Read more

Network

Entrepreneur Katy Lynch talks about the exciting story behind the launch of her new project, Codeverse. Read more

Career

Ying Liu

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Ying Liu, Ph.D talks about her work at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she's currently researching in the area of soft-matter nano-technologies and microfluidics. Read more

How She Did It

In today’s booming tech industry and ever changing business landscape, the term “innovation” is a hot topic that continues to drive progress. 16 years ago, Poonam Gupta-Krishnan put her business savvy to the test and took an entrepreneurial risk, ope Read more

How She Did It

Vicky Kalogera

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Vicky Kalogera, Director of CIERA, the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, talks to Chicago Woman about her involvement with a team that discovered evidence of gravitational waves. Read more

How She Did It

Nancy Harvey, Managing Director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Chicago, discusses how she got her start, the mission of the Center and tips for prospective entrepreneurs. Read more

How She Did It

Dr. Angela Kent

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Dr. Angela Kent, visiting Scientist at the Shedd Aquarium Microbiome Lab, talks about her passion for genetics and microbiology and what the study of microbiomes tell us about the health of the environment. Read more

How She Did It

It's a well-known fact that there aren't a whole lot of women in STEM fields. How can we change that? In this article, physicist and author Lesley L. Smith says it starts by encouraging girls to defy conventional standards at a young age. Read more

Education

The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's TechGYRLS program encourages Chicago-area girls to explore STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math—fostering problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and self-directed learning. Read more

Inspiration

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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

The marginalization of women in science over time has meant that their accomplishments were sometimes credited to men. Read more

Inspiration

CEO and Founder of PinkThink, Makeda Ricketts, hails from University of Chicago and created an innovative wearable that girls can code. The award-winning cStyle bracelets are a relevant, engaging tool for young girls to encourage STEM exploration. Read more

How She Did It

Terri Brax talks with one of Chicago’s most inspiring founders, Kaney O’Neill. She is a Navy veteran, the mother of six year-old Aidan, and the founder of ONeill Contractors­—a commercial roofing company who conquers it all from her wheelchair. Read more

How She Did It

Jackie Lomax is the founder and executive director of Girls 4 Science, Chicago’s only science initiative exclusively for 10 to 18 year-old girls interested in learning more about STEM industries (science, technology, economics, and math). Read more

How She Did It

INSPIRE, an all-girls school set to open in Chicago in 2016, has set the goal of helping young girls maintain their confidence and STEM skills. Read more

Next Generation

As founder and CEO of Hireology, Adam Robinson is a big proponent of hiring best practices—and that includes gender-balanced recruiting. Read more

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