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This month, we're catching up with the unstoppable mompreneur, Desiree Vargas Wrigley, to hear her exciting journey and the lessons she's learned along the way. Read more

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K. Sujata, CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women, shares her thoughts on increasing the number of women in the tech field. Read more

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Generating awareness starts at home, extends to the classroom, and carries over to pre-professional settings. Here are some important steps parents, teachers and industry leaders can take to encourage girls to pursue tech careers. Read more

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Many women slip unknowingly into addiction, often with devastating consequences to their health and lifestyle. While anyone can become addicted, each person’s experience is different. Here is why gender matters when it comes to recovery. Read more

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Dr. Devorah Heitner created Raising Digital Natives, a resource to help parents raise mindful children who are able to thrive as we further propel into a world where technology is everywhere. Read more

How She Did It

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

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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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Brenda Weitzberg, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Aspiritech, talks about her motivation behind the company she and her husband founded, as well as Aspiritech's mission and vision. Read more

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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

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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

Founding Moms is a platform for like-minded women to connect entrepreneurial mothers. Starting with founder Jill Salzman's own desire to learn from others like her, Founding Moms has grown to become a national community with over 10,000 members. Read more

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Built In is a rapidly growing online community that offers the number one job board for tech talent, creates and curates exclusive content on local startups, hosts monthly events and publishes data on the local tech sector. Read more

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Dima Elissa, CEO of VisMed 3D, is bringing 3D modeling to healthcare and academic institutions for surgical treatments and training. With a business background and interest in medicine, Elissa is improving the lives and outcomes of patients using 3D Read more

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