Katy Lynch wants a billion kids to learn how to code. And she stepped down from her job as CEO of Techweek, to pursue her passion and launch her second start-up this year in Chicago. Using today’s technology and building a new, simpler code syntax called KidScript, Lynch is transforming a seemingly solo and challenging endeavor – learning how to code – into a collaborative, … Continue reading How a Chicago Tech Power Couple is Teaching a Billion Kids to Code
What’s it really like to be an entrepreneur? Now add, what’s it like to be a Chicago female entrepreneur? In June 2016, Chicago was named the world capital for female-founded startups, with 30 percent of startups started by women. After attending motivational talks, female creatives or business groups, and interviewing Chicago female entrepreneurs over the past four years, I’ve pulled together some of the best … Continue reading What’s It’s Really Like to be a Chicago Female Entrepreneur
From my first encounter with Katie Schuppler, I could tell she was a go-getter, businesswoman. It’s the quality I see in many Chicago female entrepreneurs. And that quality is not just connecting with people, but what I like to call “power networking.” In a few minutes, she understands your business and brand and finds a way for us to work together. No small talk, just … Continue reading Insight from a Chicago Wardrobe Stylist
In school, we’re told to make friends, but at work, the question becomes can I be your friend? A new survey finds 74% of employees consider coworkers friend and one in five believe their colleagues have an inappropriate relationship. Fierce, Inc. surveyed over a thousand individuals to get to the heart of the impact friendship and romance has in the workplace. Below is their findings … Continue reading Should You Get Drinks With Your Coworkers?
Working on your resume is like writing everything down that you ate today. It’s cumbersome, it’s annoying and it feels like a lot of work (then it really is). You know you develop skills and are growing in your career every day, but I see you staring at a screen with the words “Skills: Microsoft Word Proficient” wondering if the wine you are sipping is … Continue reading Four Easy Tips to a Visual Resume
I love writing things down. I write down quotes. I write down favorite spots. But, most importantly, I write down my goals and my dreams. And so when I say this, I mean it – I hate when people tell me the reason why I am not reaching my goals is because I don’t write them down. I recently moved and therefore purged a lot … Continue reading The One Reason Why You Can’t Reach Your Goals
I love that we love potential. But in January, I purged everything – old contacts, clothes, dishes, my apartment, my old office. I threw away that dress that never covered my cleavage. I threw away the dress – the dress that I was wearing when an old lady on the train walked up to me and said she could see my underwear. I threw away … Continue reading Minimalism: How to Let Go
When I met Sophia Leaguedi, General Manager of Ameroc Export Inc., she said she would do anything for women. Leaguedi, a Moroccan woman, accepted the Exporter of the Year 2016 Award for Illinois at the International Business Forum in Chicago this November. During the International Business Forum, over three days, The U.S. Commercial Service brought together international delegates and business leaders from Illinois and 23 other … Continue reading Woman Wins Exporter of The Year 2016 Award for Illinois