Meet the Business Woman Behind Chicago-Based BellaRosa

Meet the business woman, Jasmene Bowdry,  behind the chic, fashion store, BellaRosa.   This Chicago-based shop was created with one goal in mind – to provide that extra boost of confidence, like knowing how to dress for your body type, every woman needs to step out into the world, no matter her personal style. Bowdry got her start in New York City where she was a … Continue reading Meet the Business Woman Behind Chicago-Based BellaRosa

Travelzoo Becomes the Only U.S. Listed Company with an 80% Female Board

Global travel deals publisher Travelzoo announced it’s the only U.S. listed company to have 80% of its board of director seats held by women—the highest female-to-male ratio of any NASDAQ or NYSE-listed company. The landmark event will be commemorated today with a Travelzoo sponsored discussion featuring an all-female panel moderated by Tina Brown, C.B.E, Founder and CEO of Women in the World Media and creator … Continue reading Travelzoo Becomes the Only U.S. Listed Company with an 80% Female Board

The Ultimate Female Entrepreneur’s Guide To Techweek Chicago 2017

The one thing that startups can relate to is constant change. And that seems to be the case with one of the iconic and debatable tech conferences nationally, and especially in Chicago – Techweek. The change I am alluding to is both in terms of mission as much as it is in structure. Female entrepreneurs and women in tech usually ask if Techweek Chicago is … Continue reading The Ultimate Female Entrepreneur’s Guide To Techweek Chicago 2017

10 Life Hacks I Learned as a New Entrepreneur

I have been on my entrepreneurial journey for more than a year. As I was looking back on my adventures of the past eighteen months and sifting through all the noise to get to the learning, I realized that this journey has taught me a lot of things – little and big life hacks that has fundamentally transformed the way I look at business and life. Some of these are easier said than done, and I need to remind myself everyday to do it, but some have become an integral part of standard operating procedure for me. I want to share these – with women, men, entrepreneurs and wanna-be-entrepreneurs – hopefully some of these will resonate. Continue reading 10 Life Hacks I Learned as a New Entrepreneur

Ann Shoket, Former Editor of ‘Seventeen’ Magazine, Provides a New Millennial Guide in ‘The Big Life’

On a rainy Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the trailblazing Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade, Ann Shoket got real about how she helped young women navigate the tricky terrain of adolescence and become smart, confident, self-assured young women. After her career at Seventeen, she’s continuing the conversation with her latest book, The Big Life. Shoket had an event at WeWork River … Continue reading Ann Shoket, Former Editor of ‘Seventeen’ Magazine, Provides a New Millennial Guide in ‘The Big Life’

Windy City Cosmo Wins Award for Female Entrepreneurship Coverage

I’m very excited to announce that after two years of interviewing Chicago female entrepreneurs, Windy City Cosmo joined the stage with Chicago publications and Chicago entrepreneurs that were recognized by liftUplift for being champions of women’s power. LiftUplift launched in September 2015, and everyday acts as a catalyst that empowers female makers and entrepreneurs. Corielle Heath Laaspere, Founder of liftUplift, orchestrated this special evening on … Continue reading Windy City Cosmo Wins Award for Female Entrepreneurship Coverage

Product Development Powered By Social: Chicago Social Media Professionals Panel

We get it – you know what social media is. But do you know how to test products and build interest in a company using social media? That’s part of what product managers do. You can produce content all day long – but if no one is looking at it or interacting with it – then you’re kind of just talking (to yourself). We know … Continue reading Product Development Powered By Social: Chicago Social Media Professionals Panel

Why do Women Buy Magazines? An Interview with Former French Vogue Editor

When you wear something, do you have the power to influence someone else to wear it or incorporate it into their style? That’s what the Editor in Chief of Vogue does. “Choosing what went in the magazine, it was to reflect…the way things were in fashion, in culture, and in what the French called ‘the art of living.’ We were very into the art of … Continue reading Why do Women Buy Magazines? An Interview with Former French Vogue Editor