Chicago Female Entrepreneurs Are On The Rise: A Look Behind The Success Story

While men are more likely than woman to become entrepreneurs, Chicago, in particular, has made great gains for female entrepreneurs. Chicago was recently named the world capital for female-founded startups, with 30 percent of startups started by women. I wanted to spotlight some advice I learned from one of Chicago’s newest female entrepreneurs Lakesha Rose, who recently launched her own online lifestyle magazine, Rose Phillips … Continue reading Chicago Female Entrepreneurs Are On The Rise: A Look Behind The Success Story

Nick’s Socks: Chicago Fashion Entrepreneur

Fashion is in the details. And that’s how fashion stylist and now Chicago entrepreneur felt when he started his own line of men’s luxury socks, Nick’s Socks. Nick’s Socks started in Chicago in November 2015. But, the socks are made with Egyptian Cotton in Italy right behind the Spanish Steps in Rome. The CEO of Nick’s Socks,Nick Bruce chose Egyptian Cotton because “it is a … Continue reading Nick’s Socks: Chicago Fashion Entrepreneur

The Relationship App Every Successful City Girl Needs

It’s not every day that women admit that they need help. But cocktails with the girls usually turns to talking about men, and we all know the casual questions that lead to excessive Tequila shots later. Who are you seeing? What dating app are you on? I wish this was cliché, but in my first night out this weekend, it was true for both my … Continue reading The Relationship App Every Successful City Girl Needs

Bloggers Meet Startups: Hear From Windy City Cosmo at 1871

Are bloggers startups? Maybe. Sure. This week there are a lot of startup events and blogger events in Chicago. I’m going to start with some exciting news—I’m speaking at one of these events. I’m so honored that my first speaking event is at the most innovative hubs for women and men in Chicago, 1871. On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, bloggers and … Continue reading Bloggers Meet Startups: Hear From Windy City Cosmo at 1871

A review from The Bumbys at The Maven launch party January 2016.

Why Do You Want To Be Judged?

People were lined up at Soho House Chicago, a members-only club for professionals in creative fields, in the west loop, sixth floor. And, it wasn’t for another drink at the bar. Okay, guests had friend’s make drink runs to the bar as they held their spot in line—their spot in line to be judged. We were there on the last Thursday in January 2016 for … Continue reading Why Do You Want To Be Judged?

Who to Follow on Snapchat: Chicago Food and Lifestyle Bloggers

You liked their post on Instagram. You may have even added the Chicago restaurant they visited to your Chicago bucket list. Rather then fill your Instagram feed with their adventures, Chicago food bloggers and lifestyle bloggers have a story for you, a Snapchat story. I’ve reached out to some of my favorite Chicago food bloggers and Chicago lifestyle bloggers to ask them who they follow on … Continue reading Who to Follow on Snapchat: Chicago Food and Lifestyle Bloggers

Daybreaker Starts 2016 With a Clean Slate: An All White Affair

“Waiting for you Amanda :)” My phone flashes a text. I meet him out front at 6:30 a.m. I’m skipping yoga. But, I’m coming. I get into his car. “Are you going to work?” he asks. “No, I’m going to a dance party,” I answer. “You’re funny.” Five minutes later, as I watch the sun begin to rise over Lake Michigan, my Uber driver realized … Continue reading Daybreaker Starts 2016 With a Clean Slate: An All White Affair

Chicago Women Help You Give a Homemade Holiday Gift

Put down that generic Christmas mug. The movers and makers are here to create a beautiful and personal touch to your holiday hostess presents and gift exchanges. For this holiday season, a local chapter of a creative group for women, SheSays Chicago, hosted an open marketplace at the Comedy Bar above Gino’s East River North (500 North LaSalle Street). Lead Organizer, Jen Lemerand, along with  Elisha-Rio Apilado, … Continue reading Chicago Women Help You Give a Homemade Holiday Gift