Woman Wins Exporter of The Year 2016 Award for Illinois

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

Belle & Whistle Swimwear Adds a Little Silk, a Patent, and a Cocktail Bikini to Chicago Boat Parties

Summer is a beautiful time in Chicago for sandy beaches, kayaking the Chicago river and of course boating. A native Chicagoan recalls spending her summer’s on Lake Michigan and enjoying the boat parties. From her experiences, she got a business idea – a fashionable business idea. She’s a real life Elle Woods, as she stands before me, a petite blonde in head to toe pink, … Continue reading Belle & Whistle Swimwear Adds a Little Silk, a Patent, and a Cocktail Bikini to Chicago Boat Parties

Is it a date when you bring a friend?

I walked up to the bar. There was a cosmopolitan freshly poured. As I went to pull out my chair, he said, “We’ve been waiting for you.” And yes, I mean “we”. We were on the roofop at the Godfrey Hotel, a respectable place for a first date in Chicago. “Your friend has told me a lot about you,” he went on. And by my friend, … Continue reading Is it a date when you bring a friend?

What do you wear to Chicago Festivals?

Summertime is that time where we can finally where skirts and dresses and open-toed shoes. We don’t have to carry coats (just umbrellas) and you can actually be outside and show your whole outfit instead of covering it up buried in a coat, gloves, scarves, boots, leg warmers….. I’ve been spending summer wearing black – but there’s nothing like the colors and the patterns and … Continue reading What do you wear to Chicago Festivals?

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

How early would you wake up for your career?

It’s 4:42 a.m. I have three minutes before I absolutely have to open my eyes, pull myself out of bed, and start my morning weekday routine. Ugh, mornings. If I leave the house by 5:28, I can make it to the train just in time. I’m not a morning person. I used to roll out of bed at 7:30 to get to work by 8:15, and part … Continue reading How early would you wake up for your career?

Simply Stylist Annual Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference

For every Girl Boss in Chicago and actually the midwest for that matter, there is one conference that you want to attend – the Simply Stylist annual conference. We checked into the Dana Hotel and Spa in Chicago on Saturday, July 16, 2016 for the day long conference.Beauty bloggers and stylists were treated to a day of doing what we love – hearing from the … Continue reading Simply Stylist Annual Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference

Rest and Relaxation at the Palmer House

My friend is a workaholic so she decided to book a room at the Palmer House and bring me along for a girl’s weekend. We spent Sunday night for Memorial Day weekend in a queen sized room. There was no view. We had a full load’s worth of towels from one night. And for once, we drank more water than alcohol. This is my second … Continue reading Rest and Relaxation at the Palmer House