1,000+ US Workers Share Their Thoughts on Taking PTO

Vacation is good for you, but does it look good on you? With summer officially upon us, many employees are looking forward to their vacations, but paid time off (PTO) restrictions, lack of managerial support and stress upon returning can all affect that well-planned trip, according to a survey released today by leadership development and conversation experts at Fierce, Inc. Fierce surveyed over a thousand full-time … Continue reading 1,000+ US Workers Share Their Thoughts on Taking PTO

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

Being Single Costs an Extra $2K a Year and Other Reasons You’re Poor

You took fake it till you make it too far. We’re entering the summer months – which in Chicago is a very big deal. It’s that time where buying rounds of drinks (at every rooftop in the city) is important. We’re getting fake tans and taking yoga classes and getting the matching yoga pants that are trending on Instagram. But before you start doing it … Continue reading Being Single Costs an Extra $2K a Year and Other Reasons You’re Poor

5 Places to Eat Your Packed Lunch Outside in The Loop

I love working in the loop. There’s a nice energy here, and more importantly, there are tons of great restaurants to enjoy. But, lunch is one of those meals that you should probably pack and bring because it does get pricey with $12 lunches and $5 lattes. But just because you pack your lunch for work, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. And most important, … Continue reading 5 Places to Eat Your Packed Lunch Outside in The Loop

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

Colombian Food in Chicago: Come for the Ambiance, Stay on the Dance Floor

I was in love with this Colombian restaurant from the moment I saw walls made out of pennies and men with margaritas. There are three things every Chicago city girl wants when she goes out on the weekend. The first is good drinks. Like a martini or a margarita. We like them refreshing as we like them fruity as we like them picturesque. The second … Continue reading Colombian Food in Chicago: Come for the Ambiance, Stay on the Dance Floor