Why Be a Female Entrepreneur? Windy City Cosmo

Chicago Women Talk Social Media, Charging Clients, and Why They Pursued Entrepreneurship

Six female entrepreneurs shared their stories of success at Kristin Ford’s first LevelUp – Building a Stronger Her event at The Frontier in Chicago, IL in October 2017.  This was better than a Forbes article – it was the real women – all young, all successful, all entrepreneurs sharing their stories about how they – well, how they got terribly ill, how they were under-resourced, … Continue reading Chicago Women Talk Social Media, Charging Clients, and Why They Pursued Entrepreneurship

Self-Care for Entrepreneurs

3 Easy Ways For Entrepreneurs to Get Self-Care Every Day

As most of you know, Windy City Cosmo embraces the hustle and self-care. As a female making their way and building their career in the entrepreneurial world—I have to! From frequently attending networking events to appearing on the radio, the freelance life can definitely take its toll. In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it’s easy to neglect taking care of yourself. Every now and then, we have to pick our heads … Continue reading 3 Easy Ways For Entrepreneurs to Get Self-Care Every Day

How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, Love Yourself and Build Inclusion

Success – some people define it in terms of numbers. Some of us define it by our relationships. And some of us define it by the difference we make in other people’s lives. One conference hoped to help with all three areas – being an entrepreneur, practicing self-love and learning balance, and most importantly, thinking beyond ourselves to build a better, more inclusive workplace where … Continue reading How to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, Love Yourself and Build Inclusion

Meet the Chicago Entrepreneur Behind The Beauty App, LISA

There’s a lot that goes into getting ready for an event. And by event, I mean there’s a lot that goes into getting ready for a week. Is your hair done? Did your gel manicure start to peel? The more that I attend parties and grow in my marketing and blogging career, the more I realize that it takes makeup and maybe a straightener to … Continue reading Meet the Chicago Entrepreneur Behind The Beauty App, LISA

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’

The Hustle from Chicago Female Entrepreneurs

What’s It’s Really Like to be a Chicago Female Entrepreneur

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

How to be a Chicago stylist

Insight from a Chicago Wardrobe Stylist

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

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