Women's Workforce Participation Has Plummeted During the Pandemic — These Chicago Organizations Are Working to Reverse Those Setbacks

In January 2020, something momentous happened: Women outnumbered men in the paid workforce. Feminists cheered, and some economists predicted that the demographic shift would be permanent. Then the pandemic changed everything. In the first 10 months of the Covid crisis, women lost more than 5.4 million jobs. Men lost jobs in the pandemic too, but […]

Cheryl Berman, Erin Clifford, Zoe Elton, Nurit Raphael, Kathy Roeser and Megan Gailey — What We Can Learn From These Women on the Rise

Several years ago, on International Women’s Day, former First Lady Michelle Obama famously said, “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”  There’s also another saying that behind every successful man is a great woman—but it’s not always true the other way around. Sometimes it’s a great woman behind, or even in […]

Cheryl Berman, Erin Clifford, Zoe Elton, Nurit Raphael, Kathy Roeser and Megan Gailey — What We Can Learn From These Women on the Rise

Several years ago, on International Women’s Day, former First Lady Michelle Obama famously said, “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”  There’s also another saying that behind every successful man is a great woman—but it’s not always true the other way around. Sometimes it’s a great woman behind, or even in […]

Cheryl Berman, Erin Clifford, Zoe Elton, Nurit Raphael, Kathy Roeser and Megan Gailey — What We Can Learn From These Women on the Rise

Several years ago, on International Women’s Day, former First Lady Michelle Obama famously said, “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”  There’s also another saying that behind every successful man is a great woman—but it’s not always true the other way around. Sometimes it’s a great woman behind, or even in […]

8 Life-Changing Apps Created By Women

While the tech industry remains wildly male-dominated, a new generation of female founders is shaking that up. In the past decade, the percentage of venture capital deals that went to women founders nearly doubled. To see what some of these women have been up to and support their trailblazing work, check out these 8 life-changing […]

8 Life-Changing Apps Created By Women

While the tech industry remains wildly male-dominated, a new generation of female founders is shaking that up. In the past decade, the percentage of venture capital deals that went to women founders nearly doubled. To see what some of these women have been up to and support their trailblazing work, check out these 8 life-changing […]

8 Life-Changing Apps Created By Women

While the tech industry remains wildly male-dominated, a new generation of female founders is shaking that up. In the past decade, the percentage of venture capital deals that went to women founders nearly doubled. To see what some of these women have been up to and support their trailblazing work, check out these 8 life-changing […]

An Interview with Changemaker Cecilia Conrad

Cecilia Conrad is that rare individual who can do more work than multiple high-level executives combined, makes it look easy and charms in the process. She is CEO of Lever for Change and Managing Director of the Fellows (Genius Grants) and 100&Change programs. at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. As a trustee […]

Meet 3 Inspiring Women at the Forefront of the Gender Equality Movement

Alice Walker, poet, activist, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, once said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” During the past year, thanks to the rise of the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up, the fight to end gender-based violence and harassment has taken center stage. More than ever women […]