Chicago’s Most Powerful Women 2021

Now more than ever, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies rely on strong, energetic leadership to thrive during challenging times.  At Better, we think it’s important to recognize the leaders who are building businesses, serving as public servants, and leading nonprofits, all of which inspire positive change in the world — whatever the arena.   That’s the […]

Better Makers: YWomen Leadership Awards

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore hosted its eighth annual YWomen Leadership Awards on Oct. 15 in Evanston. More than 400 guests gathered to honor Delores Holmes, Sunny Fischer and Blair Brettschneider for their remarkable commitment to women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change. The event raised nearly $150,000 to benefit YWCA programs including financial literacy classes […]

Empowerment Through Justice: Kaethe Morris Hoffer

A shocking statistic: Most perpetrators of sexual assault are never arrested, let alone charged. According to Human Rights Watch, the arrest rate for rape in Illinois is 11 percent. The reasons why this statistic is so dismally low are complicated, says Kaethe Morris Hoffer, legal director of the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE). She […]

A “You Go, Girl!” Book List

Looking for a little inspirational reading? Try one of these suggestions from The Book Bin: What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves Edited by Ellyn Spragins Some of the most successful women in the world write about their high hopes and big dreams. See Jane Win for Girls: […]