LADYBOSSES!!! - WE DID IT!! Over 1300 #ladybosses have liked the facebook page!!! Over 1300 ladybosses have watched and read about the amazing difference Chicago women are making in the world. They see empowering stories about women all over the world shared every day across all industries. I am overjoyed over how many people have rallied behind this project. THANK YOU for your support of this idea. I remember when the facebook page first hit 100 likes, 300 likes, 500 likes,
Creating this docu-series has been one of the most fulfilling things I've ever done. I've met amazing people and learned amazing things. I could probably write an infinite number of posts about the things I've learned from interviewing our #ladybosses, but I'm going to try and distill it down to the top 5, because this is my first blog post, so cut me some slack, haha. 1. Everyone Second Guesses Themselves I don't know about you, but I used to feel like that little voice in
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! Joy's story is one I think a lot of us can relate to and is proof that making a choice to follow your interests and passions can change the trajectory your life. Joy shared that she's come a long way to get to this wonderful point in life. She started as an optimistic 17 year old with huge goals and high expectations of her life and future. Fast forward 10 years and she found herself as a mother of two girls, in an abusive relationship, in a
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! Anna graduated from Truman State University with a degree in Studio Art and a minor in Art History. And while she's originally from St. Louis, she's lived in #Chicago for over a year and considers it home. Anna's art of choice is abstract acrylic paintings and they are AMAZING. It was so fascinating to talk with Anna because she captured exactly what it's like to be an artist. When I asked her what inspired her become a painter, she shared, "
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! Our #LocalLadyboss being featured today is Ellegra Davis, nail artist and co-owner of Jewels A Nail Box, an artistic nail design salon! #ladybosses - get ready for your new obsession. Ellegra is INSANELY talented. Ellegra told us her love for nails started when she was a kid and she remembers mixing nail polishes to create custom colors. Her nail art obsession stepped up in high school when she was in boarding school. Ellegra and her roommate
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! Our second #localladyboss being featured today is Erin Diehl, owner of improve it! Erin started improve it! after her decade plus of corporate experience in casting, experiential marketing and recruiting, led her to believe that improv could be a useful tool to any company’s culture. In 2012, she created a workshop to explore the impact of using improv techniques in business and presented it to teams at United Airlines. The workshop was a suc
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! Dinah opened Spinning J Bakery & Soda Fountain with her husband, Parker Whiteway, in July 2015. Prior to that, Dinah had owned a business called Cheap Tart Bakery for 4 years, a pie and pastry delivery service that operated out of a commissary kitchen. Grossman, a pastry chef, had worked in restaurants in Maine, Massachusetts, and Alaska before moving to #Chicago in 2008. In Spinning J's first year of business Grossman and Whiteway grew the b
Happy #FeatureFriday #ladybosses! Today we're celebrating Eileen Siegel Kahana, founder of Room2Improv! After retiring with an accomplished career as a teacher and mentor from Chicago Public Schools, Eileen challenged herself to take an improv class at The Second City. That one class turned into a two year life-changing experience and inspired her to create Room2Improv. She combined all of her unique academic and life experiences to create a model education program dedicated