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Chicago Foundation for Women

After Highs and Lows of 2016, Make 2017 a Better Year for Women & Girls

K. Sujata | Posted 01.08.2017 | Women
K. Sujata

We don't yet know everything 2017 will bring, but as we revisit the major events and cultural moments of 2016, it is helpful to consider what the past...

Reframe The Convo: From Having It All To Valuing Care

Michele Weldon | Posted 09.29.2016 | Women
Michele Weldon

The language around working women, leadership and caregiving roles -- whether that is self-care, childcare or elder care -- needs to change, Slaughter said. She offered three concrete solutions.

Something to Celebrate

K. Sujata | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
K. Sujata

Women, both locally and all throughout the world, are becoming a powerful force in the philanthropic sector.

At Least We Get to the Stars: Authors Walk the Walk

Michele Weldon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Michele Weldon

What better way to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary than with 1,900 of your biggest fans?Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, did just that at the 28th annual Chicago Foundation for Women luncheon.

Making Chicago the City Where Women and Girls Thrive

K. Sujata | Posted 05.27.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Perhaps I'm biased, but Chicago is a special place for women. The women who hail from this city are more than historic; they are change agents.

Anita Hill: Still Standing Up and Speaking Out

Michele Weldon | Posted 11.28.2012 | Women
Michele Weldon

As a journalist I wrote about the bravery of so many others -- Hill was just one of hundreds of women I profiled and opined about. I spoke openly of their bravery. I was not ready to own mine.

School's Out, Progress Is In

K. Sujata | Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which bars sex discrimination in publicly funded programs. It has increased girls' access to public education, extracurricular programs and, yes, athletics, for which it's best known.

Women and Minorities Bit Players, But Gaining in Selling to America's Biggest Customer -- the Federal Government

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

When it comes to stimulus-related government contracts for small business, women's business, and minority-owned businesses, there are but few happy campers.

It's the Economy -- And the Women Who Make it Tick -- Stupid

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Women and children first -- first to get aid from gentlemen on a sinking ship, but also first to sink in a financial downturn.