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Join us for a familyfriendly open house!

Fall Open House! November 13, 2016 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Preparing your child for the global stage. Visit us for an open house or tour to learn more about our Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme, which prepares our student’s for the world’s stage and our STEAM curriculum in collaboration with MIT, which will have your young innovator learning how to build the future. Your child’s foundation to a love of learning, critical thinking, and global perspectives begins at the BISC Lincoln Park location. Our campus offers a unique learning environment focused on the early years of a child’s education. Our faculty view each child as an individual preparing them for an ever-evolving world through hands-on learning and leadership opportunities. A primary-focused learning environment ensures that each child reaches their potential before moving into a secondary school environment. .

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Ask anyone in the city, and they will tell you that summer flew by. But many Chicagoans welcome fall with open arms with cooler temperatures, crisp apples and the vibrant change of seasons all on tap. This issue welcomes fall style with color trends from stylist Katie Schuppler and designer Donna Hall. Creative style is on display in our fashion feature with strong shapes, movement and character set against the back drop of Zhou brothers’ massive paintings. Our appreciation for design and art comes full circle as we take a look at some of the leading women in art and design in the city. Maria Pinto has been on the scene for 25 years—check out her exhibit at City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, on display over the next few months. Maria and the other women featured have paved the way, inspire us daily with their creativity and are representing Chicago on an international scale. With a dedication to explore issues that are of utmost importance to Chicago women, we explore violence and safety in the city, with a look at general safety, gun violence and domestic violence. We look forward to bringing you more coverage on issues that matter most to you, so please share your thoughts and ideas with us! And on a closing note, with election season in full swing, Chicago Woman is proudly co-hosting Election Night 2016: Together Watching History event. Regardless of your candidate of choice, it will be an historic evening—and the event will benefit four of the city’s most prominent women’s organizations: The Chicago Foundation for Women, The Women’s Business Development Center, Women Employed and the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. We invite you to join us for the evening!

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EXECUTIVE EDITORIAL BOARD Laurel Bellows Principal, Bellows Law Group, and Past President, American Bar Association Kate Bensen CEO, The Chicago Network Terri Brax CEO, Women Tech Founders, and CEO, TeacherCare Emilia DiMenco CEO, Women’s Business Development Center Ana Dutra CEO, Executives’ Club of Chicago Luisa Echevarria Director, Community Relations, Univision Kathleen Henson CEO, Henson Consulting Kathy Herbert Business Consultant and Investor Erica Kane General Manager, Reserve Dorri McWhorter CEO, YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago Amanda Signorelli CEO, Techweek Julie Smolyansky CEO, Lifeway Foods Dr. Lauren Streicher, MD Associate Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medical Director, Northwestern Center for Sexual Health and Menopause

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LIVE LONG & PROSPER by Lauren Streicher, MD I am honored to be part of the Chicago Woman Board. I have dedicated my professional life to giving women good information so they can make good choices, and Chicago Woman is a natural extension of my mission. Two years ago, I was working in a clinic in remote Kenya, and I asked a Massai woman how they coped with menopausal symptoms. She laughed and told me that their life expectancy was in the 40s, so the rare woman who experienced menopause was just happy to be alive. My goal is to give women a lot more to be happy about after menopause. After all, this is an exciting time for women’s health in the U.S. Life expectancy has increased so that most women alive can expect to live to age 80 or more. Still, far too many women have heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. (We have a long way to go with prevention!) But today, women are more likely to survive these conditions than not.  Not only do women in the U.S. now live at least one third of their life after the menopause transition but they also continue to be productive and engaged.  I, like many mid-life women, recently decided to veer off course and take on a new challenge; I left the practice I started to join Northwestern Medicine. As the Medical Director of the Northwestern Center for Sexual Health and Menopause, I am excited to announce that, when the Center opens in 2017, women who have a physical, medical, hormonal, or emotional issue significant enough to interfere with or put a screeching halt to intercourse and intimacy will be offered real solutions. Our comprehensive program will acknowledge that, while cultural factors, religious beliefs, social issues, and age all influence the frequency and ability to have sexual activity, medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or neurologic problems are often the precipitating problem or complicate an existing problem. In addition, when someone’s estrogen tank is on empty, issues are not limited to sexual problems; getting a good night’s sleep and thinking clearly suddenly become a daunting priority. In the first center of its kind, Northwestern’s comprehensive program will offer both hormonal and non-hormonal options to deal with the challenges of menopause.  Despite rumors to the contrary, I am still in practice and am happy to see women for both routine gynecologic care and consultations for complex problems (drstreicher.nm.org)  but also look forward to interacting with large numbers of women through writing, speaking, and media appearances. This issue of Chicago Woman celebrates women in Art and Design. My goal is to ensure that women live long enough—and well enough— to continue to be creative and productive throughout their lives.  cw

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MOVERS + SHAKERS

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Kathleen Henson

INSPIRING WOMEN 30  Emilia DiMenco

BUSINESS OF LIFE 32  Laurie Barry

20 IN GOOD HANDS Keeping Chicago Safe and Taking on Violence

36 BIG IDEAS FOR YOUR TINY SPACE 20 TRENDING NOW Fall Colors for You and Your Home

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SOCIAL LIFE 64  CLOSING THOUGHTS 66  Confronting Domestic Violence

WOMEN IN NEWS MEDIA

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NEW SILHOUETTES FROM SOME OF CHICAGO’S EMERGING DESIGNERS

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CALENDAR Visit chicago-woman.com/events for a full list of everything happening around the city!

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Shedd Aquarium’s Spooky Seas Overnight

Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume for an overnight of fun activities such as a pumpkin scavenger hunt, an aquatic show, and the new Amphibians exhibit. 6:30 p.m.–8:30 a.m., sheddaquarium.org. NOVEMBER 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Day Parade THROUGH JANUARY 2017

Women Hold Up Half the Sky This program identifies one of the central moral challenges of the 21st century—full equality for the world’s women through a series of lectures, panels, and film screenings ranging from topics such as sex trafficking to maternal health. ilholocaustmuseum.org OCTOBER 15, 2016

Early Voting Party ChiWomen Vote brings together 1600 women of all walks of life to celebrate the right to vote and the power of civic duty. 10:00 a.m. IBEW, chiwomenvote.com

A classic holiday experience, the Thanksgiving Parade takes over State Street for the morning. 8 a.m.–11 a.m. State Street between Congress Parkway & Randolph Street, chicagofestivals.org. OPENING NOVEMBER 18, 2016

Christkindlmarket

Enjoy the opening day of Chicago’s largest open-air market, the Christkindlmarket. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Daley Plaza. christkindlmarket.com. NOVEMBER 19, 2016

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Women Supporting Women Conference The third annual conference covers topics from business to time management with several inspiring speakers and cocktail reception. $99+. 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Catalyst Ranch. wswconference.com

Magnificent Mile Lights Festival The annual grand Tree-Lighting Parade and the best holiday shopping around! Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River & Oak Street, themagnificentmile.com.

OCTOBER 21–23, 2016

Lovin’ Life Yoga & Coaching Retreat Take a weekend away to relax, refocus and reenergize in Dowagiac, Michigan. You deserve it! $515. nicolecomis.com OCTOBER 22, 2016

Breakthrough You Workshop for Women This six-hour workshop is focused on defining success and the steps to reaching your goals. $149. 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. celebratingwealth.com

OCTOBER 27, 2016

TedEx OakPark Women It’s About Time! We all have the same amount of time — 24 hours a day and yet most of us feel we never have enough. Seven women speak on the topic. $85. 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Oak Park, IL. ted.com/tedx/events/19614

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USO Star-Spangled Salute Gala A star-studded evening in honor and support of the men, women and families of the U.S. Armed Forces. $600. 6:00 p.m.–Midnight. Navy Pier Grand Ballroom. usoofillinois.org

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Also called The Winnetka Show, this weekend-long home decor shopping with dealers and shops includes three special events, including brunch with Michael Del Piero on Sunday is hosted by Chicago Woman. Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL. thewinnetkashow.com

PWCC (Professional Women’s Club of Chicago) presents Dr. Sandy Goldberg, A Silver Lining Foundation as the keynote speaker at the monthly networking luncheon. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Union League Club of Chicago, pwcc.org

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Election Night 2016:Together For History Join fellow Chicagoans to watch history unfold benefiting four organizations dedicated to the advancement of women. Enjoy craft cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at a beautiful and lively new venue. $150. 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m., Ace Bounce. bit.ly/TogetherForHistory NOVEMBER 9TH

Power Connecting Get connected to the people you want to meet at this unique matched women’s networking. $77–$97. 6:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m., Brique. Power-Connecting.com

The Women’s Business Development Center celebrates its 30th anniversary with a reception and awards presentation. Wintrust Grand Ballroom. wbdc30.org NOVEMBER 17, 2016

YWCA Leader Luncheon Celebrating the work of the YWCA and these Hometown Heroes who continue to demonstrate a willingness to take leadership positions on issues impacting women’s lives. $300. 12:00 p.m., Hyatt Regency Chicago. ywcachicago.org

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CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL: GLORIA STEINEM October 13, 2016 Ellen Stone Belic and Gloria Steinem, groundbreaking feminist and journalist, talk and kick off this year’s program at Northwestern University Law School. Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University, 375 East Chicago Avenue, chicagohumanities.org

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CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

CHICAGO IDEAS WEEK

October 13-October 27, 2016 Take part in two weeks of film enjoyment, as more than 150 spectacular under-the-radar films and several U.S. premieres are presented for viewing.

Innovative and inspiring workshops, initiatives and events spread throughout the city that foster connectivity that crosses industry and social boundaries to spark ideas into action.

AMC River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, chicagofilmfestival.com

Various locations throughout Chicago, chicagoideas.com

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CHICAGO MUSEUM WEEK October 13–October 23, 2016 Teaming up for a fantastic and fun week, Chicago museums offer extra family activities and extended hours, as well as bonus free days for Illinois residents. Various locations throughout Chicago, chicagomuseumweek.com

MAINBOCHER EXHIBIT STEVEN SINGER (BOBBY), CALI ELIZABETH MOORE (MARCIA). PHOTO BY TOM HENNING.

Opens October 22, 2016 After originally planning a career in music and a stint as a fashion illustrator and magazine editor, Chicago-born couturier Mainbocher (born Main Rosseau Bocher) decided to become a designer at the age of 40. The Chicago History Museum has gathered nearly thirty pieces and illustrations in “Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier.” Chicago History Museum, chicagohistory.org

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins November 19, 2016 Charles Dickens’ holiday classic is back again. Get in the holiday spirit with Ebenezer Scrooge as he journeys through his past, present and future to discover the importance of friendship and love.

THE BARDY BUNCH Through November 20, 2016 In the summer of 1974, the Brady and Partridge families, recently canceled by ABC and no longer under America’s watchful eye, met in a blood-soaked, passion-filled, vengeance-fueled, very special episode of Shakespearean proportions. The Mercury Theater Chicago, thebardybunch.com

The Goodman Theatre, goodmantheatre.org

Join us on November 15, 2016 for WBDCelebrate: 30th Anniversary Reception and Awards Presentation at the Wintrust Grand Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois for celebrating, special guests and networking! Learn more and celebrate with us at www.WBDC30.org! OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2016

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PARTY TIME

One of the latest tech start-ups will make your next party—whether its’ a wedding or a corporate outing—amazing. Full of inspiration, Partyslate connects partyplanners with venues, caterers and other suppliers. Plus, it’s led by tech veteran Julie Novack. Don’t plan your next event without checking out partyslate.com.

perfect fit Most women agree that finding the perfect pair of jeans is an ongoing battle, often with varying degrees of success. Fortunately, reinforcements have arrived in the form of ZipFit Denim—and two of the three co-founders, Liz Kammel Tilatti and Alex Batdorf. By using a unique algorithm to measure every curve, ZipFit will help you slide into a perfectly fitting pair of designer jeans. Women’s showroom just opened in the West Loop! zipfitdenim.com

for your coffee —> table Already established as an in-demand fashion photographer, Alexi Lubomirski wanted to present a much wider view of female beauty than what is typically requested by the magazines that hire him. Released by Damani this month, Diverse Beauty highlights Lubomirski’s stylized portraits of women of varying body types, ethnicities, and physical abilities. Featuring photos of Lupita Nyong’o, Salma Hayek, Rashida Jones, Demi Lovato, Chanel Iman, and more, 100 percent of the proceeds from Diverse Beauty will be donated to the humanitarian charity Concern Worldwide. $50, amazon.com

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READY TO RUN On October 9, restaurants brim with anxious marathoners carbo-loading before the event. “Pasta is a great choice— egg-based for protein, with marinara sauce,” says Chef Moosah Reaume, Rosebud Restaurants’ director of culinary operations and development. “And as an avid runner myself, I recommend Rosebud’s signature square noodles with marinara or Bolognese, which are perfectly pre-marathon portion sized.” Toss in a chamomile tea and you are good to go!

Have insights and ideas to share? Let us know! editor@chicago-woman.com

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NETWORK MARKETING

Top Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

ON YOUR OWN TERMS, IN YOUR OWN TIME It all started in the 1950s with Tupperware parties—after World War II women who had joined the workforce to support the country during the war were told to “go back to the kitchen.” The rise of Tupperware parties allowed women to both earn an income and resume a more domestic post. Fast forward 70 years, direct marketing business opportunities have come a long way. Now, there are dozens of companies that provide busy women with the opportunity to make money on their own schedules. By tapping into their already-existing group of personal and professional contacts, women can sell products in a relaxed, social environment and connect with their customers. International tastemaker India Hicks launched her company saying, “Knowing I wanted a lifestyle brand, it was suggested to me by my partners that we should look at a direct sales model—addressing a vast group of smart, savvy women who once had successful careers but had given it up in order to raise their children. Now they were ready to take on something new again, on their own terms and in their own time.” Chicagoan Kristen Fredricksen Skordilis, with a background in luxury retail, is now a part of the leadership team at India Hicks. She saw the opportunity. “There weren’t many options in direct sales in the luxury space,” she says. “This allowed me to actually replace an income. I was able to work 15 hours for India Hicks and make the same salary I was making as a boutique owner working 60-70 hours per week.” cw

PICK YOUR PASSION The most successful sales people have a genuine love for and belief in their products. With so many direct sales opportunies available, we’ve listed several here that may light a spark:

October is National Women’s Small Business Month and we asked the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) to give us their list of the 10 best resources for women looking to strike out on their own as a business owner. WOMEN’S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

wbdc.org

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

sba.gov

STATE OF ILLINOIS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

INDIA HICKS Lifestlye—clothing, home decor indiahicks.com

ilsbdc.biz

TRAVELING VINEYARD Wine and gourmet food travelingvineyard.com

illinois.gov

DOTERA Natural essential oils and products mydoterra.com

STATE OF ILLINOIS PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS CITY OF CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

cityofchicago.org/ businessaffairs

LIFE VANTAGE Wellness products and supplements lifevantage.com RODAN+FIELDS Skincare and beauty products rodanandfields.com

NATIONAL WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS

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WOMEN IMPACTING PUBLIC POLICY

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ASH AND AMES Jewelry that empowers female artisans around the globe ashandames.com

CATALYST

catalyst.org CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY(for research)

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by Annette Findling, CFP® Founder of Stonebridge Wealth Advisors, LLC

DESIGNING YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE I have been working with women on planning their financial futures for decades and there are comments that I seem to hear again and again. “Annette, when it comes to managing my finances, I don’t have time, my husband takes care of it or I am not good at it.” To which I say:

Don’t ignore it and yes, you can do it!

Problem solving and competence has always been a hallmark of womanhood in America. I’ve watched these very same women climb the corporate ladder straight to the C-suite, juggle family and professional growth, manage multiple households, support spouses, and do it all – like Ginger Rogers - backwards and in heels. So what makes working on one’s financial acumen any different from any other challenge that we ladies master every day? To get to the bottom of this, I asked two of my dearest colleagues to help me as I work to help women act fearlessly and conquer this financial frontier. Susan Brunstrum, founder of Sweet Peas Design and Thierry Roger – couturier to Chicago’s most fashionable. Here is what I learned from these two stylish Chicagoans.

Process and Organization Allow for Freedom For those of you who love to be spontaneous, this might be the hardest concept to grasp. But, Susan said it best: “Organization is critical right from the start. So often I hear that clients have become frustrated with a designer because their project is not done on time. Prior to starting work, we have in-depth conversations about cost and timeline before we get started. When you come to a project with a sense of preparedness, respect, trust and two-way communication, it opens the door to amazing opportunities to be creative. I do my best work when the foundation for success is sturdy.”

THE RWR TAKEAWAY: Getting started with your financial planning strategy is the hard part. That doesn’t mean that it will always be hard. You are not going on a diet for life. This is a lifestyle plan or I like to refer to “The Movie of Your Life.” (You can find this tool on my website) Once you do the heavy lifting…work through your monthly spending vs. income, decide what your financial goals are, and put together a strategy to get there, you can relax. The hard part is done. You have parameters. You can still buy a handbag or take a vacation. You will just be doing so without risking your retirement.

Create Something Just For You Thierry told me, “When a woman wears something that is not only beautiful, but constructed exactly for her figure, it is magic.” “There is nothing that inspires more confidence. In order to concept and execute that perfect design is a collaboration from start to finish. First, I will find a great fabric and think, ‘this would be perfect for Holly,’ and then Holly comes in and we talk about what she needs and what she likes…and before you know it, Holly is walking away with a timeless piece of couture that will make her feel beautiful and confident for decades to come.” THE RWR TAKEAWAY I believe in the collaboration that Thierry underscored with such passion. Find someone who wants to understand your unique set of needs and invest the time in working with them to develop a financial strategy that will serve you decades into the future.

Susan Brunstrum and Thierry Roger are not affiliated with LPL Financial and Stonebridge Wealth Advisors, LLC. Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/ SIPC. Investment advice offered through HighPoint Advisor Group, a registered investment advisor. HighPoint Advisor Group and Stonebridge Wealth Advisors are separate entities from LPL.

Be sure to visit RichWomenRock.com for more great articles and insights from Annette Findling.

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In Safe Hands

It seems that our world, especially Chicago, is becoming an increasingly more dangerous place. Many women are behind the efforts that are keeping our city safe— and making a difference.

by Becky Carroll In the event that Chicago experiences a man-made or natural disaster, residents can have confidence knowing that a decorated Brigadier General in the Illinois National Guard and Iraq War Bronze Star recipient is charged with keeping them safe. And SHE has spent the last 30 years training for the job. “Even though I didn’t anticipate my path would lead to this role, everything I’ve done in life was ultimately in preparation for it,” said Alicia Tate-Nadeau, executive director of the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), who was appointed by Mayor Emanuel in March 2016. HER ADVICE

Be true to yourself. People know when you are faking as a leader.  Adopt values.  You have to work to have balance in life: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  The challenges are when these are out of balance.

It’s frankly difficult to imagine anyone better prepared for leading OEMC, given the depth of TateNadeau’s resume. She has commanded multiple military units, played a pivotal role in the Army Reserve’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Domestic Division, and served our country stateside and abroad, including at the Pentagon and in Israel.

So it should come as no surprise that Tate-Nadeau also happens to be the first woman promoted to Brigadier General in the Illinois National Guard. But keeping our city and its residents safe and secure is more than just having the skills and expertise to do the job. Tate-Nadeau also believes in building a supported and committed team to plan and execute when it is needed most. “My philosophy in any position has been to help empower people to do the best job they can and ensure they feel valued,” said Tate-Nadeau. “We have an incredibly strong team here at OEMC. Building our team and collaborating is the strength of the agency.” cw

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE These organizations have taken on gun violence. As the ever-increasing crime rates and fatalities plague our city, these are groups you can support to help make Chicago a safer city. THE ILLINOIS COUNCIL AGAINST HANDGUN VIOLENCE The oldest and largest statewide organization in the U.S. working to prevent the devastation caused by firearms. Founded in1975 by four suburban Chicago women. ICHV.ORG

STRIDES FOR PEACE Founded in 2014 by Maggie Baczkowski, Strides for Peace holds an annual run to bring awareness to the organization and, more importantly, the cause—to prevent and reduce the staggering level of gun violence in Chicago. STRIDESFORPEACE.ORG

MOTHERS AGAINST SENSELESS KILLING This Englewood grassroots organization started with one mother, Tamar Manasseh, standing up—or rather sitting down, on a street corner to reduce violence in her community. GETBEHINDTHEMASK.ORG

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w o n g n i d tren PURPLE REIGNS BODACIOUSLY

Fall is upon us, and that means color-rich clothing, accessories, and cosmetics abound! “Bodacious” was named one of Fall 2016’s trend colors by Pantone, so we decided to show you a few ways to rock this shade.

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1. LANVIN CHOKER. Chokers are one of the biggest trends right now in accessories, and we aren’t mad about it. Dress this choker up with a cocktail dress or down with a basic white tee and boyfriend jeans. $2,047, farfetch.com. 2. LELA ROSE EMBROIDERED WOOL AND SILK DRESS. This frock is perfect for any holiday event or cocktail! Jewel tones are on the “must-wear” list this season, and we are loving this purple shade option. $2,295, theoutnet.com. 3. MAC MATTE LIPSTICK “4EVA”. Matte lipstick is the way to go in lip color this year. This fuschia shade is a bold way to change up your look! Pair this shade with a simple tee and your best fitting denim jeans. $17, maccosmetics.com. 4. STUART WEITZMAN “HIGHLAND” OVERTHE-KNEE BOOT. This style—and color—is on-trend for fall. Throw these on with your favorite skirt and blouse and you are ready for a night out. $798, shopnordstrom.com

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5. STELLA MCCARTNEY FOR ADIDAS BACKPACK. Who thought backpacks would be a fashionable accessory? From our gym fix to the office—keep it stylish and chic with this backpack. $150, stellamccartney.com. 6. MAC EYESHADOW PALETTE. Change up your everyday makeup routine with a beautiful purple eyeshadow palette that caters to any eye color! $32, maccosmetics.com.

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COLOR CLASH Step out of the ordinary and discover extraordinary color combinations that will amuse, entertain, and inspire you. These vivid interiors will make you feel like you’re dreaming in color! EGGPLANT, VIOLET, AND EMERALD Varying shades of the same color always works. Popping in a random hue is a bit trickier. Eggplant and Violet compose the harmony while Emerald adds a rebellious twist creating the most fabulous tension between the colors.

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NICOLE OUTREQUIN QUAISSER CO-OWNER LM RESTAURANT GROUP

Born and raised in Germany, Outrequiin Quaisser brings to Chicago her passion for catering events and her unmatched drive to succeed. Together with her husband, Stephan, she runs LM Restaurant Group. They’ve created a modern, approachable, and affordable flair for French food that extends to their catering arm. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS BEEN YOUR SECRET TO SUCCESS?

The sales process has always been more of my passion than the actual execution. I really like making people excited about a venue—seeing in their eyes: “Wow, this is where I want to get married!” I treat everyone like they’re the only one.

Not trying to do my best is not an option for me. I hire people who could eventually take my job and do what I do with this passion. I’m really proud of the team we put together. cw

CARRIE SPITLER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SNOW CITY ARTS

WHAT INITIALLY ATTRACTED YOU TO SNOW CITY ARTS?

The arts tie-in was critical. And although our work isn’t social justice-focused day to day, we know that every year, children miss school because they’re in the hospital. SCA really aims to fill that gap, Carrie Spitler blends her ensuring that they have access to education background in social justice during treatment.

with her love of the arts as executive director of Snow City Arts. This nonprofit deploys a team of artists to Chicagoland hospitals to work with kids on artistic, educational projects while they stay for extended treatment. The kids work in film, visual art, theater, music, and creative writing.

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WHAT’S GOING ON AT SNOW CITY RIGHT NOW?

We are very excited to announce our newest expansion to Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, with hopes that we’ll be fully staffed there by January. Our auxiliary board has also put together a team to run for us in the Monster Dash race on October 23. Our goal is to recruit a minimum of 50 runners and raise $30,000. cw

Kate Baratta is co-founder of People with Panache, a blog she dreamed up with Alysse Gear in 2013. Each week, they feature Q&As with inspiring women pursuing their passions throughout the Midwest.

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Mixing semi-precious stones, crystals, seed beads, and metalwork, Sussman creates wearable works of art—jewelry that dazzles from everyday to statement. WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR PIECES?

Trips around the world—not in the typical places, like museums, but in everyday items such as a unique flower pot on a windowsill. Chicago also inspires me. My business name, Nakamol Chicago, honors my appreciation. WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF WITH YOUR WORK?

I love working with my family in Chicago and Thailand. I’m proud to be a leader and create jobs for more than 200 people. And I have helped so many underprivileged people in Thailand attain a stable, fair position within our company, creating a path to independence for themselves and their families.

After losing her 10 year-old son to neuroblastoma, Tallungun started CNCF to help families affected by the disease. Neuroblastoma accounts for eight percent of all childhood cancers and 15 percent of all childhood cancer deaths. Her goal: Increase funding and raise awareness to find a cure. WHAT INSPIRES YOU MOST IN YOUR WORK?

After losing my son, I vowed not to have regrets in my life. I do my best to be there for people if they need help. I think it’s important to use bad things that happen as an inspiration to change either what you do or how you think. HOW CAN PEOPLE HELP? CNCF is always in need of sponsors for our fundraising events, and we seek partners who will work with CNCF to raise awareness and funding for neuroblastoma. If everyone did an event once a month, once a year, we could accomplish so much. It all adds up! WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED? One

of the doctors said to me, “If you’ve helped one family, you’ve done your job.” cw

WHERE CAN WE BUY YOUR BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY?

Our specialty boutiques are nationwide, and we also distribute to Nordstrom, Cusp (Neiman Marcus), Anthropologie, and countries around the world. cw

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IN MEMORIAM

JAN EMMERT As a vibrant voice, dedicated volunteer, and tireless leader in the Chicago philanthropic community, Emmert held positions at several Chicagoland nonprofits and was a cornerstone member of the United Service Organizations (USO) of Illinois Board of Directors. In her 32 years of service to the USO of Illinois, she embodied the exceptional character and selfless service of our U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families. Her lifelong commitment to the USO began in 1984, when she joined the USO of Illinois Women’s Board. In the coming years, Emmert would hold several key positions and, in 2001, became the first female chairman of the board at the USO of Illinois. In 2003, she was elected to the USO World Board of Governors, where she served in numerous capacities and was a member of the Board delegation at the opening of the first USO facility in Iraq in 2008. Emmert established a legacy of leadership that still thrives today within the organization and resonates throughout the many programs and USO center facilities. She understood the impact that volunteerism has on our communities, and spent her energy inspiring others to get involved with the USO, always with her signature style and grace. Emmert never stopped giving back, and steadfastly continued her commitment to the USO in 2016 by leading the charge for the USO of Illinois’ 75th Anniversary Star-Spangled Salute Gala—at which she will be honored in memorium of her passing. cw The 75th Anniversary USO of Illinois and the Star-Spangled Salute Gala will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016. To learn more, visit usoofillinois.org.

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BE A SPONGE EVERY SINGLE DAY by Kathleen Henson

I recently had the great honor and privilege to go back to Purdue University, my alma mater, to share with eager students my story and how I was first inspired to begin a career in public relations. Like them, I remember sitting in my Comm 300 class and listening to a visiting alumni lecturer, Wendy Levi. She worked at a PR firm in Chicago and was glamorous, poised, and confident. It was clear that she was incredibly passionate about her career, and I wanted to learn every single thing I could from her. She graciously took me under her wing. She taught me so much, from how to write a memorable cover letter and compelling resume, to how to dress the part and get my foot in the door. I soaked it all up. I have kept that “sponge” mentality the past 25 years. I try and absorb as much knowledge and wisdom from those I get the joy of meeting throughout my very eclectic personal and professional life. However, being a sponge takes practice. Every single time I go through an experience—good or bad—I try to determine the lesson I have learned so I can avoid the pitfall in the future and share my newfound enlightenment with someone. The following five tips will allow you to be a sponge, too: YOU ARE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP Seek out people you admire and emulate them. Ask them to coffee. Send them an article that

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Every single time I go through an experience—good or bad—I try to determine the lesson I have learned. reminds you of them. Watch them in meetings and write down how they act or how they make you feel. I am always soaking up tips on how to handle situations or ways to respond to challenges by observing others who have done it well before me.  AY ATTENTION TO OTHER’S P PITFALLS Work with a challenging boss? A painful client? A frenemy that is making you nuts? Learn as much from those that make you crazy as from those you admire.  PEND TIME WITH YOUR S ELDERS Wisdom is earned, so don’t waste a chance to spend time with someone who has walked in your shoes many more miles in front of you. I have become friends with several PR firm owners. I never waste the chance to ask them how they “did it,” what they wished they had avoided, and how I can maximize my firm’s growth without wasting resources. HANG OUT WITH THE “YOUNG’UNS” You can learn much from those that have gone before, but you can also learn from those that just have begun their journey—they have insights that

they can share with me that my peers cannot. TELL OTHERS THEY INSPIRE YOU I have found that when I have told others that they have taught me something or inspired me they have not only felt glad to hear it but have become even more invested in teaching me lessons far into the future. Life is less about the destination and more about the lessons you learn along the way. Let others teach you, shape you into the person you are meant to be. Be a sponge. cw

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POSITIVE CASH FLOW ESSENTIALS Ensure you by Emilia DiMenco

If you’re a business owner who is concerned about cash flow, you’ve got plenty of company. According to Dun & Bradstreet, about onethird of businesses experience cash flow problems at some point during the year. In fact, some 90 percent of business failures are due to cash flow problems. The good news is there are steps you can take to deal with cash flow issues before it is too late.

ORGANIZE YOUR BOOKS. Without proper record-keeping, difficult times lie ahead. With the help of an accountant, invest in good accounting software and make sure you keep regular and accurate records of income and outflow. Create a monthly cash flow plan and compare your actual figures to what you forecasted, then make adjustments as needed.

REDUCE EXPENSES AND SLOW THEM DOWN. Some businesses operate with a higher overhead than necessary and are unprepared for sudden expenses. One thing many entrepreneurs don’t consider is how to use their accounts payable to match their cash inflows with outflows. Talk to your vendors about extending due dates on your accounts with them.

SPEED UP RECEIVABLES. Slow-paying customers drain your cash. Make sure that you

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have the cash to grow and prosper as a business.

provide them every opportunity to pay. Email your invoice, with the most important information in the body of the email. Take credit card payments over the phone. Consider reducing your payment terms to 10 days instead of 30, or offer a discount for cash on delivery (COD). When all else fails, you may need to hire a collection agency.

RAISE PRICES. Sometimes you don’t have a cash flow problem, you have a profitability problem. If you can’t reduce costs further, you may have to raise your prices. The best time to do so is when most of your customers are happy with your service. To justify the increase, consider offering something extra or an improvement to the service so there is a higher perceived value.

a line of credit is when you don’t need it, so plan ahead. Cash flow management is a challenge for many small businesses, but solutions are readily available. Knowing how to deal with the factors that impede cash flow is the best way to ensure you have the cash not just to stay afloat but also to grow and prosper as a business. cw

APPLY FOR A LINE OF CREDIT. Though you will have a cap on the amount you can borrow, a line of credit from the bank is a ready source of money to tide you over until your cash flow improves. If you can’t get credit, trying borrowing from family and friends or from a credit union or microlender such as the WBDC, which offers small business loans. Remember, the best time to be approved for

Emilia DiMenco is president and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center, an organization that provides services to prospective, emerging, and established business owners, including workshops, business counseling, and annual events. For more information, visit www.wbdc.org.

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ELECTING THE ECONOMY Laurie Barry

Why do investors believe this election is critical for their financial future? Here is a brief summary of the 3Q2016 UBS Investor Watch: Electing the economy report.1 The focus of this presidential election has ranged across a wide variety of topics, but the number one issue that resonates with wealthy investors is the economy. A thriving economy, they reason, will put the country on solid footing. Many see the election as a game changer that will have major impact on their financial future on the direction of the country. Across the political spectrum investors share similar concerns about the country and the upcoming presidential election; Nearly all believe the political environment is highly dysfunctional and 58% believe the country is seriously on the wrong track. However, regardless of who wins in November, investors aren’t putting much faith in the new president to substantially improve the situation. The vast majority of investors are nervous about what will happen after the election and fear the worst if the opposing candidates win. 92% agree that the government is not

There are reasons to be optimistic about the overall economy, no matter who wins in November. addressing the big issues affecting our country’s future. Almost all believe the political environment in Washington is actually hurting the country’s economy. Faith in the American dream of economic opportunity seems to be wavering. Most investors believe America has lost its competitive edge in an increasingly global marketplace. Others feel it’s harder today to rise up from humble beginnings. Only one third believe future generations will have a better quality of life than we do today. And regardless of party affiliation the vast majority of investors believe investments in infrastructure and research will jumpstart the economy. And finally, investors are preparing their portfolios for the worst but are optimistic about the market if their candidate wins. Some, particularly Millennials, have already reduced their investments or even pulled out of stocks

entirely. The majority of investors are considering making allocation changes or reducing investments based on their election outcome. However—all in all—although this is what the research shows, our guidance during these times still remains the same. The most important thing is to have a plan and stick to it. Let’s focus on the country’s long-term prospects, not one short-term election outcome. America has a deep history of Innovation and entrepreneurialism. We have small-, mid-, and largescale businesses that are among the most vibrant in the world. Our democracy has proven over and over that it is resilient in the face of challenge. These are all reasons to feel optimistic about the overall economy, no matter who wins in November. cw

Laurie Barry CFP® is a wealth advisor with UBS Financial Services.

1 UBS Investor Watch: Electing the economy 3Q2016 Full report available upon request For more investor insights, visit ubs.com/investorwatch. Laurie P. Barry is a Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services Inc. a subsidiary of UBS AG. Member FINRA/SIPC in 1 N. Wacker, Chicago, IL 60657. The information contained in this article is not a solicitation to purchase or sell investments. Any information presented is general in nature and not intended to provide individually tailored investment advice. Investing involves risks and there is always the potential of losing money when you invest. The views expressed herein are those of the author and may not necessarily reflect the views of UBS Financial Services Inc. In providing wealth management services to clients, we offer both investment advisory and brokerage services which are separate and distinct and differ in material ways. For information, including the different laws and contracts that govern, visit ubs.com/workingwithus.

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ART When designing small spaces, I like to fill one wall with a largescale painting or photograph. This way, instead of being an unremarkable free-floating element, the art defines the room.

SCALE Small spaces appear larger when the furnishings are large, which is the opposite of what most people would assume. I often use unique objects, sculpture, and primitive artifacts in my designs. In a small space, it’s best to keep all of the small objects together, as this creates a larger visual field of texture, which becomes an art installation in itself.

Unusual three-dimensional objects can be even more dramatic and sophisticated than framed art when displayed properly in small spaces.

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I recommend mixing art of various periods and styles, and limiting the color palette of the selections helps to maintain a cohesive look within a small space. cw

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BEHIND THE SCENES WOMEN IN CHICAGO NEWS MEDIA by Jennifer Smith Tapp and Valerie Kahan Composite image by Matt Ferguson, execpics.com

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The women who deliver and shape the news that comes into our living rooms every evening have lives that are not unlike our own in many ways. Six of the city’s most accomplished broadcast news professionals talk about their careers and their lives outside of the newsroom.

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JENNIFER GRAVES Vice President and News Director, WLS-TV Chicago WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND? HAVE YOU ALWAYS HAD AN INTEREST IN BROADCAST JOURNALISM?

I’ve spent all of my professional career in local television newsrooms. I started my career in my hometown of St. Louis where I was an assignment editor, one of the most crucial and yet underappreciated jobs in the newsroom—you’re like an air traffic controller juggling breaking news, assignments, and phone calls. From the assignment desk I moved into news writing and newscast producing. After five years in St. Louis, I moved to a local station in Atlanta where I was a newscast producer and executive producer. In 1992, I came to WLS-TV in Chicago as an executive producer. In 1998, I became assistant news director, and in 2001, I was named vice president and news director. Now I oversee all of our news programming and the people who work on those newscasts producing 46 hours of local news each week. I’m a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, and it’s there I developed my interest in broadcast journalism. I was fascinated with the tools that we use to produce and report broadcast journalism and the power of marrying pictures with words. I gravitated toward producing, as I enjoyed the puzzle of putting together a newscast. What motivates me each day is the simple objective of informing our audience.

DINA BAIR Anchor, WGN Midday News and Medical Reporter, WGN-TV WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES, PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL, THAT YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED DURING THE COURSE OF YOUR CAREER?

The challenges I have faced relate to both my personal and professional life. After being diagnosed with cancer in college, I was unable to have children. I sought the help of a fertility doctor (at a time when no one talked about infertility and there was very little support). As I injected myself full of hormones every day and cried myself to sleep, I was forced to cover the story of a woman who had dumped her baby into a garbage can. I recall trying to tell the story on air

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without judgement, when I wanted to scream, “Why didn’t you just give that child to me to raise!” In the following years, I was blessed with four children and sadly another cancer diagnosis. Coming to work, hiding the fatigue, and having to look the part posed its own challenges, but also gave me a special gift… a true appreciation of every day and a career that allows me to share the stories of incredible people and learn new things daily. While shooting a documentary on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Memorial Hospital telling the story of hospice and life and death decisions families face every day, we were there when a parent made the gut wrenching decision to end life support. We watched a child take her last breath. I knew I had no right to cry, as it was this family’s pain I was documenting. It was the most challenging shoot I had ever been on.

JENNIFER LYONS News Director, WGN-TV IN YOUR CAREER, HAS THERE EVER BEEN A TIME WHEN YOUR CONFIDENCE WAS TESTED? WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE RECEIVED?

Several, I think that’s what makes you stronger and a better leader. The mere fact that I’ve been promoted from within was a big one. Being at WGN for 24 years, my co-workers are my close friends. We’ve been through a lot together, and becoming their manager is tricky. The incredibly neat thing about that struggle is that you have their support at the same time. Stand on the truth. If you are always honest, say what you mean, and mean what you say, you can never go wrong. It works. Sometimes you can’t tell folks everything they want to hear, but you should always be honest. What you learned in Kindergarten, I use every day: Honesty is the best policy.

DEBRA JUAREZ News Director, NBC5 Chicago HAS THERE EVER BEEN A MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER WHEN YOUR CONFIDENCE WAS TESTED?

When I got my first job as a news director, there was a huge learning curve for me. I had to put together a budget for our business plan, hire talent, and make editorial decisions in a city I knew very little about.

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The first six months were extremely hard and there were many times I wondered if I was cut out for the job. I was able to succeed by not being afraid to ask others for help. My boss was great with guidance and advice as were other colleagues in the business. I still have a group of close colleagues I bounce things off of today when I’m faced with a hard challenge. Be the person your boss can count on to get the job done. Countless times I’ve come in early, stayed late, worked weekends or days off, and even canceled vacations if a story broke or a situation occurred at work and I needed to be there. It’s hard and very tough on your personal life, but I know it’s helped me get to where I am today. 

DAWN HASBROUCK Anchor, Fox32 News at 9pm WHO ARE THE WOMEN WHO HAVE INSPIRED YOU IN YOUR CAREER?

First and foremost, my mother is my inspiration. She has always worked hard and been over-prepared for any task before her. She showed me HOW to be a working mom. My parents are BOTH very strong supporters, mentors, and confidantes. My father taught me that as a woman, I could achieve as much or more than men in my position. I also was inspired by my mentor, Muriel Clair. She warned me early on that the television business could be a tough one to navigate, but that if you remain focused on what you want to achieve, nothing anyone says or does can stop you from getting there. She also taught me to always take the high road and demand the respect that you worked so hard for years to earn. Her lessons have remained with me today and we talk frequently. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU OFFER TO SOMEONE INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN MEDIA, ESPECIALLY BROADCAST MEDIA?

My advice to anyone interested in broadcast media is to never give up. There is a lot to learn if you keep your eyes open and remained focused. Don’t be discouraged by anyone who tells you that you can’t do something. Find a mentor who is willing to guide you along the way. And most importantly, once you get to where you want to be, never forget where you started. Give back to your community, remain involved, and reach back to help a young person who now sees you as a person who “made it.”

ZORAIDA SAMBOLIN Co-Anchor, Weekday Edition, NBC5 News Today WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGE?

My greatest professional challenge is juggling work and family. I desperately want to be a fully engaged wife, mother, and employee. However, getting up at 1 a.m. Monday thru Friday makes it difficult to do all three well. My husband and two children know they will always be my priority in life but they can’t always be number one. I try not to drop the ball too often, but have learned lately to pace myself and say no occasionally. I also laugh at myself a lot. My breast cancer diagnosis rocked my world. I had a big pity party for an entire evening and then threw myself into understanding my disease. I am very lucky to have had an early diagnosis and the best medical treatment available. I was working at CNN at the time of my diagnosis and finally, after 2 years, feeling at home in my new role, yet I chose to leave the network and return home to Chicago. It was a very complicated decision but I knew that my first priority had to be my family. The challenge of cancer was not mine alone. My entire family walked the battle with me and, ultimately, it was crystal clear that bringing my children back to that safe environment was important. I landed at my old spot at NBC5 and my very blessed life.

TERI ARVESU News Director at Univision Chicago CHICAGO IS A CITY WITH MANY NEGATIVE NEWS STORIES. DOES YOUR JOB AFFECTS THE WAY YOU VIEW THE CITY IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?

While it is our job to report all types of news, I do not let the coverage of negative news affect my perception of this city. I am in love with Chicago.  This is by far the most sophisticated news town in the U.S. There is a need for great journalism here. Granted, we do report breaking negative news, but we at Univision Chicago pride ourselves on also reporting stories that empower our community. We serve the Latino audience with a balanced perspective that highlights our growth and development within the city. cw

To read each of the complete interviews for this feature, please visit chicago-woman.com.

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Maria Pinto By Jennifer Smith Tapp

Any quick survey of the local fashion scene will find that one label looms large above all the others. Currently celebrating 25 years in business, Maria Pinto carved out a place for Chicago fashion in the industry with her specific talent for cut and fit and the instinct for knowing exactly how women want to look (and feel), season after season. One only needs to ask A-list clients like Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey for confirmation, as well as the countless legions of professional women in the city who turn to Pinto for pitch-perfect looks for both day and night.

Unlike other designers who often list the same lofty and unattainable inspirations for their collections (think Jackie O. in Capri), Pinto is refreshingly grounded when speaking about whom she designs for and why. “I look to my clients for a reality check— how is she really living, what does she really need? My pieces have to have purpose. What makes women feel better? Fit is a big deal for us—no two size 8s are the same. I inherently understand women’s bodies.” Attend any event around the city where professional women are present and you will spot Pinto dresses on all different body types, all looking distinctly like themselves.

Pinto, a native Chicagoan, began her career after studying at the School of the Art Institute and subsequently interning with famed American designer Maria Pinto: 25 Years, an exhibition of archival pieces Geoffrey Beene in New York and photographs, is on display at the City Gallery City. “I wanted to work for a master, even if it was for in the Historic Water Tower through January 8, 2017. free,” Pinto says. In 1991, she landed back in Chicago and So what has Pinto learned about herself as an launched her eponymous label, consisting of scarves entrepreneur after 25 years? She laughs and answers and wraps. Pinto’s first client was the legendary Oak quickly: “I never have enough patience.” After a moment, Street boutique Ultimo. Pinto recalls that Ultimo she adds that she thrives on challenging herself and was pivotal in putting her on the radar. “It opened aspiring to a high level of integrity and quality for up unbelievable doors for me because of her (owner Joan Weinstein’s) respect in the industry.” Other herself and her company. “When the bar is high, the high-profile retail clients, like Barneys, Bergdorf demands are high. I am hard on myself and demanding Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue, soon followed, a of others, but hopefully in a respectful way,” she says. veritable wish list of accounts for any new designer. Moving forward into new territory in her work is Pinto soon evolved into evening wear and then addalso important for Pinto and she has added plaids to ed day pieces to her collection in 2004, after homing her collection for Fall/Winter 2016, a marked change in on a shift away from formal dressing. from her adherence to solids throughout her career. In 2010, Pinto closed her company and took a break from the industry. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, she launched M2057 in November 2015. Located in the West Loop, the boutique features a collection that marks a new take on her aesthetic and the woman she designs for. “This is about a very accessible collection. It is the same woman I was designing for and selling to before, but we are all different. After the drama of the recession and terrorism, I think we have all evolved. We are thinking about what we wear differently, we are acquiring things differently. We don’t want to sacrifice comfort or quality. 2057 embodies all of these things.”

It is no surprise that a designer who has tapped into the lives of women so deeply has a wide-ranging roster of women who have inspired her personally. Major creatives like Georgia O’Keefe, Tina Turner, and architect Zaha Hadid all rank high for her. “You can’t help but be in awe of not only how they got through not just life, but understood their creative process.” Pinto’s mother, who recently turned 100, is also an influence.” She is a force, a gale wind. She has been a huge inspiration for me.” cw

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It is safe to say that you have walked past or through one of the projects designed by Chicago architect Carol Ross Barney and her team. Since the launch of Ross Barney Architects in 1981, the firm has left its mark on CTA stations, the 606, and the ongoing project at the Riverwalk. Growing up in the late 60s, Ross Barney began thinking about architecture as a means to benefit society in a way that traditional art could not. She studied architecture at the University of Illinois and was one of only 12 women in a class of 300 in her first architecture class. After working at other firms after graduation, Ross Barney started her own company, again, at a time when many women were not principals at their own offices. “I don’t even know why I started my own company. The firm I was with was reorganizing and they organized me out. And I very naively started a business.”

CHICAGO IS UNDOUBTEDLY AN ARCHITECTURAL GEM—WHAT DOES AN ARCHITECT FIND SO INSPIRING ABOUT THE CITY?

“Chicago is my emotional center. It is the hub of modern thought, politics, and technology. This is the testing ground. It has an amazing history. Another thing that impresses me about Chicago is the diversity. Other American cities aren’t as real as Chicago. People don’t always appreciate the physical beauty.”

Speaking about the discipline of architecture, Ross Barney calls architects “the original generalists. Your education allows you to take everything in to create something. The type of problem-solving we do is particular to architects.” Cities big and small, are all working through their idea of “urban planning” and what it means for the people who interact with architecture while they navigate the city. Ross Barney views urban planning as a “framework for how we want our city to work. It is a guide to get to the vision for how we want our city to work.” Quality of life within our city is important to Ross Barney and her firm has worked with projects like Great Rivers Chicago and spent several years working with CTA. She pushes back on the notion that train stations are not architecture. “It is, though­—it is the tendon and the muscle of the city. You can almost feel it flexing. It becomes beautiful because it also becomes part of your neighborhood.” Ross Barney and her team enjoy the challenge of taking on projects like the 606 and the Riverwalk, which might not be traditionally considered architecture, like a museum, but offer much in the way of improving the lives of the people who experience it every day. cw

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GILLION CARRARA

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY, THEORY, AND CRITICISM, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. DIRECTOR, FASHION RESOURCE CENTER, SCHOOL OF THE ART I NSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. METALSMITH.

Her Influences: In arrangements on my work tables, geometry and nature inform me as to shapes and material combinations for jewelry. Her Mentor: My metals teacher, Ted Drendel, was an inspiration and an encouragement.

Most important lesson: For fashion design students—to apprentice when the position might be unpaid is essential. Honors and Accolades:

As a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism and as Founder and Director of the Fashion Resource Center, I was honored as part-time faculty Recipient of Excellence award. I have been a member of the board of Costume Colloquium, Florence, Italy, since 2012. Also, as a metalsmith I have been privileged to exhibit at ID, June Blaker, Robin Richman, and Elements in Chicago.

GRETA DE PARRY FURNITURE DESIGNER

Her Design Aesthetic:

I’m drawn to simplicity. Clean, contemporary lines, geometric shapes, natural materials, patterns and shadows cast in nature; for me, less is more.

Her Inspirations:

I'm inspired by nature and its beautiful imperfections and asperities; Wabi-sabi. I’m inspired by the Bauhaus philosophy and belief that positive impact is made on society through good design and craftsmanship.  

Elements of Successful Furniture Design: Balance, function, authenticity, and timelessness.

Honors and Accolades: • Women’s Leadership Award 2016, Freeborn & Peters LLP • Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2016, New City Magazine • Best Furniture Award 2015, Dwell Magazine 2015 • Sum + Substance Speaker 2015, Conscious Company Magazine • Style Makers of 2013, Luxe Magazine

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SHERNETT SWABY FASHION DESIGNER

Her Journey: I wanted to be a fashion designer since I was eight years old. I studied fashion design immediately after high school at the International Academy of Fashion Design and Technology. Her Motivation:

I didn't really have actual mentors, I just dreamt of being like brands like Chanel and Dior, imagined myself showing my collection in Paris and all the major fashion weeks all around world, and worked really hard toward making that happen.

ARI KRZYZEK

CO-OWNER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AND CHIEF DESIGNER, CHYKALOPHIA

On Launching Her Own Firm:

I started my career in 2009 in Bali, Indonesia. I always craved various types of design projects. When I moved to Chicago in 2011, my husband and I merged our skills and knowledge into one hub—Chykalophia.

On the Importance of Branding:

Chicago’s fashion industry would benefit from a proper Fashion Week that happens regularly and is of a competitive quality that would appeal to international buyers from retail stores to attend and view Chicago’s talent. If somehow that was possible, maybe more designers would stay in Chicago.

Having a consistent branding message reflects who you are as a business and how your audience will see you as a brand that they can trust. An easy example is seen in our daily lives at the grocery store. There are many options. If you have no idea which product or brand to trust just yet, your instinct will be to pick the one with the best package design. Why? Because not only does it look appealing from the design, but the overall branding message is on point and builds trust right away. This principle works the same as branding for yourself or company.

Honors and Accolades:

Honors and Accolades:

On Chicago’s Fashion Industry:

I was a Top 5 Finalist on Project Runway and the winner of Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Designer of the Year and Chicago Magazine’s Best Local Designer.

1st Startup Weekend Women Chicago, Top Honors 2014; The Best Product Packaging Design on The Annual Design Awards 2010.

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ELISSA TENNEY

PRESIDENT, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Her Journey as a Leader: My professional life in art education started at The New School in New York in the 1970s, eventually serving as dean and vice dean. Subsequently, I served as provost and dean at Bennington College in Vermont, then as provost of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have been incredibly fortunate to have played a leadership role at these three distinguished institutions, each of which possess an enduring commitment to having students study across disciplines, integrating their intellectual pursuits with their creative passions. Like many administrators, I didn’t necessarily think that I would follow this path. I started as a media maker but found early on that I had talent to make things happen within an organization. I relish working with others toward common goals, and these leadership positions have allowed me to do that. On Being the First Woman President at SAIC: On the one hand I think: why did it take 150 years, given that women have always been a significant and influential part of the student body and the faculty. On the other hand, to be the first woman president is truly a great honor. I would hope that the amazing young students I meet everyday at SAIC think, “Well, of course we have a woman president. Why wouldn’t we?” We have certainly come a long way since 1899 when many in the city of Chicago thought it scandalous that SAIC women students were creating a plaster model for a monumental statue of nude nymphs that sat outside the Art Institute of Chicago.

On Influential Women: Film editor Dede Allen, who turned film editing from a technical task to a creative endeavor. In 1974, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan of Texas gave a 15-minute speech as part of the Nixon impeachment hearings. I watched it on television and was blown away. Her restrained passion and eloquence, combined with her profound knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, made her the epitome of what it means to be a public servant. And then there are my two daughters, Katya and Tess. Amazing young women who remind me on a daily basis of the beauty and significance of creativity, resilience, and unconditional love. cw

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PHOTO CREDIT: STEVE EWERT

KIRSTEN MICCOLI

LINDSEY MEYERS

On Being a Creative:

On Launching Her Gallery: Beauty & Brawn has helped update the long-established gallery model, by offering Chicago a safe and progressive space for communal discussion, artist accessibility, and multi-media and inter-disciplinary performance and exhibition. I wanted to create an environment where art and culture could be discussed more so than scrutinized or dissected.

PHOTOGRAPHER

As a child I would create outfits for my dolls out of toilet paper and cut their hair into weird shapes or illustrate my own book series. I had crazy ideas and I just needed the right outlet. In high school I discovered photography and it just fit. 

Her Photography Style: The style of my personal work is whimsical and conceptual. I like visual storytelling that mixes fantasy and reality. When I shoot for clients, I like getting into their head and trying to bring their vision to life. Her Influences: Tim Walker—everything he does is magical. Aside from him, I find inspiration everywhere—from the light on the side of a building to the shape of a dress on a model.

Honors and Accolades:

My work has been featured in many magazines, including Glamour Italia and Vogue Italia. I have worked with highprofile companies and many celebrities, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, William H. Macy, John Legend, and Common. 

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OWNER, BEAUTY & BRAWN GALLERY, ARTIST, AND CURATOR

On the Importance of Public Art: I have an overly-simplistic creed that I will forever stand by: Art is for everyone. Everyone deserves beauty in their surroundings and open accessibility and exposure to such beauty is not necessarily indigenous to every aspect of this fragmented metropolis. I also hold a soft spot for those parents who cannot always afford the “cost” of culture but desire to give and to show their children the world and everything in it. I am one of those parents. Honors and Accolades:

Curating for Chicago Loop Alliance's ACTIVATE series, Curating for the SoHo House Chicago and the SoHo House Toronto, Chicago Ideas Week Co-Op Member.

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On Restaurant Spaces: The most important thing by far is functionality. Without functionality, a restaurant will not stay in business for long. However, it is our job to make this part disappear for the guest or incorporate it so it will become an attractive part of the space. Another very important element is lighting. Lighting completely determines the mood of the restaurant and helps to feature those design elements that we would like people to focus on.

Her Next Challenge: My biggest dream is to create my own lighting collection in the next few years. Lighting design has been a passion for many years now, and all of the custom designs we have created for restaurants have made me curious enough to really want to jump into this next challenge. Honors and Accolades:

Stitch 10th Annual Masquerade, February 2015, Best in Show; TimeOut Chicago Delta Burke Award for Best Designing Woman; NEWH Top ID List, 2016, 12th Hospitality Design Awards Finalist: Flooring—The Brasserie Collection. cw

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ART MOVEMENT Get inspired to explore fall’s new silhouettes with some of Chicago’s emerging designers. Photography by Kirsten Miccoli Hair by Latayvea Williford, &Blowdry Makeup by Andrea Samuels, Factor Artists Nails by Ashley Gregory, Factor Artists Styling by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews, Kit This Model, Eleanor with Factor Artwork by the Zhou Brothers Shot on location at Zhou B Arts Center

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pajamas, $725 at Department of at thisistheorder.com; 0770 corset belt, Robin Richman; Sophisticated Science pumps, $440 at Robin Richman

ABOVE: Elena Bobysheva crepe top, $685, and crepe miniskirt, $815, at Elena Bobysheva; Hero/Black mesh bomber, $280 at shopheroblack.com; Sophisticated Science necklace, $319 at Robin Richman

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“Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” —David Mamet, Boston Marriage Autumn symbolizes bounty, change, and harvest.Thanksgiving is celebrated with a bounty of family, friends, and food. Leaves change color. Many delicious crops are yielded like apples, pears, pecans, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes. If you'd much rather just eat the pie than bake it, consider one of our favorite pie shops in Chicago listed below.  by Katie Cahnmann

BANG BANG PIE SHOP

FIRST SLICE PIE CAFE

Go for the pie; stay for the biscuits!

Does outreach with youth groups, churches, community centers, schools, and more.

LOGAN SQUARE & RAVENSWOOD

BAKER MILLER Also a millhouse, meaning they mill their own flour. LINCOLN SQUARE & RAVENSWOOD MANOR

BLUE SKY BAKERY AND CAFE Socially conscious cafe that employs homeless and otherwise at-risk youth and trains them. LAKEVIEW

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PIES-N-CONES Get layers of pie à la mode in a cone with ice cream, including chicken and waffles. LAKEVIEW

HOOSIER YOUR MOMMA

SPINNING J BAKERY & SODA FOUNTAIN

A rotating menu of handmade sweet and savory pies in a retro shop

Do the timewarp at this vintage soda shop that serves up pies, too.

WEST TOWN & EVANSTON

WEST TOWN

MANNY’S DELI

PRIME AND PROVISIONS

A family tradition since the 1960s kn own for their award-winning corned beef. Also where the Obamas enjoy pie.

This steak house serves up seasonal pies as well as a classic banana cream pie.

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RIVER NORTH

JUSTICE OF THE PIES Provides job training and skill development for those facing barriers to employment. ONLINE, BASED IN CHICAGO

SWEET MANDY B’S A quaint and welcoming bakery dishing out old fashioned treats from cupcakes to pies, cookies, and more. LINCOLN PARK

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SMART + SUSTAINABLE October is National Seafood Month. Aislinn Gauchay, Assistant Director of Great Lakes and Sustainability at Shedd Aquarium talks about sustainable seafood in Chicago, why it’s important to eat sustainable seafood and how you can help. Chicago’s seafood industry has come a long way since the early days of the global sustainable seafood movement. As of late, the Chicago culinary scene is awash with sustainable seafood options for whatever you’re craving or wherever you are. This is a direct result of Chicago chefs’ drive toward establishing our city as a cutting-edge yet sustainable culinary hub. The Shedd Aquarium has been a part of this community for the past 15 years, providing expert support and easy-touse tools to any culinarian interested in making a sustainable seafood commitment. Through Shedd Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Program, the local culinary industry has been able to increase the availability of sustainable seafood in the Chicago region and raise awareness about the importance of these issues for consumers.

erything we can to protect it and ensure populations remain abundant. Shedd Aquarium is committed to serving their more than 32,000 animals restaurant-quality, sustainable seafood and encourages Chicagoans to make a similar choice at home, at the market, and while dining out. For the animal experts at the Shedd, careful attention is given to the stock-health of the wild-caught fish purchased and the practices of fish farms to ensure that the Shedd animals’ food is 100 percent sustainable, restaurant-quality seafood. For you at home, you can also harness the conservation power of your fork by using the Seafood Watch app to choose sustainably harvested seafood. Choosing to eat sustainable seafood represents a conscious choice in replenishing our oceans and properly managing our resources. Informed consumers can leave a lasting mark on the ecosystem when they are aware of where their fish comes from and make responsible, educated decisions.

National Seafood Month is a celebration of the world’s last, major, wild-caught protein source that more than 2.6 billion people depend upon globally. In the United States, the seafood industry contributes to vital economies. Consumers spend approximately $86 billion on fishery products, and the commercial fishing industry contributes To stay up-to-date on where to find sustainable seafood in $43.9 billion to our country’s Chicago follow the Shedd Aquarium Right Bite Program which gross domestic product. For this educates consumers about sustainable seafood and lists local reason, it’s important to do ev-

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RESTAURANTS SERVING SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD

DIRK’S FISH & GOURMET SHOP 2070 North Clybourn Avenue Specializing in the freshest sustainable fish and seafood in Chicago.

SMACK SHACK 326 North Morgan Street Committed to serving sustainable seafood and is a current partner in the Minnesota Zoo’s Fish Smart Program.

KINMONT 419 West Superior Street The very first sustainable fish and seafood restaurant in Chicago.

FISH BAR 2956 North Sheffield Avenue Serving a variety of sustainable seafood in sandwich, soup, and taco form.

SINK | SWIM 3213 West Armitage Avenue Focusing on serving sustainable fish and diligently checking the Seafood Watch website of California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium.

SIENA TAVERN 51 West Kinzie Street This Italian-influenced restaurant in River North has a wide menu with several sustainable plates from executive chef, Fabio Viviani.

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CLOSING THOUGHTS

in your face CONFRONTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE By K. Sujata, President and CEO, Chicago Foundation for Women

As a nation, we are quick to be outraged by celebrity encounters with domestic violence. We turn to Twitter and Facebook to fiercely vocalize our contempt toward the violent behaviors of NFL athlete Ray Rice, R&B musician Chris Brown, Governor Palin’s son Track, and more recently, actor Johnny Depp.

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WOMEN WILL FALL VICTIM TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THIS YEAR.

Unfortunately, domestic violence is more commonplace and not restricted to celebrities. 1.3 million American women will fall victim to domestic violence this year. Yet when it comes to everyday people, we hear very little public discussion. Domestic violence remains a taboo topic because it is so often viewed as a personal matter, something to be resolved between a survivor and their abuser. We saw this in Chicago recently when 25 year-old Jessica Hampton was stabbed to death on the train by Arthur S. Jones, an alleged ex-partner. Fellow passengers witnessed the harassment leading up to the attack, and subsequently filmed the brutal assault on cell phones without intervening. In communities where religious, cultural, or ethnic ties are strong, there is an even greater code of silence, stigma, and shame that prevents women from seeking help or being supported. Community-based organizations like Apna Ghar and KAN-WIN, both grantees of Chicago Foundation for Women, use cultural understanding as a tool for support. Peer-to-peer counseling, community education, and engagement dismantle the code of silence surrounding domestic violence, while also removing the perception of shame for survivors. Serving immigrant survivors of

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violence from more than fifty countries, art therapy has been an extremely helpful tool at Apna Ghar, facilitating communication and coping skills, processing trauma, and beginning the healing process. The children’s program at KAN-WIN provides a culturally sensitive and safe space for children to address their experiences of violence, and assists them with developing the skills to cope with negative feelings and resolve conflicts without using violence.

Despite the fact that these and other organizations see remarkable results, and despite the number of women who continue to be affected by domestic violence, funding at the state and federal level continues to decrease. Illinois has seen the damage of defunding firsthand. The year-long budget crisis has forced many organizations to drastically reduce services or shut their doors altogether. The time has come to shatter the antiquated, misogynistic cultural undertones that have prevented us from ending domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this time should encourage us to bring the issue out of the shadows for the sake of all women. Domestic violence is not a month-long issue, however. We need to be vigilant year-round. We need to advocate for more resources, more support, and demand a shift in cultural habits and behaviors, including no longer allowing domestic violence to be framed as a personal matter. It affects all of us. We must take bold steps as a nation to empower survivors and eradicate domestic violence in all communities, once and for all. cw

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