AboutCloseAbout Barbara Levine Barbara is a true creative force. She started her own company, selling vintage photographs and limited edition prints, and has written several books, including her groundbreaking work: Finding Frida Kahlo.
AboutCloseAbout Stacy Ratner Stacy is a Big Thinker. Her background as a successful entrepreneur informs the amazing work she is doing with her literacy organization. Many are benefiting from her creativity.
AboutCloseAbout Wendi Miles-Boykin Wendi is a truly remarkable, hard-charging woman who has faced her share of personal obstacles. Through it all she has prevailed.
AboutCloseAbout Joan Gunzberg Joan is highly regarded for her professionalism, but it’s her sense of humor and deep dedication to the city that truly make a difference in the lives she touches.
AboutCloseAbout Mary Ann Ahern Mary Ann reports on critical, and often controversial, topics with admirable aplomb. She recently earned the Peter Lisagor Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing her extraordinary journalistic contribution to the community.
AboutCloseAbout Delmarie Cobb Delmarie is often in the hot seat working with some of the nation’s heaviest hitters in politics and community-wide. Yet she is the personification of grace under pressure. Truly something to aspire to.
AboutCloseAbout Sarah Miller Caldicott Sarah is super positive…very sincere…and exudes so much passion for helping people to learn in different ways, and work together. She truly cares and wants to bring out the best in everyone.
AboutCloseAbout Lisa Klotnia Lisa recognized that special help was needed for dogs who were considered unadoptable. She founded Chicago Canine Rescue to give these animals a chance for a new life. Over the past 12 years, Lisa has built the organization into a real force for animal welfare. She deserves tons of credit for her selfless support. This woman has truly seen it all.
AboutCloseAbout Sherren Leigh What an incredible businesswoman, networker, and social influencer! When Sherren touches something, she transforms it for the better.
AboutCloseAbout Joan Steltmann Joan has that rare quality of presence – the ability to walk into a crowded room and control the conversation with grace and passion.
AboutCloseAbout Robin Winer Robin is hard driving and compassionate. Through her career she has faced many marketing challenges. Yet she has remained at her best through every adversity…with an attitude of “Let them be damned, I am moving forward!”
AboutCloseAbout Kate Maddox Kate knows what it’s like to climb that ladder. She started as a reporter, then editor, and is now executive editor of a major business publication.
AboutCloseAbout Larisa Drake Larisa stands out as an exceptional, brilliant marketer and leader. She radiates calm. Personifies down-to-earth common sense. And exudes intelligence in an irresistible, warm and friendly manner. Quite simply, she is a true rarity…genuine in every way.
AboutCloseAbout Melissa Bean During her Congressional years, and now leading The Executives’ Club of Chicago, Melissa Bean has always embodied that admirable quality of being a very poised lady, with a “no bull” attitude. Something every lady should aspire to.
AboutCloseAbout Dawn Geras Most recently recognized with a Women of Vision award by the Women’s Bar Association of IL, Dawn is a philanthropic, multi-award-winning powerhouse. Her devotion to helping newborn babies in Illinois is inspiring.
AboutCloseAbout Susan Abbott Gidel Susan is a surprising study in contrasts. She has found a way to balance her left and right brains perfectly throughout her career. She now has her own business, bravely setting along a new path based on passion and an unbending will to succeed.
AboutCloseAbout Susan Kryl Susan Kryl is a direct marketing trailblazer – fearless in her ability to lead and embrace change. She has been a role model for so many, and has proven her capacity as an agent of evolution for the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing – an organization she is now leading as President for the second time.
AboutCloseAbout Rebecca MacKay Rebecca is an incredibly talented individual who kept her nose to the grindstone and achieved a great deal (VP) in a very short time – all while juggling the joys and demands of two young children. A successful working mom? That’s always kick-ass!
AboutCloseAbout LoriLee Sadler Bielski LoriLee never veers from her core values. She’s a strong leader, dedicated partner, and valued contributor in all of her endeavors.
AboutCloseAbout Paula Scheller Paula is fearless. She resonates strength. She is admired for her candor, confidence, keen intellect and great laugh. A natural born leader, Paula demonstrates how to make sound decisions, get things done and exceed every goal.
AboutCloseAbout Sophia Reyes David Sophia’s ambitious spirit in business, and the creative talent she brings to the table, is truly remarkable. She made fashion her passion from an early age and it has never wavered. Her dedication is admirable and inspiring.
AboutCloseAbout Pattie Cagney Sheehan After losing her Mom to breast cancer, Patty reimagined how she would leverage her own talents. She turned that loss into a wonderful new service business – helping women who are recovering from breast cancer to find their inner and outer beauty again.
AboutCloseAbout Lee Botts Lee is proof of the power of one voice making a big impact. As the founder of a once-small citizen’s organization – now, the formidable Alliance for the Great Lakes – she has made many meaningful changes in these last 40 years. She is a hero to environmentalists and lovers of clean water everywhere.
AboutCloseAbout Dana Schueller Dana has proven to be an inspiring leader in everything she does. She approaches challenges head-on and is willing to help those in need regardless of the personal commitment required.
AboutCloseAbout Amy Shivvers Amy’s confidence and ability to translate diverse opinions into true action is an incredibly unique skill. The headedness she demonstrates in meetings is truly something to aspire to.
AboutCloseAbout Nancy Ronquillo Nancy is an articulate and powerful advocate for children in need. Her organization serves thousands of kids statewide and she is simply superb at keeping them top of mind with funders, politicians and the many other constituencies who impact their lives.
AboutCloseAbout Jessica George Jess has always been her own woman. She does what she wants to do, and has the charisma to rally others to work with her. She makes things happen. Amazing things.
AboutCloseAbout Andrea Crews To put it simply, Andrea gets things done. What more do you need from a kick-ass woman?
AboutCloseAbout Deb Giampoli Deb has done a great job advancing her career and remaining strong through an ever-changing corporate environment – while still managing to stay on top. She is totally a winner.
AboutCloseAbout Aileen Robinson Aileen works for the Chicago Police Department as a tireless advocate for women and children’s safety in the community. In fact, she has been honored as a remarkable Chicago woman by the Chicago Commission on Human Relations.
AboutCloseAbout Eugenie Johnson Eugenie has impressive creative and business credentials, but most importantly, she expresses incredible empathy and love for other people.
AboutCloseAbout Liz Brohan As Co-CEO of CBD Marketing, Liz is one of the two people who inspired this book. Liz is a kick-ass woman because she manages to face any crisis situation with a smile on her face and a passion to help the people who work for her to be their best selves.
AboutCloseAbout Lori Colman As Co-CEO and Founder of CBD Marketing, Lori is one of the two people who inspired this book. With her straightforward approach, keen ability to cut to the chase, and supremely dry sense of humor, Lori has mastered the fine art of actually kicking ass.