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  • Kathleen Henson, founder/CEO, Henson Consulting, on debunking the balance myth. Let’s just get this out on the table. I’ve never bought into this whole ‘balance’ thing. To be frank, I...

    Balance? Hah.

    Kathleen Henson, founder/CEO, Henson Consulting, on debunking the balance myth. Let’s just get this out on the table. I’ve never bought into this whole ‘balance’ thing. To be frank, I...

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  • Rebecca Gruenspan’s dream was to become a mother, something she’d wished and hoped for most of her life. So when she married at age 23, she thought her dream was...

    The Adoption Option

    Rebecca Gruenspan’s dream was to become a mother, something she’d wished and hoped for most of her life. So when she married at age 23, she thought her dream was...

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  • Throughout my career at BMO Harris and in my current role as president/CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), I’ve seen many women start a business while working full-time....

    Start a Startup on the Side

    Throughout my career at BMO Harris and in my current role as president/CEO of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), I’ve seen many women start a business while working full-time....

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  • Dreams of being your own boss and doing something you love may inspire you to start your own company, but to be successful in the long term, you need to...

    Starting Your Company

    Dreams of being your own boss and doing something you love may inspire you to start your own company, but to be successful in the long term, you need to...

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  • CEO, 1871 How’s this for impressive? Digital guru Howard Tullman has a technology career spanning over four decades. He recently retired as chairman of Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, Chicago’s premier digital...

    Howard Tullman

    CEO, 1871 How’s this for impressive? Digital guru Howard Tullman has a technology career spanning over four decades. He recently retired as chairman of Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, Chicago’s premier digital...

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  • Liz Kulin is founder of PiecesofThere.com, a Chicago-based e-commerce site that sells unique care packages. TCW sits down with Ms. Kulin to get the scoop on the company and learn...

    Pieces of There

    Liz Kulin is founder of PiecesofThere.com, a Chicago-based e-commerce site that sells unique care packages. TCW sits down with Ms. Kulin to get the scoop on the company and learn...

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  • She hasn’t watched TV in 15 years – maybe that’s one clue on how she’s perfected her work-life balance. As CEO of The Conservation Center – one of the nation’s...

    Heather Becker

    She hasn’t watched TV in 15 years – maybe that’s one clue on how she’s perfected her work-life balance. As CEO of The Conservation Center – one of the nation’s...

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  • Jim Ziolkowski’s life forever changed after traveling to developing countries over 20 years ago. Upon returning to the U.S., he left his corporate career in finance and devoted his life...

    Can One Person Change the World?

    Jim Ziolkowski’s life forever changed after traveling to developing countries over 20 years ago. Upon returning to the U.S., he left his corporate career in finance and devoted his life...

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  • Pat Borg has applied principles taken from the C-suite to brand his business. “If you don’t get up every morning excited about your business, get out of it – fast,”...

    Lessons Learned with Pat Borg

    Pat Borg has applied principles taken from the C-suite to brand his business. “If you don’t get up every morning excited about your business, get out of it – fast,”...

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  • “I just found out my certification was approved…now what?” This is a question Freida Curry, director of the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC),...

    “I’m Certified, Now What?”

    “I just found out my certification was approved…now what?” This is a question Freida Curry, director of the Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC),...

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