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Celebrate Women’s History Month with these 10 Empowering Events

With International Women’s Day right around the corner, it is essential to highlight events across the city of Chicago that celebrate Boss Babes, #WCW’s, and inspirational women shattering glass ceilings and reshaping history. Check out the list of 10 empowering events that celebrate women all month long.

Glass Basement: Night of Improv From Women Comics

Every  Thursday | March | 8:00 p.m.

iO Theater | 1501 N. Kingsbury St. | $71500652040-Glass_Basment_tickets.jpg

Laugh out loud with a few fabulous women at iO theater’ s Glass Basement event seriesAn improv show featuring members from various comedic improv powerhouses. For performance details and ticket information, visit the website.

Women’s History Month Mixer

Tuesday | March 20th | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

evolveHer | 358 W Ontario St. | Free28514905_10160089279780261_6551522776893588404_o.jpgJoin the Women’s Business Development Center for an empowering panel discussion with some of Chicago’s most successful female entrepreneurs. Meet other women business owners in the Chicago community as they share their passions and success. For more information, check out their event page.


International Women’s Day: Creating New Opportunities For Women of Color

Thursday | March 8th | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

DuSable Museum of African-American History | 740 E 56th Pl. |$25 – $10027973125_797737160430799_4695711108284609646_n.jpg

Lunch and learn with some of the city’s most influential leaders during the Global Strategists Association’s 5th Annual International Women’s Day Luncheon. Global Strategists Association “is an organization working to increase global engagement, training, and support necessary for thought leaders within the African diaspora.” The panel will include speakers from community foundations to policy makers, working in the shared economy. To learn more about the speakers for the event and to purchase tickets, visit the event page here.

Womyn Like Us

Thursday | March 8th | 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

WeWork National Building |125 South Clark St.| Free

Join VOXX, Off-Kilter. and WeWork for their collaborative panel discussion, Womyn Like Us. The event will focus on creativity, inclusion, and shared experiences of womyn-hood in the modern age. Panelist includes local designers, creative directors, and editorial directors. Light refreshments and good vibes will be provided. Be sure to visit the event page for more event details and to register for this free event.


International Women’s Day event – In Pursuit of Liberty

Sunday | March 11th | 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Woman Made Gallery | 2150 South Canalport Ave. |

Woman Made Gallery hosts “IN PURSUIT OF LIBERTY,” an afternoon of films, performance, and discussions by, and about women, in honor of International Women’s Day. The exhibit “Woman Made Midwest Open” will be on view in the gallery throughout the event. The event is free, with a $10 suggested donation. Program schedule and other details available here.

International Women’s Day event – In Pursuit of Liberty

Tuesday | March 20th | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Chez | 247 E Ontario St. | $25 – $

Beauty lovers! Meet some of the best service providers in the city while you mingle with other Chicago women during Chicago Woman Magazine’s Beautious event. The event will feature mini treatments, an opportunity to meet local brands, one-on-one consultations with professionals, a swag bag, bubbly and bites plus more! Save your spot at this mid-month happy hour by registering for the event here.


A Conversation with Eloquii CEO Mariah Chase

Wednesday | March 7th | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Eloquii | 520 North Michigan Ave. | $

Eloquii, the online retailer continues to fill the 18 billion dollar gap of the plus size market with fashion-forward options for women with curves. This month, the CEO of Eloquii (Mariah Chase) will make her way to the store’s brick and mortar location in Chicago for an evening of drinks and conversation. Register here to attend this highly anticipated event.

Behind the Boom: Keynote and Conversation with Angie Bastian

Thursday | March 15th | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Motorola Mobility LLC | 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza |

Join Women at the Mart, a grassroots, multi-company, collaborative initiative to share resources for programming that develops, retains and motivates female talent for their third event featuring Angie Bastian, founder of Angie’s Boomchickapop (recently acquired by Conagra Brands). Hear Angie’s entrepreneurial story of growing her small popcorn business from Mankato, MN to one of the top-selling gourmet snack brands on the market. Register for the free event here.

Behind the Boom: Keynote and Conversation with Angie Bastian

Sunday | March 18th | 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jones College Prep |  700 S State St. |  $25 – $

Celebrate the release of Lifting as they Climbed: Mapping a History of Black Women on Chicago’s South Side – A Self-Guided Tour, with a tour of locations on the South Side of Chicago related to Black Women’s contributions to building the city of Chicago. This publication features some Black women who contributed to the development of Chicago from the mid-19th century to today. Some include Marjorie Stewart Joyner, Mary Richardson Jones, Ida B Wells-Barnett, Margaret Burroughs, Alice C Browning, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elder Lucy Madden Smith, Mary G Evans, Bessie Coleman, Fannie Barrier Williams, Nora Holt and many more. More details and tour information available here.


She Did That. Documentary Sneak Peek and Fireside Chat

Saturday | March 10th | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

evolveHer| 358 W Ontario St | $25


An extension of the popular, online lifestyle destination known as In Her Shoes, founder Renae Bluitt’s first cinematic project, She Did That, explores the passionate pursuits of four fly, female entrepreneurs. Taking an intimate peek inside their lives, each woman shares a powerful testimony as to how true grit and perseverance set the stage for ultimate success. Each woman spotlighted in ‘She Did That.’, has become a well-respected industry thought a leader who continuously raises the glass ceiling for future generations, all of which the documentary outlines through exclusive, never-seen-before footage. Be sure to check out the event page for more event information and registration details.

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