What better way to kick start spring and close Women’s Month by helping and supporting women in your community!? We’ve given you an extensive list of resources that you can participate in, buy or learn from. Check them out below!
Support women-owned businesses in your local area
We’ve narrowed down five of the coolest local shops in your neighborhood, all owned and run by women. Why go to the nearest H&M or Zara when you can find one-of-a-kind and budget-friendly items that support the worldwide tribe of women?
Milk Handmade – Milk Private Label is a clothing line supporting independent designers from Chicago. The perfect one-stop-shop for easy-to-wear pieces and gift ideas.
Una Mae – If you’re in search of quality vintage pieces ranging from clothing to household items, Una Mae’s is your trusted destination. It has earned a strong reputation since its establishment in 1997 due to its consistent quality and its wide array of choices.
Felt – An inspiring story of two women’s strong rapport that flourished into becoming business partners and creating Felt, a women’s clothing brand focused on building long-lasting relationships and personalized service. This is proof that strong bonds can grow into something even more meaningful and impactful.
P45 – This women-led team pays close attention to detail in curating a collection with a little something for everybody. Their timeless yet individualistic pieces have us sold.
Birdseye rule – Strongly connected to their family heritage, this woman-owned business has a refreshing, femme-forward creative twist. Echoing the meaning of family, we sense a general theme of care and responsibility within their product range.
Head over to last year’s blog, to check out more women-owned shops based in Chicago.
Learn from organizations, network, and donate to causes for women’s education, professional development, and representation in all industries
The Chicago network – Empowering women of all colors and backgrounds to lead.
Women Employed – This organization’s mission is to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity. Their work focuses on effecting policy changes, expanding educational opportunities and advocating for inclusive work environments for all.
The Funding Circle – For all our future female world leaders, this is the most updated list of resources for female entrepreneurs seeking business loans. Finances shouldn’t stop you from building your dream business.
Cause the Effect – This professional organization provides you with a plethora of knowledge on non-profits helping women in Chicago and around the world.
The Chicago Foundation for Women – This organization invests all its efforts in promoting safe, just and healthy communities for girls and women to thrive in.
Sarah’s Circle – Check this nonprofit out to help end homelessness for women in Chicago. Thousands of women have received support since 1979.
Most Popular Chicago Women Non-profits and Charities – Your go-to and most extensive list of resources to help girls and women in Chicago and worldwide.
Reach out to women in your circle
It’s simple, it’s easy to do and has a big impact. Calling and checking in on the women in your circle, helping a busy neighbor with her children or sending a care package to your grandma all go a long way. Reach out, be present and show empathy. Whether you believe in karma or not, spreading love and support can only lead to good things in our books.
Here are other local organizations accepting donations. Your unwanted items, more often than not, help and support women and families in your community and worldwide. Several little gestures contribute greatly to your city’s economy and society.
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