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In our line of work, we see no shortage of talented, smart women thriving and getting ahead. Unfortunately, that's not always the case in other industries. It's a good thing, then, that Chicago is a breeding ground for all sorts of glass-ceiling crackers. From tech-perts to film pros, these fierce women are producing innovative, empowering, and thought-provoking work that resonates beyond our great city. There's no doubting what Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Oprah have done for us, but the 10 power players ahead are setting the bar for
women people everywhere. Yes, friends, a boys’ club, this is not.
Illustrated by Emily Kowzan