International Women’s Day

Celebrating Women’s Achievements and Increasing Visibility

Each year on March 8 we celebrate women-owned and/or operated businesses and organizations in Edgewater on International Women’s Day. This international movement supports great causes and helps the business community by celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against bias, and taking action for equality. A challenged world is an alert world and we can all choose to challenge gender bias and inequality. #BreakTheBias

In lieu of our Annual International Women’s Day Crawl, we presented three video presentations that highlight the strength and perseverance of many of Edgewater’s business leaders as they share their inspirational and motivating stories. Check out the video presentations below for viewing.

The Power of Friendship is a 40 minute video that showcases how three Edgewater business owners and their decades-long friendship has led not only to their own personal successes, but helped to uplift and support each other. Learn how their individual passions became a collective drive to serve their community.

Learn more about these local businesses and support the work they do by visiting them online today!
The Chicago Mosaic School and Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics
Uncommon Ground and Greenstar Brewery
Bark Bark Club and Bark Bark Club Ranch

This 40 minute panel presentation of Women in the Arts features leaders in the Edgewater theatre community. Learn what their companies have done to adapt their programming during the past year, as well as how the downtime has given many a chance to reflect on ways theaters will operate in the future.

Support these exciting Edgewater theaters and keep up to date with their upcoming productions.
Redtwist Theatre
Pivot Arts 
Raven Theatre
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble 
The Edge Theatre
Steep Theatre 

Koval Stories is a 15 minute, intimate look at the women and families behind the brand. The Koval name itself, born out of a deep desire to honor family names, means “forging ahead” or “does something new or out of the ordinary” in several languages. Hear from owner Sonat Birnecker Hart as she shares how the company has grown beyond our fair city to an international stage. Plus, get a behind the scenes look at how women have fueled this Chicago neighborhood business while balancing work life responsibilities and a deep passion for their work.

KOVAL is offering a a 10% discount on any KOVAL purchase now through 3/9 using the checkout code: IWDKOVAL. All IWD code purchases will also receive a complimentary gallon of sanitizer at pick up, to promote safety and health on this special day. Shop their online store HERE today! 

Local organizations that support women’s health and issues.

Please consider a donation to one of the nonprofits that supports women through their incredible services and programming. Learn more about the great work that these organizations do, right here in Edgewater, by visiting their websites or viewing the video features below. 

Adoption Center of Illinois
Donation Link
Adoption Center of Illinois Video

Care For Real
Donation Link
Care For Real Video

Girl Forward
Donation Link
Girl Forward Video

Loom Chicago
Donation Link
Loom Chicago Video

Syrian Community Network
Donation Link
Syrian Community Network Video

The Viola Project
Donation Link
Viola Project Acknowledgement Video 

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