Starting, building and operating a business is difficult. And that’s the understatement of the century. It’s scary, exhausting, emotionally and often financially draining and yet, we can’t imagine doing anything else. We are female founders, and we should be so proud of the incredible things we are creating from nothing.

Community is one of the most powerful tools at our disposal as business owners. A group of peers can be helpful to crowdsource ideas and solutions, provide emotional support, celebrate each other’s successes and cross-promote each other’s work and events. That is why we created Founding Females, a completely free digital and in-person community here in Chicago for female entrepreneurs and freelancers.

How Founding Females Operates

Quarterly get-togethers over different virtual event platforms

Monthly email with helpful resources and event and product promotions on behalf of the community

There is no commitment required to be a part of Founding Females. Attend the events that work for you. All we ask is that you come with a genuine interest in supporting the other female founders and that you will be generous with your ideas and support!


This newsletter comes on on the first Friday of the month and contains words of wisdom from Founders in our community, helpful hacks and resources.

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