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Chef Chat

Written on August 5, 2014 at 7:04 pm, by

Step Up’s Chef Chat, posted each week leading up to Shine & Dine, features discussions with Chicago’s top chefs who will be offering exclusive tastings at the August 7 culinary event benefiting Step Up’s programs that ignite girls to fulfill their potential. Today’s edition highlights Eric Mansavage from Farmhouse and Tim Davidson from Troquet River  Continue Reading »

College Dorm Room Basics

Written on August 1, 2014 at 10:06 pm, by

Kristin Borostyan is a Luminary Circle member of Step Up and the CEO and founder of Real College Knowledge, where she helps families with the transition to college by providing pioneering solutions so students don’t flounder during their first year.  In preparation for The Container Store’s Grand Opening at Farmers Market on August 9 –  Continue Reading »

Modeling School

Written on July 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm, by

CEO Jenni Luke In this monthly column, Step Up CEO Jenni Luke shares her take on mentorship through role modeling. Between the end of January and the end of June, I went on seven business trips and relocated across the country from Los Angeles to NYC. All positive things but I was tired and felt  Continue Reading »

Luminary Circle Member of the Month: New York’s Marietta Daniel

Written on June 17, 2014 at 10:42 pm, by

A longtime advocate for women and progressive causes, it is no wonder Luminary member Marietta Daniel has made such an impact with the Step Up organization. Marietta joined Step Up last September and is an active presence at member events and serves as both a Young Luminary mentor and a member of the Teen Programs  Continue Reading »

Luminary Circle Members of the Month: Los Angeles’ Mariah Brandt + Kimberly Buffington

Written on April 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm, by

Step Up is grateful for the support of long-time Luminary Circle members Mariah Brandt and Kimberly Buffington, partners at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. These successful ladies are part of Step Up’s founding supporters, paving the way for our community of inspiring women with their commitment and generosity. By advocating for Step Up at work, they brought  Continue Reading »