Chicago is leading the race in women’s empowerment. The city is known as a powerhouse of strong women in leadership positions across different industries. In this article, we will list some of the most powerful women from business, education, government and legislature.

  1. Margo Georgiadis

Margo Georgiadis is a rockstar among the women who have championed the need to get girls into STEM. She is serving as the President of The Americas for Google. Before the current role, she was the head of global sales operations for the search giant. She sits on the board of several corporations and universities.

  1. Lisa Madigan

Lisa Madigan is the first female attorney general of Illinois. She is also the longest-serving attorney general in the country. Madigan has championed the cause of protecting consumers from fraud and unsafe products. She got her JD from Loyola University and is considered to be one of the most powerful women in Chicago.

  1. Laura Ricketts

Chicago women excel not only in business and government but also in sports and management. As the co-owners of the Chicago Cubs, Laura Ricketts is a shining example of a woman from a modest background who rose to the top. She also chairs the Cubs Charities and LPAC, the first lesbian super PAC.

  1. Michelle Obama

The last on our list is one of the most powerful voices in the world, former first lady Michelle Obama. An Illinois local, Obama graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Obama was one of the most active first ladies in the White House, championing the cause of better nutrition for children and fighting childhood obesity. Her initiative “Let’s Move!” is considered to be one of the most popular and successful movements against childhood obesity.

There are hundreds of women who are inspiring others to move ahead in life.