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The Ambition Decisions: What Women Know About Work, Family, and the Path to Building a Life

Hana Schank

Public Interest Technology Fellow at New America and Author

Elizabeth Wallace

Freelance Content Creator and Author

Jan 17 2019

Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side

Eve Ewing, Ed.D.

Poet, Visual Artist, Essayist, Author, and Assistant Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Dec 12 2018

Know Thyself: Using Your Uniqueness to Create Success

Karamo Brown

Culture expert on the Emmy-winning Netflix show Queer Eye and Author

Dec 5 2018

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

William R. Stixrud, Ph.D

Clinical Neuropsychologist and Founder, The Stixrud Group

Ned Johnson

Author, Speaker and Founder, PrepMatter

Nov 13 2018

Heritage Baking: An Evening with Hewn’s Head Baker, Ellen King

Ellen King

Head Baker and Co-Owner, Hewn Heritage Baking

Nov 5 2018

After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of School Reform

Andrea Gabor

Bloomberg Chair of Business Journalism, Baruch College, City University of New York

Oct 22 2018

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

Ingrid Fetell Lee

Former Design Director, IDEO, and Founder, “The Aesthetics of Joy”

Oct 16 2018