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One woman shares the lessons she’s taking away from three years of trying to get pregnant.

The campaign director shares her insight into fundraising and being an effective leader.

From biking to canoeing, these groups will help you experience all Indiana has to offer this summer.

What does the start of summer have in store for you, astrologically speaking?

Stow away the screens, break out the conversation starters, and take your family dinners to the next level with these smart tips for keeping the whole clan engaged.

Keep yourself and your family busy all season with these helpful tips.

From handling public relations to making sure photographers were fed and even tracking down a ukulele, these four Hoosiers each had a hand in making this year’s NCAA basketball tournament a triumph for the city.

The Muncie native shares how babysitting ended up starting her interior design career.

One woman shares why reclaiming her name changed way more than just her signature.

How one encounter in Germany changed the former soldier and current executive director of the National Guard Association’s perspective on what it means to be an American.

Brittany Kobayashi’s Old Gold Barbeque truck is a must-visit this summer.

Co-founder Laura Davenport lets us in on what makes this business so special, including its majority female staff.

These delicious desserts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Bring us all the food from the ocean, please and thank you.

The Indy Women in Food co-founders will be the featured guests on May 25 when they will chat about creating a community, how to support women in the Indy food scene, and the role of equity and justice in food.

It’s a struggle for many of us…and Jenn Lisak Golding has some very smart thoughts on the matter she’d like to share.

The Spice Slanger and creator of the FoodLoveTog blog isn’t afraid to bring flavor back into the kitchen.

This roundup has everything you need to get inspired to get back out into the world—as long as you’re following all safety guidelines, of course.

The key to keeping your home cool this summer is ventilation.

She credits yoga with saving her from an eating disorder, so now she’s sharing her practice to help others.

Get to know the most delicious spots in Indy through the eyes of these women

Here’s everything you need to know to keep your skin at its best this summer.

Meet the mom of twins with a fiery passion for education.

Indy’s top home and design experts reveal the outdoor trends they think are worth investing in if you’re looking to upgrade.

Owner Shelly Henley’s delicious Carmel bakery is staffed by autistic employees.

What’s in store for you this month, astrologically speaking?

It’s time to dig into those personal finances with some expert tips. Your wallet will thank you.

It’s been quite a year for moms—and some celebrating of all they do is definitely in order.

You don’t have to be a mom to care about these important facts and potentially save a life.

No matter your age, now is the perfect time to start taking steps to maintain your health and stay in tune with your body.

This Indy Maven editorial board member’s work with immigrant communities is so so important—and inspiring.

From green products to environmental practices, these Mavens will inspire you to live a more eco-friendly life.

We have all the recipes you need to elevate your cookbook this season.

Kelleigh Irwin Fagan, a partner at CCHA Sports Law, gives us the rundown on what their all-female legal team is up to—and what may be changing soon when it comes to college athletics.

Yes, you can make an impact with your choices—and we’ve got a few easy tips to get you started.

At the age of 80, the former resident of Columbus, Indiana is now headlining her very first museum exhibition. We simply love to see it.

The former journalist shares her insights on the ever-evolving industry and how to stay calm in high-stress situations.

The Indy-based artist is brightening up the state one mural at a time.

The creator of Eighty One Face + Body shares her story, her passion, and how her grandmother’s advice is always a guiding force.

We’ve got great tips that can even end up saving you money too.

Learn how to make your own refreshing drinks or where to find them around town.

We spoke to four Indianapolis-area vintage clothing enthusiasts to get their tips on how to thrift with an expert and eco-friendly eye.

Bring your greenery back to life or start a garden for the first time with these helpful tips.

Owner Terri Smith’s latest outpost at Bottleworks has a menu full of treatments you will want to try ASAP.

The corporate employee turned personal chef dishes on all things MasterChef, Gordon Ramsay, and the toughest ingredient to work with.

How can we, as women, make sure we don’t lose ourselves as we try to be so many things to so many people?

The pandemic shredded our sense of security—and Jessica Gershman is here to help us ease out into the world again.

Karen Kennedy shares the very personal story of how her relationship with her wife brought her a sense of calm during this most turbulent of years.

From landing a post-graduation job amid sky-high unemployment rates to solo-traveling abroad. What can she not do?

Need some new music in your life? DJ Gabby Love has got you covered every week.

Whether you live in an apartment or a house with a yard, you can bring this popular way of becoming more sustainable into your life.

She started out as a waitress fresh out of college and eventually became the editor-in-chief of a newspaper. Talk about hustle.

One woman’s story of how the Indiana creative institution changed her life—and helped her find her voice.

Women are very much leading the way in the performing arts—and we can’t wait to see how stage productions make a comeback in the year ahead.

These women are sure to entertain and inspire you.

The saleswoman-turned-muralist talks community engagement, big upcoming projects, and life as an artist.

She’s the go-to lighting designer who sets the mood for some of our town’s most amazing performances—and she’s sharing the secrets to her process with us.

Need some new music in your life? DJ Gabby Love has got you covered every week.

Need a new meal to try? Abbi Merriss, chef and partner at Bluebeard, is here to show us how to make her famous recipe.

This is shaping up to be a spring and summer like no other—and we’re ready to dress for it.

How designers from around the city came together with Polina Osherov and PATTERN to create a unique cut-and-sew facility for the city’s burgeoning fashion industry.

She originally wanted to be a journalist, but oh how the tables turned after graduation.

Need some new music in your life? DJ Gabby Love has got you covered every week.

Get excited for spring fashion with these stylish women.

Get to know this amazing Indy organization that’s kind of like Camp Rock, but better.

This rising rap star in Indy is drawing comparisons to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

The owner of Dream Dinners dishes on picky eaters, the importance of family meals, and how to make them fun—especially after a year of serious togetherness.

There are a few basic tips everyone needs to know, so we met with Amanda at Jiffy Lube of Indiana to get the scoop on all things auto.

Join (for free!) on March 8 to hear a discussion focused on social justice work by athletes at both the collegiate and professional—with panelists like Indiana Fever star Jantel Lavender, who we chatted with ahead of the event.

There are a few basic tips everyone needs to know, so we met with Amanda at Jiffy Lube of Indiana to get the scoop on all things auto.

Jayne During likes to fly by the seat of her pants to find new, diverse art to introduce to the community.

Our city is unique in many ways, and it’s about to be on display for the world to see as March Madness comes to town.

Spring is just around the corner, so let’s see what the stars have planned for you.

Listen, we could all use a pick-me-up right about now.

Staying in comfy clothes all day might be the dream, but it costs more than you’d think.

Indy will soon play home to a whole lot of basketball as the Big Ten and NCAA hold their tournaments here—and Myer and the Indiana Sports Corp are in the middle of all the action.

Liven up your feed with the beautiful creations from these talented women.

The “I’ll Have Another” podcast hosts talks about her new parenting-themed show “Why Is Everyone Yelling”.

One woman’s personal story of caring for ailing father, her children, and if she’s lucky, herself, all during a global pandemic.

Meet the mother of two with a passion for economic development in Indiana—and a serious love of Harry Potter.

If you’re thinking of getting hitched (or know someone that is), read this helpful info from Jennifer Hughes, a partner at the law firm Church Church Hittle + Antrim.

There are so many great spots to drop some hard-earned cash in this bustling suburb.

We’re launching a new series: Sh!t You Should Know. Our first installment features Hope Plumbing.

Who needs historical fiction when we’ve got the real thing right here? Talk about relationship goals.

We spoke to four Indianapolis-area mental health professionals about their best tips for setting clear and healthy limits that can help you stand up for yourself, improve your relationships, and spend your time doing what’s important to you.

This Realtor might just sell you on swapping your car out for a bike.

The therapist, business owner, and podcast host talks non-linear paths to success, the lies we tell ourselves, and turning criticism into curiosity.

From keeping you healthy to cheering you up on a bad day, a shelter pet is waiting to be your best friend.

Meet Julia May Carson a congresswoman and power broker.

Yes, that is a real thing and it’s well worth your time to put some thought into how you interact with all the “stuff” that surrounds you.

These Indianapolis restaurants are offering carryout and socially distanced dine-in dinner options you can enjoy stress-free.

The founder of the Pavilion at Pan Am and event planner extraordinaire shares her insight into the industry and Indianapolis.

She’s got big plans for the downtown Indy staple and we’re very excited about all of them.

There’s something for every palate at this sure-to-be hotspot. Be sure to bring your appetite.

Do you know a woman that has changed your life? It’s time to let her know! Pick up a pen and send it with love.

From virtual escape rooms and rental cabins to throwing axes and hunting for ghosts, there’s a local option for every vibe.

From low maintenance requirements to great parking spaces, going electric has so many great benefits.

From beer cheese queso dip to homemade corndogs, these delish treats will be the MVP of your spread.

What can the stars and the moon tell you about the second month of 2021? We can’t wait to find out.

The founder of BE INspired Creative dishes on balancing work life with mom life.

These Indianapolis restaurants are offering carryout and socially distanced dine-in dinner options you can enjoy stress-free.

Women, frankly, don’t talk about money as much as we should. We think it’s time to change that.

We got some expert tips on weaving Ultimate Gray and Illuminating (a sunny yellow) into your interior design vibe in the year ahead.

This year’s event, “Black by Popular Demand,” puts a dozen Black female artists in the spotlight.

The Joy Pilot CEO might just inspire you to start your own small business and travel the globe—when it’s safe, of course.

Ruchi Shah shares her entrepreneurial journey and why, for her, “chai is home.” Plus, lots of tasty treats you’ll want to try, stat.

We spoke to two Indianapolis mental health professionals who helped us understand warning signs to look out for and positive actions you can take if you or someone you know is feeling down.

Our editor-in-chief took herself to The Conrad for a night of much-deserved relaxation. You should definitely consider it, too.

We’ve got our eyes on these fantastic Hoosiers and the exciting projects they have in the works for the coming year.

The speech therapist and business owner lets us in on her innovative way of working with kids, how to get a career like hers, and the best advice she’s ever received.

The Creating Space for You CEO and lifelong Indy resident teases her January Indy Maven event, debunks common self-care myths, and shares how to actually reach your goals this year.

With alcohol sales on a steep incline across America, Maura Malloy shares her very personal story of sobriety and its place in her life.

We’re picking the brains of Indy Mavens with a new question each month to help us all get to know each other better.

Have you been thinking about downloading TikTok, but weren’t sure where to even begin? Our intrepid Indy Maven interns have you covered with this user-friendly primer to the app dominating youth culture.

If Robert Vane’s podcast isn’t already in your regular rotation, add it ASAP. You can thank us later.

Listen, everything is (still) uncertain right now—but it’s a new year and we’re ready to take all the astrological guidance we can get.

As part of our “Winterize Yourself” series, Maria Baer, The Baer Minimalist, taught us eight tips for organizing wrapping supplies.

Brooke Csukas of Uncommonly Styled, along with Kelli Bastin, shows you how to create the festive tablescape of your dreams.

Kimberly Shrack, owner of Hoopla! Letters, teaches us how to address envelopes in style—a skill that is extremely handy these days.

Style Riot owner Laura Walters offered tips on the best in cozy chic fashion this season.

Refine YOU owner Kim Goletz offers tips on how to get through the winter in a healthier way.

We hope these free downloads serve as a reminder that as you navigate through this crazy world, Indy Maven is here for you.

There are so many things we can’t wait to leave behind in 2020. But this year also taught us all about what to hold onto as well—from lessons to lifestyle changes.

Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate the winter season in Indianapolis? Our friends at Visit Indy have just the thing for you.

2020 was stressful enough, so take some of the “What to buy?” worry off your plate with these local gift ideas.

Here’s everything Jennifer Hughes, a family law attorney at CCHA, wants you to know right now.

From potted plants to weighted blankets, here’s what the pros predict will be hot in home design and décor next year.

Sex toy sales have been “buzzing” since COVID-19 hit—here are some expert picks for what to choose if you’re in the market.

Satisfy all those holiday cravings and support local food providers.

Ever dreamed of writing a book? This publishing CEO has some fantastic advice for you.

We’ve rounded up 22 restaurants where you can order local carryout holiday dinners this year. Bon appetit! 

Make the day of your own grandparents or a senior you don’t even know in our community with these easy ideas.

From electric cars to refillable soaps, there are lots of easy ways you can be socially responsible and kinder to the environment. 

From personalized pinky rings to chain link accents, Petite G’s Dana Friedman shares what pieces to wear this season—and how to style them.

The communications guru with a brilliant mind and a generous heart shares her business secrets—and Indy’s best-kept foodie secret. 

2020 was stressful enough, so take some of the “What to buy?” worry off your plate with these local gift ideas.

2020 was stressful enough, so take some of the “What to buy?” worry off your plate with these local gift ideas.

We hope these free downloads serve as a reminder that as you navigate through this crazy world, Indy Maven is here for you.

2020 was stressful enough, so take some of the “What to buy?” worry off your plate with these local gift ideas.

Listen, everything is uncertain right now—but we’ll still be looking to the stars for some guidance.

Put your pod in the car, crank up the tunes, and take in the twinkling magic of the season.

Gang Gang is a new arts and culture startup that could change the city’s landscape. We chat with its co-founder about all she hopes to accomplish.

Check out these local Indianapolis beauty treats for the holidays!

We’re sure you have still have lots of holiday shopping to do—and local is definitely the way to go this year. Well, and any year. 

We caught up with Janet Easley to see how she’s adjusted her 2020 Thanksgiving plans, which usually involve a free dinner for 10,000 guests at the Watkins Family Center in Indianapolis.

Here’s how to combat those pesky seasonal blues. Yes, you can do it—even in the midst of a global pandemic.

The podcaster and mom of four serves up some serious goals—and might even convince you to take up running.

We’re picking the brains of Indy Mavens with a new question each month to help us all get to know each other better.

2020 was stressful enough, so take some of the “What to buy?” worry off your plate with these local gift ideas.

Our fall communications and marketing intern, Kylie Stine, shares a few of her current Indianapolis faves.

Some of this information may surprise you—and spur you into action.

The writer-turned-Realtor® talks planning a COVID wedding, her favorite Thanksgiving dish, and her best-kept real estate secrets.

The temps are dropping, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up that gardening hobby you picked up during quarantine.

Listen, everything is uncertain right now—but we’ll still be looking to the stars for some guidance.

Our editor-in-chief reflects on her crazy year so far—including the arrival of baby Ethan. Even if you didn’t give birth in 2020, you might just relate.

We hope these free downloads serve as a reminder that as you navigate through this crazy world, Indy Maven is here for you.

The Indiana Originals co-founder talks shopping local, her ideal dinner party guest, and what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Executive Editor Abby Gardner chats with Carrie Abbott of Newfangled Confections about their shared sugary passion.

What a wild and wonderful first year this has been for Indy Maven. 

These expert tips from local trainers will make all the difference, whether you’re on the mat or the reformer.

This Indianapolis influencer might just inspire you to ditch the sweatpants for the first time this year. No, seriously.

Lace up those skates to hit the rink—or just the streets of your neighborhood—and roll with this hot-again trend.

Don’t feel up to traditional door-to-door candy hauling this year? Try these fun activities with your kiddos instead.

We asked local pros to share their smart ideas for keeping the heat in, the cold out, and your stress level down all winter.

Whether you’re craving apple, pumpkin, coffee or autumn spices—we’ve got you covered with this roundup of seasonal food and drinks.

Does that name sound very familiar? Chances are you’ve heard her on the radio while you’re driving around Indy.

“How’d You Get That Job?” is a new series we’re kicking off at Indy Maven where we chat with women who have some of the most unique and fascinating jobs you’ve ever heard of. 

The founder of Herd Strategies chats about working in a female-dominated office and owning a Harley Davidson. You know, the usual stuff.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is putting on a free virtual benefit is with all donations going toward local artists.

The wife duo of Paige and Rhonda Welp talk about what it’s like to work with family and how they decided to open their uniquely named Two Chicks Whisky Business in Plainfield.

This dragon boat team of breast cancer survivors think of themselves as family—and you’ll soon understand why.

There are so many great spots to drop some hard-earned cash in this bustling suburb.

Celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11 by supporting one of these amazing girl-centered groups in our community—and listening to this empowering playlist.

We get the scoop on this growing group of women you may see riding around town—inspiring us and each other.

The interior designer shares how she made a big career leap, the biggest mistakes she sees in homes, and the ways quarantine has changed her clients’ requests.

Every person’s cancer battle is different, but imagine dealing with a diagnosis and chemo treatments right now. Heather Pirowski shares her story and what it’s taught her so far.

Listen, everything is uncertain right now—but we’ll still be looking to the stars for some guidance.

To celebrate our one-year anniversary, we’re doing a giveaway EVERY DAY during the month of October!

We picked our most memorable moments in honor of our Maven-iversary!

Revisit our most popular stories of the year—or perhaps discover one you’ve never read before.

Our editor-in-chief shares her very unscientific predictions about what items will sell out this fall and winter COVID-19 pandemic season.

The CEO and diversity consultant talks about how to educate yourself on being anti-racist and the best question she’s ever been asked.

This inspiring photo’s worth at least 1,000 words about Black women’s political power locally. Plus, the story behind: “Find a dress, get your hair done. You have a press conference tomorrow.”

White women gained the right to vote 100 years ago, but Tamara Winfrey-Harris reminds us it took women of color many more years of tenacity and activism.

IndyHub Vice President Ashley Miser encourages Mavens to take part in the Do Good Often give-back program.

From the Children’s Museum to Conner Prairie, there will still be safe, family-friendly fun available this spooky season.

One woman’s story of the lingering effects of her presumed COVID-19 diagnosis and how she found support by talking to others who shared similar experiences.

The Director of Operations for Tamm Capital Group explains the importance of representation and voting—especially as Election Day nears.

Platforms like OnlyFans and Patreon have seen a steady rise in users in 2020 with content creators starting channels focused on everything from sex work to cooking. Get to know this popular new corner of the internet through some of the locals who have been early on the trend.

Katara McCarty saw a need in her community, so she created an app focused on the emotional well-being of Black and brown women.

Decorated with everything from hand painted edible brooches to airbrushed horses, here are some of the city’s prettiest confections to sweeten up your day.

The Prolific CFO gives a lesson on how to dress on a budget—and be financially prepared for a pandemic and beyond.

The Indianapolis Colts reporter dishes on the upcoming season, celebrating football Sundays from home, and how she scored her killer job.

Crisp weather days and nights lie ahead, Mavens. Here’s how to make the most of them the season—safely, of course.

Our fall intern—and Butler senior—Meghan Stratton is all about enjoying the outdoors right now.

We’ve got the 4-1-1 from local expert Lesley Saligoe on the relaxing and meditative experience.

Melissa Williams from Üesthetics gives a lesson in how to make your skin look its very best.

How Britt Sutton, CEO of ArtMix, turned her epilepsy diagnosis in college into a purpose for her life and her career.

Listen, everything is uncertain right now—but we’ll still be looking to the stars for some guidance.

We’ve got the 4-1-1 from local expert Lesley Saligoe on the relaxing and meditative experience.

Indy Maven intern and Butler senior Meghan Stratton offers tips and tricks for managing school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re so happy to have photographer and Indy Maven editorial board member Faith Blackwell take over our Instagram handle as part of the #SharetheMic movement to elevate Black voices.

Ladies, it’s time to get our vote on and remember those who helped us earn that right in the first place.

From fringed trim to chain details—here’s what’s on our style radar this season.

The owner of Silver in the City not only has one of the cutest boutiques in town—but she’s also not afraid to speak out about what she believes is right.

Our editor-in-chief, Leslie Bailey, shares some of the local finds on her mind at the moment.

From brass hardware to bold drapery patterns, here’s what’s going to be hot on the home front this season—and which trends you might want to leave behind.

After her husband died, Charlotte Simpson reshaped her life as a solo world traveler—and her over 13,000 Instagram followers can’t get enough. Neither can we.

Our executive editor, Abby Gardner, shares her current favorite things in Indianapolis in this week’s 5 Things I’m Loving.

The owner of Petite G Jewelers talks Fall/Winter 2020 jewelry trends, her style icon, and the most popular item sold during the pandemic.

We asked local women about the most mouth-watering meals they can remember—and their answers ranged from tofu salad to cornbread waffles.

Sauces and vinegars and preserves—oh my! Is it time to eat yet?

Our social media guru, Rachel Hickey, shares her current favorite things in Indianapolis.

Sure, a mask may put a damper on our normal beauty routines, but look at it this way: There’s never been a better time to get creative with brows, lids, and lashes.

A handy guide of who’s who on the central Indiana political scene—because November will be here before we know it.

The executive director of Women4Change discusses the importance of Hoosiers voting, living in Bahrain for 10 years, and the woman she admires most.

Our editor-in-chief, Leslie Bailey, shares some of the local finds on her mind at the moment.

We hope these free downloads serve as a reminder that as you navigate through this crazy world, Indy Maven is here for you.

Listen, everything is uncertain right now—but we’ll still be looking to the stars for some guidance.

The interior designer dishes on the best place to shop for antiques in Indy and how to vamp up your office space.

“Because not only is the pandemic still very much a thing, it’s by all measurable stats worse than it was when we first locked down in March.”

We hope these free downloads serve as a reminder that as you navigate through this crazy world, Indy Maven is here for you.

We’re loving these “Welcome Race Fans” signs created by 20 female artists to give the city that May feeling…even though it’s August.

This woman likely would’ve kicked ass in the Indy 500—had she been allowed to race.

Joyce and Autumn Nethery share what it’s like to run a distillery with your family—and succeed in a male-dominated field.

The Club Pilates owner shares what she loves about the reformer, how she’s had to adapt due to COVID-19, and some of her favorite Indianapolis spots. 

We asked professional organizers and child-focused experts to share their ideas for getting your home and children prepared for the unprecedented school year ahead.

One woman shares her experience with re-entering society after she and her husband (thankfully) recovered from the coronavirus.

Our amazing contributing editor and co-founder, Amanda Kingsbury, shares her current favorite things in Indianapolis.

Our amazing contributing editor and writer, Amy Bartner, shares her current favorite things in Indianapolis.

Whether they’re baking delicious desserts, creating blogs, or founding festivals, these talented Hoosiers are doing wonders for plant-based living. 

No industry has been hit quite like the world of events thanks to the coronavirus. We check in with some local pros to see how they’re dealing.

Yes, you can still buy or sell a house right now—with this expert advice from a local Indianapolis Realtor.

These two 12-year-old founders of Tie Dye Twenty have an entrepreneurial spirit that’s totally inspiring.

From unexpected flavor combos to twists on the classics, there’s something for everyone in the frozen treat department.

Haven’t signed up for our free newsletter yet? What are you waiting for?!

Ciara Johnson has been working remotely during the ongoing pandemic. Here’s how she’s been able to stay productive and create valuable connections.

If you’re looking for a socially-distanced getaway, our fine state has so many incredible options where you can pitch your tent.

Consider supporting one of these local women the next time you’re thinking of ordering a sweet treat or picking up a crusty baguette.

The president and CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis shares how she found herself back in her hometown, her favorite performances, and how her professional focus has shifted since March.

Our fabulous marketing intern, Gracen Perdue, shares her current favorite things in Indianapolis.

How her little local almond butter business became a national bestseller. Hint: It all started with her wedding.

Self-care doesn’t have to take a backseat just because we can’t get away for a weekend of yoga and meditation in the woods.

Chop up some fresh tomatoes, gather a handful of herbs, and get on with your summer fun with these easy, fresh and oh-so-tasty meal options.

The founder of Girl Talk talks about her mission to empower young women and how our community can help make her vision for the future a reality.

Our executive editor, Abby Gardner, shares her current favorite things in Indianapolis.

Our city’s bicentennial is upon us and we’re all about celebrating the people, the places, the food, the culture that make Indianapolis so special.

Our social media guru, Rachel Hickey, shares her current favorite things in Indianapolis.

From brightening Vitamin C serums to exfoliating body scrubs, here are the beauty products you can rely on when temperatures start rising.

The account executive for Socio Labs talks adjusting to virtual work, advancing her career, and the best advice she’s ever received.

Listen, everything is uncertain right now—but we’ll still be looking to the stars for some guidance.

Music Mavens is a series where Indy Mavens dish on their love of music, what’s on their playlists, local concert venues, and more.

2020 may look different than summers past—but there are still so many fun things to do, see, and conquer in Indianapolis and around the state.

Slip on this summer’s easiest, most on-trend piece for instant style and comfort.

Whatever your spirit of choice, these warm-weather drinks will help keep you cooler than cool all season long.

The first female partner at CCHA shares her leadership philosophy, how she fell in love with the law, and her favorite fictional courtroom drama.

From photography to pottery, watercolor painting and jewelry design, these talented local women are making Indy a more interesting, artistic place to be.

From virtual museum tours to drive-in diners, a socially-distanced summer in Indiana can still be extremely fun—and even educational.

From small business owners to career multitaskers, these impressive Indiana-area women are all blazing trails and reaching great heights in their chosen fields.

Our editor-in-chief, Leslie Bailey, shares some of the local finds on her mind at the moment.

Ronni Morgan shares the very personal story of identifying and accepting her queerness.

A new Netflix documentary follows the IndyStar journalists who first reported the Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics scandal to the world.

The founder of Eclectic Kurves talks about body confidence, what it’s like to run a successful lifestyle blog, and being a Black creator.

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Salons around the city are implementing new rules and practices to ensure the safety of both stylists and clients as they reopen.

Boarded up windows are becoming works of art—and statements of support for the Black Lives Matter movements and protests.

Listen, everything is uncertain right now—but we’ll still be looking to the stars for some guidance.

From can koozies to suspender sets, here are 18 of the best finds for the special guys on your gift list.

Michelle Waugh Dahl shares her deeply personal story about race, identity, and America.

We hope these free downloads serve as a reminder that as you navigate through this crazy world, Indy Maven is here for you.

We’ve got the 4-1-1 from local expert Lesley Saligoe on the relaxing and meditative experience.

We stand in solidarity with Black people. We know many in our community are hurting right now and join you in the fight for real, substantive change. We stand with you, we hear you, and we are here for you. Black. Lives. Matter.

There’s never been a better time to invest in a bike—one of the easiest ways to safely work out while practicing social distancing and explore parts of Indianapolis you’ve never seen.

There is still way too much stigma surrounding the most natural occurrences in the female body—which just makes us want to scream about our menstrual cycles from the rooftops. Here fellow Mavens share their stories.

The mother, author, and founder of The Strength of SHE shares her experiences of being silenced, her mission for empowering women of color, and how she’s handling a lot of life changes.

The organizations that serve some of the most vulnerable women in our community have taken a big hit during the pandemic—but they’re still doing the important work. Find out the clever ways they’re adjusting and how you can help.

The temperatures are (finally!) on the rise which means more time outside—here’s where to get your exercise while still practicing social distancing.

Indianapolis businesses offering curbside pickup and delivery for fresh produce and specialty items when a big box store just won’t do.

Not the DIY type? Check out these local retailers for all your protective gear needs.

The founder and president of digital marketing agency Sapphire Strategy shares her insight on her ever-evolving industry, her biggest success stories, and how she and her clients have adjusted to the current economic climate.

While you may not be able to throw a typical birthday blowout or graduation bash right now, this advice from local event planners will help make your celebration just as memorable.

As the city begins to re-open, large scale in-person events are still a ways off. But there are lots of ways to connect (and have fun!) online.

Jessica Kreigh shares her story of infant loss and how she was able to find comfort in friends, family, and, yes, social media.

From fewer vendors and no live entertainment to new shopping routes and limited crowds, we have the lowdown on what your experience might look like in the time of COVID-19.

From pizza stones to bench knives, here are the must-have tools they rely on in their own kitchens—and why they’re so darn indispensable.

It’s National Drowning Prevention Awareness Month and our friends at Aqua-Tots have an important message to share.

The Director of School Quality for Indianapolis Public Schools talks about her philosophy on education, her ever-changing role, and what exactly it means to “wake up and charm.”

‘Tis the season for a deep clean, a reorganization, and an all-around refresh—and we’ve got the best advice on how to tackle your home projects this season.

What’s in store for you this month? Let the stars be your guide.

Been inspired to work on some DIY projects while you’re sheltering in place—or just an HGTV superfan? Check out these clever design tricks and get inspired for your next project.

It’s okay to be sad, mad, frustrated, and overwhelmed. But, also, you and your baby are going to be okay—and Happy Mother’s Day.

The health and fitness coach lets us in on what motivates her and her clients, how she quit the corporate life for wellness, and her favorite at-home workout at the moment.

One of our favorite photgraphers shares her advice for local creatives, how she found her way to the camera, and the Indy spots she can’t wait to (re)visit.

Carrie Abbott of Newfangled Confections talks about running one small business and buying another just before the pandemic hit.

Make mom (or yourself) very happy with these fantastic ideas from local, women-owned companies.

Leah Huelsebusch tells us how she ended up owning a brewery and how they’re weathering this current crisis.

From the classic Mint Julep to the Bluegrass Belle, toast at home (in a great hat, of course) with these delicious drinks.

Our social media maven chats about her job on the internet, the story behind her surprise public nuptials, and a “cheeky” new beauty treatment.

From adding pops of color to redesigning your shelves, local designers offer tips to give your home a total refresh.

Petite G’s Dana Friedman walks us through how to wear one of spring and summer’s biggest trends without looking ridiculous.

If you’ve ever wondered how Indy scored those direct flights to Paris and new routes from airlines like Spirit—it’s thanks, in no small part, to this woman.

We know life with kids is hard right now, so we called in some incredible reinforcements.

The branch manager for Carpenter Realtors tells us about studying for exams during NBA Finals games as a Pacemate, how she’s adjusting professionally to our new normal, and the places she’s missing most around Indy right now.

Maria Torning Baer, Residential Organizer and Owner of The Baer Minimalist, discusses her process for tackling all of the home organizing projects we started with our extra time indoors.

We have some ideas (inspired by Diana Vreeland’s “Why Don’t You” column) about things to try while you’re hunkered down at home.

From beef stew and Bolognese sauce to peanut butter cheesecake truffles and Japanese fried rice, here’s what the city’s top female chefs, restaurateurs, and bloggers are cooking at home.

Indianapolis aesthetician Jennifer Hachman is here to help you avoid an embarrassing (and painful) situation until you can return to your regularly scheduled appointments.

The executive chef of The Patachou Foundation shares what it’s like to cook up 3,000 meals a week, her complicated relationship with journalism, and an important chapter from her life that’s never been told publicly before.

Trying to navigate childcare options in the midst of the global pandemic? Check out these tips from Morgan Corya of Indy Nanny Concierge.

The local arts community has been hard hit during this crisis, but the women in charge of some of our most beloved institutions are finding ways to persevere.

Stuck home and in need of a workout? Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11AM for a Club Pilates LIVE Facebook class!

Looking for a little pick-me-up while sheltering in place? Get your fashion fill with these standout spring trends, fresh from the runways.

Sheltering in place just got a lot more fun—and competitive—with choices like The Isle of Cats and Azul.

Amy Hemmelgarn is on the frontlines—and even those look different today than they did mere weeks ago in the fight against COVID-19.

The events director at Downtown Indy, Inc. shares her morning routine, advice for women in the industry, and the moment that changed her life forever.

Colorado-based Wunder Health Summit comes to Indianapolis by way of virtual event for a fun and lively weekend covering age and vitality.

A group of Indy “craftivists” are working to contribute to the Million Mask Challenge to help healthcare workers on the frontlines of COVID-19.

The writer and Indiana native is one of the most authentic voices of her generation, who also happens to be a fan of Hoosier hospitality and the Irvington food scene.

The co-founder and executive director of PATTERN gives us the details on how she’s organizing sewing efforts to help healthcare workers, her take on Indy’s growing creative community, and the story behind her signature cat ears.

During uncertain times, look to the stars for guidance…if you’re into that sort of thing.

One Indianapolis woman reflects on the life lessons learned by hitting a big birthday milestone amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Leah Deeray and Kyra Harvey, of Indy10 Black Lives Matter, are using their skill sets to help their communities during this new crisis.

You know you need to dance it out right now—join the rest of the Mavens with Gabby Love spinning the tunes.

Puzzles are a great way to pass the time while we’re all in isolation, here are local businesses selling some great options in Indianapolis.

With CBD and cannabis use on the rise across the country, meet some locals who are at the forefront of this burgeoning industry.

We’re here to help you sort through all the streaming options at your disposal from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, and more.

Organizing tips? Makeup tutorials? Astrological predictions? We’ve got you covered.

This thirteen-year-old baking whiz is poised to sweeten up Indy’s dining landscape.

They’re making names for themselves on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube—and are ready to entertain you through this tough time.

Blythe Kinsey, a nurse and midwife in Indianapolis, shares her story from the frontlines with us.

Find online tours and content from The Children’s Museum to The Met—along with ways to help out local Indianapolis creatives and freelancers.

Find online classes at your favorite local studios and gyms and stay healthy during this time of social distancing and isolation.

Has there ever been a time when you needed one of these soothing, nice-smelling home accessories more?

It’s not easy to keep the tiny humans and young minds busy/educated/entertained, especially if you’re working from home at the same time.

Find new and creative ways to shop online and support local retailers as we are all stuck at home for the foreseeable future.

Here’s a list of helpful information about how to aid local businesses—along with new services being provided by members of our community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn how she channels her creative spirit, what’s happening in Indy’s sartorial circles, and how to build the job of your dreams. 

Here’s how you can still you can still support local restaurants and other dining establishments as well as those in need of meals.

Indy Maven is still in what you might call “start-up phase” which means like many small businesses right now, we need your support now more than ever.

Her show at the CityWay Gallery is supposed to run through June—so why not learn about her work now while you’re stuck at home?

She was the first black woman to graduate from IUPUI’s law school and be elected to the Indiana General Assembly.

These fierce, local ladies spill the tea on how to incorporate their best beauty secrets into your own routine.

Due to coronavirus/COVID-19 we have decided to postpone the event.

Get to know our fearless leader who talks about how this whole idea began, her dream dinner party, and why local journalism will always matter.

A breast cancer survivor created a “moving billboard” to remind women to get yearly exams.

From cutting-edge hair stylists to cupcake queens and board game gurus, these boss ladies are making Massachusetts Avenue a vibrant, must-visit area of downtown.

You can toast from your living room with this yummy concoction that takes just two minutes to mix up. 

Often overlooked in the history books are stories of Black women who fought for equality by way of the right to vote and other measures.

How one Instagram influencer brought together a group of women to hit the reformers at Club Pilates—strengthening their cores and their bonds of friendship.

With spring just around the corner, we’ve got tips for getting your green thumb going as the urban gardening trend continues to blossom.

The Lululemon manager talks about wellness tips and her favorite workout gear, and all the ways her dad inspires her.

Indy’s most popular clothing swap is back and better than ever. Here’s what you need to know before you go.

In honor of Women’s History Month, here are some of our favorite female-led projects to stream—from the new Madam CJ Walker series on Netflix to ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

All month we’ll be celebrating the women who helped secure the right to vote for Hoosiers. This week, some of the key leaders.

Yelp’s Britt Smith lets us in on her latest travel adventure, jetting off with only what she and her husband could carry in their pockets.

Exciting changes are afoot at the Indy airport, so whether you’re jetting off on a nonstop to Paris or slogging through another business travel workweek, here’s the inside scoop on where to nosh, sip, and splurge the next time you’re at IND.

The founder of The Produce Moms lets us in on how she started her blossoming empire, her plant-based life, and who inspires her the most.

The realtor shares what she loves about the Indy market and her philosophy on being a successful leader.

2020 is a Leap Year, so we’re celebrating Indianapolis women who took chances both big and small. Color us incredibly impressed.

You landed your first “real job” and now you’re faced with some possibly confusing financial decisions. We’re here to help with some easy tips.

The finalists for the 2020 Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation include three amazing women.

These Hoosier women are helping to save lives, give second chances, and break down social barriers—all while supporting the animal-related causes that are dearest to them.

The style and beauty blogger tells us what she loves about Indy—and sharing her life on the internet for all the world to see.

Let one woman’s story of a double hip replacement inspire you to always advocate for your own health.

The ever-growing field of life coaches is filled with options of varying levels of expertise. Here’s how to start your search to find one with some helpful tips from some of Indy’s finest.

From the salt-rimmed classic to cinnamon-infused creations, we’ve rounded up the best cocktails to toast in honor of National Margarita Day on February 22.

We’d totally watch a rom-com about each of these local couples who found each other in unexpected and interesting ways.

We rounded up some of Indy’s best cooking classes that will turn you into a Top Chef in no time.

Celebrate National Drink Wine Day at one of these local favorites where the corks are always popping.

Escape the winter blues—or should we say grays—with some very pretty petals.

Get to know the Indy Maven executive editor who led a fantasy life as a beauty editor in NYC and now works with grieving kids.

Want to fact-check the person you’ve just started dating? Here’s your guide to free public records.

The TV journalist shares her tips for a balanced life—and her yearlong Christmas obsession.

Our editor-in-chief, Leslie Bailey, shares some of the local finds on her mind at the moment.

Forget those haters who claim women aren’t funny. These local stand-ups are part of the reason Indianapolis is becoming a low-key comedy haven.

If you’re looking for a great local tattoo artist, check out these amazing women creating some of the coolest art in town.

Here’s why you need to see Beatriz Vasquez’s new show, “Feminine Bloodlines, Mexican Womanhood: Erasing Submissiveness”

We’ve got the scoop on Drybar’s new location in downtown Indy.

The go-to woman for new spots to hit up downtown, where to take your next selfie, and what’s happening in our local retail scene spills all her secrets.

Looking for your very own Central Perk? Check out these local coffee (and tea) spots run by women.

A round-up of the city’s best storytelling events with some of our favorite local women.

An exploration of weight discrimination in the workplace, including the fact that it is legal in Indiana to be refused employment based on your weight.

The visual display and installations expert gives us a look inside her process and shares her advice for others looking to get into a creative field.

Six spots for a first date that will help you avoid those awkward silences.

The blogger and stay-at-home mom dishes on what drives her to share online, her favorite women to follow, and her deep love of Olive Garden.

From Sunday Afternoon Housewife to Felicia Tees, we’re totally obsessed with the rad t-shirts designed by these four Indy women.

Even in the darkest days after losing a job, there are so many ways to make sure you keep moving forward.

Local single foster moms give us a look inside their hectic—and love-filled—lives with children they may one day have to say goodbye to.

The Executive Director of the Latinas Welding Guild and functional artist shares how she helps women make headway in a male-dominated field.

Wedding planning season is upon us. Here are seven places and events that can help you start checking things off your list.

The CEO and Artistic Director of The Cabaret shares how her world is powered by creativity, what she loves most about Indy, and the surprising product she can’t live without.

In celebration of National DJ Day on January 20, we rounded up seven of the best female DJs in Indy you’ll want to keep tabs on for your next night out.

From embracing your grays to saying goodbye to lengthy chemical processing, these Indy women might make you reconsider your next appointment.

The Spellsisters take us through their predictions for 2020, astrologically-speaking.

Got teens? Take them to see ‘Love Over Dose’, a new locally-produced play about the epidemic.

The Indy makeup artist shares her favorite products, the biggest beauty mistake women keep making, and trends to look for in 2020.

Get to know the veteran journalist and Indy Maven co-founder and contributing editor who enjoys a good vodka cocktail and Alanis Morissette.

From WOO GRL Fest to Indy Veg Fest, Hoosier women are behind some of the most innovative events in town.

How two Indianapolis women, Carrie Griffith and Meredith Gradle, created the products they wanted to see in the world—and on their phones.

Music Mavens is a series where Indy Mavens dish on their love of music, what’s on their playlists, local concert venues, and more.

From the Golden Globes to the Oscars, now is actually the most wonderful time of the year—and here are the women we’re excited about.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering the wellness treatment.

Everything you need to know about shopping resale in Indy.

The poet and writer opens up about using her creativity to get through tough times, dealing with criticism, and the Indy spot she can’t live without. 

Lusting after the holiday magic of NYC? There are plenty of places in Indy where you can get your fix without ever setting foot on a plane.

Laotian food, sustainable salmon, sweet corn and more—these are the Central Indiana vendors you don’t want to miss.

An Indianapolis company, RecycleForce, is helping formerly incarcerated people re-enter the workforce—and making the environment cleaner at the same time.

‘Real Housewives of New York’ star Luann de Lesseps is bringing her cabaret show to town in January. We talk with her about what fans can expect from the Countess.

Listen, we know you love your families—but sometimes you just need a break.

The stylist and model reflects on a life that took her from an Indiana farm to the pages of Vogue—and a chance meeting with Salvador Dali outside a liquor store.

The curator, writer, author, and researcher shares how she made her vision in the arts a reality.

Katie Randall, owner of Love/Sex/Vegan, talks getting intimate—without all those animal byproducts.