Maven to Know: Denise Herd

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

Maven to Know: Julie O’Brien

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.

Maven to Know: Kim Crowder

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

Maven to Know: Elise Shrock

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

Because who among us couldn’t use some extra self-care in 2020?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From restaurants and salons to boutiques and art galleries, check out this list of Black women-owned businesses located in Indy.

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 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.

Here’s how you can educate, support, donate, and engage.

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.

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.”

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

We’re in awe of her career—as an athlete, an executive, and all-around baller.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leah Leach, the executive director of Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy, gives us the lowdown on her mission to create a women’s history library.

From barrier breaking women to the fighting the wage gap, 2019 brought some high highs and low lows for women in Indiana.

The Second Helpings CEO has advice on how to pick your battles and announces a big 2020 save-the-date.

Going out for drinks with girlfriends is great—but sometimes you need to shake things up. Try one of these fun ideas for a girls night out to remember.

The blockbuster show opened this week in Indianapolis. We asked two local theater gurus to weigh in on the musical’s women.

Indy’s first black, female chief meteorologist, Ashley Brown, reflects on her big year, faith, and perseverance.

We went looking for badass women who loom large on local murals.

From massages to meditation, here are simple methods to relieve your seasonally-induced anxiety.

Tips and tricks to make your experience even more fantastic.

Talking all things sugary this holiday season with Carrie Abbott of Newfangled Confections.

How designer and Willa Gray Home owner Mandy Skelton makes it happen.

Looking for the perfect homegrown present? We’ve got you covered.

The President and CEO of Girls Inc. shares her advice for her 15-year-old-self, what’s next for her organization, and how to support young women in Indy.

Here’s what you need to know to be the sartorial star of all your holiday happenings—straight from local fashion experts.

This short film about one Indy woman’s life with ALS is utterly inspiring.

We asked Indy women what they’re giving thanks for today.

Two Indiana women created Cool Revolution pajamas for, ahem, women of a certain age.

A local pediatrician is changing the children’s dinnerware game with her stainless steel brand, Ahimsa.

“My physical presentation does not match any kind of stereotype that people might have about what kind of person should be doing this job.”

The Garden Table co-founder and Crafted creative director is also a beauty guru who always knows the best new skincare find.

Indy Maven hosted the return of Style Swap Indy at the Indiana Design Center in Carmel on Nov. 15, 2019 showcasing the best of local fashionista’s closets.

Native Bread is the place to go gluten-free in Indy.

Local experts get super honest with their (often hilarious) tips on making Thanksgiving delicious, chic, and fun.

Book those appointments, stat, for the best manicures and nail art this holiday season.

Janet Easley talks prepping a free Thanksgiving dinner for 10,000 guests at the Watkins Family Center in Indianapolis.

Learn how one simple idea can help change the world from the founder of Michelle’s Little Free Pantry.

A showdown for the ages between the internet’s favorite felines.

There are things, both big and small, you can learn and do in our community.

From showrooms to vendors—a shopping (and swapping) experience not to be missed.

From Oh Europa and Cara Jean Wahlers to Manners, Please and The Girl Called Books—these groups will take the stage on November 22.

The executive director of the Indiana Fashion Foundation, which produces Indiana Fashion Week, will bring one of her signature designs to Style Swap.

The Conga content producer chats Twitter, podcasts, and her obsession with beauty YouTubers. And Orangetheory. And Cher.

Mandy Selke and Carly Swift tell all, from the weirdest thing in their purses to their go-to karaoke songs.

From BitchStix and Ambre Blends to Fló and Bass Farms—here are some of our favorites. 

Make sure to stop by and talk to Busch, the owner and fashionable force behind Nicole Blair Wear in Carmel, during Style Swap Nov. 15 at the Indiana Design Center.

The Fox59 anchor shares what’s she bringing to swap, her style icon, and the one item of clothing she’d save in a fire.

The local stylist shares what’s she bringing to swap, what trends she’s excited about right now, and her runway song (we all have one, right?)

A recap of the Indy Maven Launch Party at CityWay in downtown Indianapolis on Oct. 22, 2019.

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

Sip and Be Seen at these local bars that perfectly mix a bit of glam with the charm of the midwest.

Fuller brows can be yours—but you’ll want this info before you schedule that appointment.

New Indy business delivers homemade lasagna straight to your door.

The Executive Director of City Market is also a badass biker and a devoted animal lover.

The Baer Minimalist offers tips on how to decide which clothing items to bring to Style Swap at the Indiana Design Center on Nov. 15.

Three vibrant, successful Indy women tell us all the reasons this is their city.

Lorelei and Rory Gilmore would definitely feel at home here.

Please join us in wishing two special Mavens—Amanda Kingsbury (Co-founder and Contributing Editor) and Abby Gardner (Executive Editor)—a very happy birthday. 

From a new library for hometown hero Kurt Vonnegut to the Black Women’s Writing Society, here are 10 ways to celebrate literature this month in Indianapolis.

Nikki Reed and Hadley Green talk about the decision to make a living organ donation.

This DJ, curator, and entertainer has spun tunes for Michelle Obama and has a hot new radio show.

From Rachel Ray to Lizzo, don’t miss these 10 cool women coming to Indianapolis before 2020.

Madonna skipped Indianapolis on her new tour. So we went looking for her, in her hometown of Bay City, Michigan.

Our journey to IU to read Sylvia Plath’s diaries and see a lock of her hair.

Carol Howard has raised raised $18 million for Indianapolis area organizations. This woman knows how to throw a seriously good party.

“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. 

From ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Hustlers’ to ‘Succession’ and ‘Stranger Things’

What you need to know about flannel hair, shag-inspired cuts, and scalp care for fall.

Meet Victoria Beaty, a former fast food advertising exec turned urban farmer.

The Clothesline Project asks women to share their stories of sexual violence.

Indianapolis author Annie Sullivan says we need to change the narrative.

Entertain in style this holiday season with some help from Willa Gray Home.

Meet Tiffany Hanson, outreach and engagement manager at LUNA Language Services.

Let’s just say, none of these local women have plans to slow down anytime soon.

A look inside one of the most popular podcasts in the country.

Everything you need to know about the latest buzzy installation in Indy.

Let’s all fight this fight together, shall we?

A new quilt project will make you think about the ramifications of transit expansion.

Cruelty-free, minimal plastic packaging, and the company donates a portion of quarterly sales to nonprofits that promote STEM careers to young girls? SOLD.

Because networking is always a good idea.

Maybe you’ll be inspired to start your own—at least we hope so.

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