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Feminine Forum focuses on support at work, home


If you’re unhappy with your job or have a difficult time balancing your career and family, there’s an outlet geared to help women feel in control.

Feminine Forum is a new resource for women interested in empoweing themselves and finding life’s solutions.

Linda McCabe is the owner of the ne business, which has four locations where women meet for “facilitated and focused advisory board meetings.”

“It’s a place for women to go for suppor,” McCabe siad. For the first half hour of the meeting, which runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m., women talk about a designated excerpt from self-help style books. this month’s selection is “What’s Holiding You Back – 8 Critical Choices for Women’s Success” by Linda Austin. Discussion will include how to break through your internal glass ceiling.

The meeting then is dedicated to talking about real life solutions to participants own personal and professional issues. Common topics include career issues, how to find time for yourself, divorce, relationships with family and how to handle taking care of family, yourself and your job all at the same time.

The sessions are not group therapy, griping sessions or geared solely for businesswomen.

Participants join in the for of a membership. A trial membershi is $_. This included sitting in on one session with 8 to 12 other women. A semi-annual membership is $_ and an annual membership is $_.

Upcoming meetings take place Tuesday at the Des Plaines Double Tree, Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schamburg and Thursday at the Ambassador West in Chicago. the other location where groups meet is at the Lisle Hyatt Regency in Lisle.

McCabe of Whelling has gone through many life changes herself over the years. Most recently she sold her scrap iron and metal business, Chicago-based H. Diamond Iron & Metal Co., that she grew to $6 million in sales annually. she made the bold move to sell the business her gradfather started and passed down to her father.

Prior to joining the family business, she started her career in publishing but eventually turned to teaching in Chicago public schools, where she spent 15 years.

Throughout her entire time working, McCabe was always interested in self-help books and learning how to reach her full potential. She now hoeps to share what she has learned through her new business, which she describes as a dream.

For more, call (847) 419-9300.

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