ChiFems Action Network is a growing organization that got its roots from a Tweetup hosted in 2009 that brought together feminists – both self-proclaimed and hesitant – from across Chicagoland. The event was an overwhelming success and it was clear from all in the room that something special was taking place.
Over the next few years, ChiFems got together for informal social gatherings until it moved to a MeetUp platform in 2011, where it gained new members and supported already-existing feminist events in Chicago. In early 2013, ChiFems sought to produce its own events that would raise awareness and funds for local feminist-identified charities. ChiFems held its first panel discussion in June 2013 and continues to curate panels and events rotated with bi-monthly happy hours.