Jennifer Ramirez spoke to us about her organization, &Rise.  She told the story of how she was a victim of domestic abuse and had the courage to leave that behind. She got into real estate, completed her education, and became financially secure.  Jennifer's passion, however, was to help others who have experienced sexual or other domestice abuse to overcome and live their best lives. She founded &Rise, whose mission is to empower women to be the ultimate versions of themselves no matter what adversities they've faced. &Rise offers free counseling, support groups, financial education, life coaching, and professional development workshops.  Jennifer also offers prevention education to help empower and educate women on healthy relationships, red flags, and healthy coping skills. To learn more visit www.womenrisechicago.org