IC Magazine is Badass Millennial Women

Take no bullshit, go after everything you want, and always expect the best of yourself.

What do you do when you need something that doesn’t exist?

You Create it.

Being an Indie Chick means being self-empowered, driven, independent, and confident. It means paving your own path, stopping at nothing to make your dreams come true, and knowing your inner badass is there to tap into whenever you need her. There’s no right way to live, no right career path to choose, and no specific way you need to look. When you’re an Indie Chick, you are constantly striving to become the best version of yourself, and nothing more. We want you happy, healthy, confident and ready to conquer the world.

The Indie Chicks, Inc. is so much more than a self empowerment magazine – it’s a lifestyle. We aim to develop and empower the woman’s sense of self and help guide her toward embracing her inner badass in every aspect of her life. No matter who you are or what you do in life, the life of a woman is the same as the next. The moment you wake up, you’re you. But within seconds, a thousand hats are thrown your way and you instantaneously become someone’s wife, someone’s mother, someone’s colleague or sister or friend… And before you know it, that sense of self gets lost in the chaos.

Our Mission: This community aims to target that inner badass that lives within us all and empower her enough to get through everything life throws our way. That way she’ll be able to wear each hat as well as the next.

We touch on everything pertaining to the everyday woman, with a theme of badassery tying it all together. In our attitude section, we discuss confidence boosts and letting go of competition, jealousy and lack of self worth. Other sections discuss everything from entrepreneurship to the 9-5’er and from the married to the single. We spotlight women we admire and we think would serve well as role models to our readers. No matter what you do or how successful you are, there is always something to be learned and there is always inspiration to be felt. Social media driven and constantly evolving, The Indie Chicks is a community for women who crave to be inspired, motivated and most of all, supported in becoming the best versions of themselves.

How we came to be...

In May 2012, Founder and CEO, Chiara Mazzucco, launched IC Magazine in an effort to fill a void that she felt was lacking in women’s media. Women no longer needed the kind of main stream advice they were getting from magazines; they needed a place to share their stories and be empowered. They needed real life advice from other like-minded women who had been there and made it out alive. 

Shortly after launch, our now Editor-in-Chief, Julie Zantopoulos came on board as Creative Director to help manage the high demand we were getting from our readers. Our social networks grew, and we began to receive emails from women everywhere, thanking us for the quality and value of our content.

We were real life women sharing our life advice on hurdles we had conquered.

A mixture of dating, attitude, lifestyle and career driven articles became our signature content. This was the life of the average millennial woman – just trying to figure shit out. 

The following year, Julie and Chiara met Chrystal, and in 2014 she was the catalyst for the launching of Indie Chick Magazine – a quarterly print edition of the magazine, with exclusive content and features not found on the website.

The magazine was ninja chucked across the country, available in Barnes & Noble and other huge chains, and the response was incredible. We ran a successful Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for our final issue, before opting to take a step back and refocus resources toward growing the brand in 2015.

...Who we are now

We are women who drink coffee and handle our to-do lists. We’re go getters, constantly striving to become the best versions of ourselves. We’re bold, we’re strong, and we’re fearless. We are a group of women supporting, inspiring, and empowering one another.

The Indie Chicks, Inc. is a digital brand for the badass millennial woman.

Meet Our Indie Chicks

Chiara Mazzucco

Chiara Mazzucco

Chiara is the Founder and CEO of Indie Chicks, Inc. She's a published author of The 9 Mirages of Love, and is working on her second book, But First, Me. You can find out more about her by visiting her website, or can email her to get in touch.

Chrystal Rose

Chrystal Rose

Chrystal is a partner & President of The Indie Chicks, founder of Dollhouse Marketing & author of Unfaithfully Yours: Confessions of a Cheating Bitch. She's a total travel junkie, health/fitness fanatic and mommy to a couple of furbabies. Want to say hi? Hit her up on any of her social media outlets or email her.

Julie Zantopoulos

Julie Zantopoulos

Julie is Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of The Indie Chicks. She's working on publishing her first book, a collection of short stories, and writing a young adult novel series. Other loves include whiskey, the Flyers, and anything LOTR, Harry Potter, or Young Adult Lit. Don't be shy about following her on Instagram or emailing her to discuss contributing to The Indie Chicks.