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The Young Professionals Program connects Chicago adults passionate about our Female Strong mission.

ABOUT

The Young Professionals Program acts as an arm of the Female Strong organization while offering young professionals in Chicago the ability to get involved in volunteer opportunities, grow their network, build leadership skills, and be part of a meaningful community. The Young Professionals Committee leads networking, social, and fundraising events to foster a community of togetherness and in service of programming for middle and high school girls.

 

OUR MISSION

To create better opportunities for middle and high school girls by providing access to tools, experiences, and resources needed to achieve their dreams and help close the gender gap.

Our 2021 Impact

We hosted a variety of events with amazing sponsors – Level Up Your Network, Summer FUNdraiser, Vibez Fitness, and the Holiday Cookie Exchange. $31,000+ was raised!

Upcoming Events

Please join us for a Young Professionals Workout at Vibez Fit!

Place: Vibez Fit – State of the Art Fitness Studio

664 N Wells St, Chicago IL 60654

Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Time: 6:30PM CST

Cost: $30 (50% of proceeds go directly to Female Strong!)

 

Support Female Strong While Rejuvenating Your Body and Mind at VIBEZ FIT! The workout will include:

  • 20-minute Vibration Training workout on the power plate with top fitness instructor Rob Bruce. This short workout is equivalent to a 60-minute traditional workout. Potential benefits include increased metabolism, strengthened bones, reduced cellulite, lymphatic drainage, reduced cortisol, and increased serotonin.
  • 20-minute Basic Yoga with Gloria Athanis, yoga instructor in training and Vibez fit team member. Gloria will guide you through the basics of yoga poses while using your breath to deepen your moves.
  • 15-minute Meditation – Mindful Meditation expert Rachel Gitlevich will help us declutter our minds and use our breath as a powerful calming tool.

 

Join us afterwards for a glass of Prosecco or wine and a delicious ready to eat meal from Farmer’s Fridge!

 

Registration for this event is closed.

How to Get Involved

  • Become part of our community! Provide us with your contact information using this link so that we can add you to our email list to be notified of upcoming events and opportunities. Participate in our fun line-up of social, networking, and fundraising events and bring your friends, coworkers, and family. See below for upcoming events and a link to our full year calendar.
  • Partner with us through sponsorship. Reach out at info@femalestrong.org for more information!
  • If you’re interested in becoming a mentor for a future YEA! class or a guest speaker, we’d love to have you. Reach out at info@femalestrong.com.

Meet Our Committee

KARI GUARNACCIO, YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE CHAIR

What Does Female Strong Mean to You?

Female Strong represents a group of people unified by a mission of empowering and elevating women and girls to flourish in our community. A community where we support each other to reach our dreams by creating opportunities and encouraging women and girls to be their authentic selves. Being exposed to statistics that show a rise in the diminishing confidence of girls over time, compared to boys, opened my eyes to an amazing opportunity for growth and change. It became clear to me that by nurturing girls, we will grow the professional pipeline with steadfast, capable, and confident women leaders, because I truly believe we, as females, are stronger together.

KRISTEN DAVIS

What Does Female Strong Mean to You?

To me, Female Strong means empowering the next generation of female leaders to be confident and fearless in all they do. I am forever thankful for the countless strong, inspiring mentors who have inspired and supported me both professionally and personally over the years. I know that I wouldn’t be the person I am today without having so many people believe in me throughout every stage in my life, and my goal is to make the same impact on others. We are stronger together, and I am grateful to be part of a team that is championing this collaboration through their mission.

ELISE GELWICKS

What Does Female Strong Mean to You?

Female Strong equips the next generation of female leaders to be empowered, creative, and supported. It is so gratifying to be a part of an organization that allows girls, no matter their background, to realize their full potential and exceed their childhood dreams.

EMMA MOLLER

What Does Female Strong Mean to You?

To me, female strong means embracing the often underestimated power of your femininity to make it your greatest strength. It means going into every situation and believing you are undeniably equal to everyone else in the room. More importantly, Female Strong means finding others to help strengthen you and teach you what it means to be strong and confident. Which is why I am thrilled to be a part of Female Strong. It is so inspiring to be surrounded by such amazing women of all ages and I can’t wait to see what we will all do together and independently.

MEGAN NEARY

What Does Female Strong Mean to You?

‘Female Strong’ means breaking down barriers and finding likeminded individuals that inspire you to be strong women with a shared purpose in lifting each other up.

 

Watch this page for news about upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and more!

Your Donation Makes a Difference

Female Strong is made possible by the generous support of forward-thinking individuals and businesses here in our community.

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