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


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 Impact

We have hosted a variety of events with amazing sponsors including our Lunch & Learn, Level Up Your Network, Summer FUNdraiser, Vibez Fitness Power Hour, Holiday Cookie Exchange, and more. $40,000+ has been raised for Female Strong so far! So much more to come in 2023!

Register for HELLO FALL

Join the Young Professionals Committee at their annual fall get together from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 26 at the Kimball International Showroom!

This year’s event will be the perfect mix of inspiration and connection. In the spirit of Female Strong’s programs, we will kick off with a fireside chat focusing on topics surrounding entrepreneurship and innovation. Featured speakers include Hannah Cho (Irvine Companies) and Amy Preston (Preston Design & Construction Consulting). After the discussion, attendees can hang around for happy hour and networking as we celebrate another successful year of championing Female Strong.

Click here to register, and reach out to Kristen (kdavis@redmondconstruction.com) to inquire about sponsorship opportunities!

Other Ways 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 to our committee at ypc@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 to Female Strong’s Program Manager at sarah@femalestrong.com!

Meet the 2023 Committee




Young Professionals Committee Chair

Marketing Manager at Redmond Construction



A&D Business Development at Office Revolution



Strategic Accounts Manager at Leopardo Companies



Business Development Executive at Oval Room Group



Director of Marketing at Berger Schatz

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.

Speak with us today about making a donation in support of our organization, or click the “Make Donation” button to instantly give.