Fireside Chat with Emily Smith and Khalilah Lyons

Who Open to all Female Strong supporters, YEA! Program parents, those interested in learning more about our mission and programs for girls What Join us as our Founder, Emily Smith chats with Khalilah Lyons of Candidly Connected (and Female Strong Board Member!) about the history of her business, having open and difficult conversations with your…

CEO Roundtable 2022

When? February 15th, 2022 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM CST Who? Open to all that support our mission, YEA! Students and their families Where? Zoom. Link available after registration What? Our annual YEA! CEO Roundtable event brings together high-profile Chicago women business leaders for an informal discussion about their lives, careers, and what they love…

Winter Book Club

Encourage Confidence, Envision Change In a survey by Ypulse, results showed that between the ages of 8-18 girls’ confidence levels dropped by 30%. Now, more than ever tween and teen girls feel the pressure to be perfect. Together, we’ll take the fear out of failure, fill the confidence gap, and be proud of who you…

YEA! Chicago

The YEA! Chicago program is about building the skills and confidence for girls to thrive in business and life. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy has developed a program that teaches students how to select, research, vet, develop, and market a business. From idea generation to pitching their businesses…

Business Blast 2021

YEA! GRADUATES, LET’S KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING!!The Business Blast helps you workshop the biggest challenges you are facing in your business in a small group setting, guided by a startup mentor. We will cover topics ranging from messaging to marketing channels to financials and KPIs.  Each girl will also be paired with a mentor who…

Jean Shuman Scholarship

Female Strong/YEA! Chicago is so excited to announce the introduction of the Jean Shuman Scholarship!Are you a YEA! Chicago recipient who will embody YEA! values and the integrity, courage, and skills necessary to thrive in business and life? Apply now for a chance to earn a scholarship of $2,500. Congratulations to our 2021 Jean Shuman…

#WhyWednesday: Laurette Rondenet

#WhyWednesday: LAURETTE RONDENET We are thrilled to continue our #WhyWednesday series with Laurette Rondenet! #WhyWednesday is a weekly feature of a leader that is involved in our organization. A “why” is the reason they decided to become involved with Female Strong, what female empowerment and leadership mean to them, or why they do what they do.…