Congratulations to our 2022 Jean Shuman Scholarship Awardee!

Congratulations to Ayra Mudessir, YEA! Chicago Class of 2019! After careful consideration, Ayra Mudessir has been selected as this year’s scholarship recipient! Ayra is a graduate of our 2019 YEA! Chicago cohort and will be studying Health Sciences at DePaul University this fall. She has been an active YEA! Student Ambassador since completing the program, interviewing prospective…

Co-Founder Emily Smith talks IDEA Camp on WGN

Program Coordinator Sarah Sleevi joins radio host Adam Studzinski to discuss IDEA Camp, YEA! Chicago, and girl empowerment on radio show 670 The Score Female Strong co-founder and Board President Emily Smith provides an overview of Female Strong’s mission and upcoming IDEA Camp program on WGN. Read more about Female Strong’s IDEA Camp for 8-12…

Female Strong’s Sarah Sleevi on 670 The Score

Program Coordinator Sarah Sleevi joins radio host Adam Studzinski to discuss IDEA Camp, YEA! Chicago, and girl empowerment on radio show 670 The Score Summer is here and IDEA Camp is around the corner. Program Coordinator Sarah Sleevi provides an overview of Female Strong’s mission, goals, and programs in conversations with host Adam Studzinski. Read…

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…

Entrepreneur Girls

The Entrepreneurship Program for Girls is about building the skills and confidence for girls to thrive in business and life. This program 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…