#WhyWednesday: Rod Sowders

#WhyWednesday: Rod Sowders We are excited to continue our #WhyWednesday series with Rod Sowers!   #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 means to them, or why they do what…

Female Strong and Chicago Booth Book Club

Shelby Wenner is the volunteer leader of the Chicago Booth Book Club and Female Strong partnership.   In honor of Women’s History Month, Chicago Booth highlighted Shelby and her efforts to “harness the power of literature to explore female empowerment with a group of women.”   Shelby and the Chicago Booth Book Club assisted Female…

#WhyWednesday: Khalilah Lyons

#WhyWednesday: Khalilah Lyons We are thrilled to continue our #WhyWednesday series with Khalilah Lyons, a new board member!   #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 means to them, or…

YEA INVESTOR PANEL 2021

Congratulations to all of our YEA girls who presented their businesses to our panel of “sharks!”

Thank you to all of our panelists for their amazing support and guidance! You are making dreams come true and helping girls see what they can be.

Level Up Your Network Female Strong

Level Up Your Network Virtual Event

The Young Professionals Board at Female Strong wants to meet you!   Join us for our inaugural event! (It’s free!)   Level Up Your Network is a virtual event for young female professionals who want to intentionally build relationships with those at similar stages in their careers.   WHO: Women in business across all industries.  …

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Female Strong on NBC Chicago

We were so honored to have Female Strong’s CEO Jody Lavoie and Young Entrepreneurs Academy alum Gizangba “GiGi” Gbor featured on NBC Chicago last week.   NBC highlighted our YEA! 24-week program that allows young girls to build a business from start to finish. At the conclusion of the program, our girls participate in the…

#WhyWednesday: Emerald Jane Hunter

#WhyWednesday: Emerald Jane Hunter We are thrilled to continue our #WhyWednesday series with our new board member, Emerald-Jane Hunter!    #WhyWednesday is a weekly feature of a female 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 means to them,…

#WhyWednesday: Whitney Reynolds

#WhyWednesday: Whitney Reynolds   We are so proud to continue our #WhyWednesday series with Whitney Reynolds of The Whitney Reynolds Show!   Whitney Reynolds is an acclaimed talk show host, podcast host, author, producer, and philanthropist. The Whitney Reynolds Show is an Emmy nominated program dedicated to being a safe space to tell the delicate…

Girl Power Rocks

Girl Power Rocks!

Spark Your Curiosity, Build Your Confidence and Soar You’re probably familiar with Benjamin Franklin’s famous declaration, “the only two certainties in life are death and taxes.” Conspicuously missing are the inescapable certainties of life’s transitions. Some transitions are more challenging than others, and a few fortunate people seem to take them in stride, but for…

YEA! Student Information Session

Embrace your passion. Live your dream. Change the world. With the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy (YEA!), girls are building skills and confidence to thrive in business. During the YEA! program we will teach you how to build a business from idea generation, to creating your business plan, to pitching your idea to an Investor Panel with…