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…

Young Professionals Holiday Cookie Exchange

Celebrate the holidays with other female professionals while also supporting an incredible cause!

All you have to do is bring 24 cookies to share and you’ll end up going home with a bag full of delicious treats from the other guests! And we won’t judge if you’re not a baker and have to stop by Trader Joe’s on your way

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…

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…


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.  …