YEA! Alumna Publishes Third Book

We love to see our students and alumnae in action!  Today we shine the spotlight on Ayra Mudessir, YEA! Class of 2019 and 2022 Jean Shuman Scholarship Recipient, for completing her *third* book! As host of the Grow Wealthy podcast, Ayra has inspired countless ambitious young adults through her interview-style episodes with successful members of…

CEO Roundtable 2023

When? February 7th, 2023 5:00 PM CST Who? Open to all that support our mission, YEA! Students and their families Where? This is a virtual panel discussion. The Zoom link will be available after registration. What? Our annual YEA! CEO Roundtable event brings together high-profile Chicago women business leaders for an informal discussion about their…

Golf With Us on August 29th!

Join us on August 29th for our Golf Outing! As the Greater River North Business Association’s 2022 charity partner, we are co-hosting a Golf Outing at the Ravinia Golf Club on August 29th. Reserve your tickets at the link below and follow the prompts to complete payment. Proceeds will go toward out 150k fundraising campaign…

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…