#WhyWednesday: Katie Helmlinger

#WhyWednesday: Katie Helmlinger We are delighted to continue our #WhyWednesday series with Katie Helmlinger!   #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…

#WhyWednesday: Elise Gelwicks

#WhyWednesday: Elise Gelwicks We are delighted to continue our #WhyWednesday series with Elise Gelwicks!   #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…

Female Strong on FOX32 Chicago

Female Strong co-founder, Emily Smith, and YEA! graduate, Aria Fifer, were featured on Fox 32 Chicago yesterday morning.   Fox 32 Chicago highlighted our Young Entrepreneur’s Academy 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 Investor Panel -…

#WhyWednesday: Jen Tadin

#WhyWednesday: Jen Tadin We are excited to continue our #WhyWednesday series with new board member, Jen Tadin!   #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…

#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…

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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,…