Chief Executive Officer, Female Strong and YEA! Chicago 

What Does Female Strong Mean to You?

I have spent the majority of my career in very male dominated fields. I have personally experienced gender stereotyping, lack of diverse leadership, salary disparity and imposter syndrome. I have witnessed the constant battle for female leaders to need to justify why they are best suited for their roles. I want to change this dynamic for women in the future. As a mother of three daughters I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to grow and lead Female Strong and YEA! Chicago to create hands on programs, experiences and mentorship that will increase confidence in our middle and high school girls.

Girls and women that are Female Strong are confident, driven, scrappy, determined and smart. They believe in themselves and all they have to offer this world. Be Strong ladies!


Female Strong CEO Jodie LaVoie Shares Her Story with #FlipYourScript Host Kristi Piehl