Female Strong ® is a non-profit organization driven by a community drawn together with a common purpose: to offer hands-on programs, mentorship, and experiences that build confidence in middle and high school girls, propelling them to become future leaders.

Our powerful team is made up of program staff, volunteers, and our board of directors. We are committed to helping these young entrepreneurs grow, learn, and realize their dreams! If you’d like to join us, check out our available opportunities.

Team Members

Program Manager

YEA! Instructor

Business Blast Instructor

Programs & Development Coordinator

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Member, Female Strong - President and CEO, Edlong Corporation

Advisory Board Member, Female Strong - VP of Business Strategy, Yakkety Yak Marketing

Advisory Board Member, Female Strong - Executive Vice President, Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition N.A

Board Members

Founder and Board President, Female Strong - Vice President, Bespoke Commercial Real Estate

Board Member, Female Strong -Chief Financial Officer, Edlong Corporation

Board Member, Female Strong - Principal, Fiduciary Financual Partners, LLC

Khalilah Lyons

Board Member, Female Strong - Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

Board Member, Female Strong - Managing Director Global Small Business Practice, Gallagher

Board Member, Female Strong - Senior Manager, Sales Effectiveness Field and Inside Sales, Grainger

Board Member, Female Strong -President & CEO, Chicago Deferred Exchange Company, A Wintrust Company

Board Member and Young Professionals Committee Chair, Female Strong – Marketing Manager at Redmond Construction

Board Member, Female Strong - Vice President, Human Resources, HUB International

Board Member, Female Strong - President & Board Member at Children's Advocates for Change

Your Donation Makes a Difference

Female Strong is made possible by the generous support of forward-thinking individuals and businesses here in our community.

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