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

Program Coordinator

YEA! Instructor

Volunteer Content Writer & Creator

Business Blast Instructor

YEA! Instructor, YEA! Social Media and YEA! Project Manger, Female Strong Book Group Leader

Young Professionals Committee Chair

Board Members

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

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

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

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

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

Elise Gelwicks

Board Member - Founder, Eleview

Khalilah Lyons

Board Member, Female Strong - Diversity & Inclusion Leader for Discover Financial Services

Board Member, Female Strong - Ringleader & Chief StoryTeller, myWHY Agency

Board Member, Female Strong - Chief Growth Officer, Bold Penguin

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

Board Member, Female Strong -CoFounder/Chief Business Officer, Noteworthy Media Network

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

Your Donation Makes a Difference

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

Speak with us today about making a donation in support of our organization, or click the “Make Donation” button to instantly give.