YEA! Chicago Team

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.

Program Team 2019-2020

Jody LaVoie

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Chief Executive Officer, 

Female Strong and YEA! Chicago

Sheila Shenoy

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Diana Conley

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Recruitment and Volunteer Manager

Rachel Gitlevich

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Instructor

Katerina Popova

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Social Media Volunteer

Dee Hamlin

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Classroom Volunteer

Business Mentor

FEMALE STRONG board of directors

Emily Smith

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Founder and Board President, Female Strong

Vice President, Bespoke Commercial Real Estate

Lori Hilson Cioromski

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Founder and Board Secretary, Female Strong

President, Essential Water Technologies

Founder, HC Strategic Advisors

Jenny Gumm

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Instructor

Female Strong Board Member

Founder, Sersano Consulting

Nick Economos

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  Principal, Fiduciary Financial Partners, LLC

Laurette Rondenet

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  President and CEO, Edlong Dairy Technologies

Florence Ann Romano

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Founder & CEO, Kindred Content

Lyn Soo Hoo

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President, Financial Works, Inc.