Whitney Smith

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Whitney Smith brings her over 25 years of experience in the leadership of innovative and progressive projects and organizations to her work as a consultant. Whitney specializes in bridging the gap between dynamic non-profit organizations and cutting edge for-profit organizations. Helping these organizations achieve social good through their work and partnerships is the name of the game.

Her clients include: The Body Shop, Talk To Jess, I Am That Girl, Rodan & Fields, Mattel, Unilever, Clorox, Coaching Corps., Sephora, The Disney Chanel, Eileen Fisher, Kimberly Clark, The Representation Project, Inspire USA, and many others.

Whitney is also the visionary Founder of Girls For A Change and scaled the organization from 10 girls in the US to over 20,000 girls globally during her 13-year tenure as CEO. In that time, she raised $9m in funding to scale the organization’s impact. Her inspiration for Girls For A Change springs from over 18 years of experience in the leadership of innovative and progressive programs for girls and women. Her experience working with girls in juvenile detention and group homes has shaped her vision for a different world for girls and women.

 She has been acknowledged for her accomplishments by NPR, named on of the most Influential women in the Silicon Valley and featured as one of the first 100 women in the PBS/AOL documentary project Makers. She was selected to attend Harvard Business School’s Nonprofit Strategic Management Program and awarded a scholarship to Hewlett Packard’s Leadership Initiative Program.

A tireless advocate for social justice and the unlimited potential of girls and women, Whitney speaks frequently to diverse audiences on collaboration, social change, youth development, and girls and women in leadership.