Lesley Kennedy

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  • 35100 Inclusive Leadership

Job experience

  • VP of Community Engagement for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

  • Director of Strategy and Organization Development at Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA).

  • Prior to joining CGLA, developed and maintained a thriving nonprofit coaching and consulting practice.

  •  Served as Youth & Opportunity United's (Y.O.U.) Chief Program Officer.

  • Prior to Y.O.U. spent five years as a Senior Program Officer at the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. 

  • Prior to McCormick, served for seven years as the Executive Director of the Chicago Girls’ Coalition, a Chicago-based non-profit. 

Fields of Special Interest

  • Newfield Network trained personal and professional coach 

  • Provides capacity building leadership development consulting to non-profits

Publications or presentations (last 3 years)

  • Contributed as an Advisory Committee member to Equity in the Center’s report: Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture.