Judy Vredenburgh is President & CEO of Girls Inc., the organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Girls Inc. provides girls with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges they face. The Girls Inc. Experience consists of people, an environment, and programming that, together, empower girls to succeed. Girls Inc. also works with policymakers to advocate for legislation and initiatives that strengthen opportunities for girls.
Under Judy’s leadership, a strategic plan is invigorating the network to grow services to girls, advance our advocacy efforts, increase revenue, and institute a participant tracking system and outcomes measurement for each girl served.
Prior to joining Girls Inc. in 2010, Judy was President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and Senior Vice President of Revenue Development and Marketing at March of Dimes. Judy brings over 20 years of corporate retail experience, including as CEO of Chess King, a $257M division of the Melville Corporation.
Throughout her career, Judy has been recognized for her business acumen, executive leadership, and commitment to advancing opportunities for girls and women. She was honored as one of The NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50, named one of 100 Women Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector, and recognized as one of 30 Change Makers by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Judy is a member of the New York Women’s Forum and the Board of Directors for Board Source. She has served on President Obama’s Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Advisory Council, as a member of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Overseers, and on the Board of Directors of Independent Sector.
Judy holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the State University of New York, Buffalo. She holds honorary degrees from Lynchburg College and Philadelphia University.