Kelly Fair is the Founder and Executive Director of the Reflections Foundation and the Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, non-profit organizations that enhance life skills, career readiness and leadership ability of girls and young women. She is the author of “They’re All the Same Girl” and “Every Girl is a CEO.” She is an award-winning social entrepreneur who advocates for girls, women, mentoring and workforce pipelining.
Kelly, a trained speech pathologist, began her innovative career directing college prep and work-study programs, which she created for Urban high school and college students. Next, she worked on the development and marketing of national literacy programs, impacting the lives of children from early childhood to middle school.
Because of this experience, Kelly saw a gap in girls-centered programming to help them build strong communication skills at home, at school, and in preparation for the future workplace; this led her to start Polished Pebbles.
Kelly currently serves on the US Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls Taskforce, the Harold Washington College President’s Advisory Board and the Illinois Council for Women and Girls.
She is a true “south side girl” and lives in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood. Kelly Fair is the Founder and Executive Director of Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, a non-profit organization focused on the life-skills enhancement, career readiness, and leadership development of girls and young women. She is the author of , and an award-winning social entrepreneur and advocate for girls, women, mentoring, and workforce pipelining,