Meet the Team
Dr. Allison Poss
Co-Founder | Chief executive officer
Background: school psychologist; Master’s Degree in psychology; Educational Specialist Degree in school psychology; Doctorate in interdisciplinary leadership skills
Areas of Expertise: childhood development; creative thinking; brainstorming; leadership skill development; leadership programming
Passion: Teaching young girls the essential skills of creative thinking and leadership that are often overlooked in school.
Girls With Ideas Leadership Style: Arrow
CO-Founder | Chief Curriculum Officer
Background: teacher; Master’s in student development and gender studies
Areas of Expertise: curriculum design and implementation; women’s development; leadership programming
Passion: Making girls into confident leaders by giving them the right tools and support to be successful.
Girls With Ideas Leadership Style: Heart
CO-FOUNDER | Chief operations officer
Background: Corporate Event Planning & Account Management; Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics
Areas of Expertise: process planning, strategic planning, event planning, financial planning, planning planning.
Passion: Inspiring girls to recognize that both leadership and success can be defined in infinite ways.
Girls With Ideas Leadership Style: Lightning Bolt
Background: Currently working toward a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Spanish at the University of Iowa.
Areas of Expertise: Digital marketing, social media, creative writing
Passion: Helping girls find their voices and using their leadership skills to better the world around them.
Girls With Ideas Leadership Style: Anchor
Business Development advisor
Background: Director – Financial Services Assurance; Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems and Finance; Masters degree in Accountancy
Areas of Expertise: executive coaching, talent recruitment, regulatory implementation, process risk assessment and planning, corporate relationship development, fundraising
Passion: Supporting programs that inspire girls with ideas to develop into young women with a passion for leadership.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR
Background: Associate Professor of Business – Grand View University; Bachelors degree in Management and Finance-University of Iowa; Masters Business Administration -Drake University and Ph.D in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies-Iowa State University.
Areas of Expertise: career coaching, educational leadership, talent recruitment, strategic planning, small business development, corporate relationship development, fundraising
Passion: Helping girls fulfill their leadership potential through purposeful and passionate training.