Kelly Fair is the Founder and Executive Director of Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, an Illinois Gold Star rated mentoring program that enhances the life skills, career readiness, and leadership ability of girls and young women. Since its founding in 2009, Polished Pebbles has worked with over 5,000 African American and Latinx girls and young women and provided over 500 mentors in hundreds of schools.
Kelly is an award-winning social entrepreneur and sought-after speaker who advocates for girls, women, mentoring, and workforce pipelining. She is the author of They’re All the Same Girl and Every Girl Is a CEO. Kelly currently serves on the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls Taskforce and the Illinois Council for Women and Girls.