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Jul 27, 2023

This week FemCity CEO, Violette de Ayala is joined by Michele Leahy, Founder at Leahy Life Plan. Join in the conversation as they dive into Services and Support You May Not Know You Need. 

About Michelle Leahy  // Ms. Leahy is the founder and CEO of Leahy Life Plan, a firm dedicated to life planning for those with disabilities as well as their families. She understands disability challenges from both a professional and personal perspective. Her goal is to assist in developing strategies of funding special needs trusts and creating a roadmap to meaningful adult supports. She has her Certification in Work Incentive Planning through an approved Social Security Administration (SSA) program established through the SSA Ticket To Work Program. Ms. Leahy received her M.S. in Non-Profit Management from Eastern University and an B.A. in Communications, Division of Humanities, from Penn State. She has 15+ years of varied professional work experiences before she established her own company. 

She was the first non-veteran Executive Board Member of the United Spinal Association, a national disability rights organization, where she served for over 8 years. In 2018, she spoke on disability issues at the Philadelphia Women’s March on the steps of the Art Museum. She has been a key player in organizations such as AHEDD (a specialized human resource organization), the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA, assisted in the establishment of the Bucks County Center for Independent Living and has served on many community advisory boards that advocate for individuals with disabilities. Ms. Leahy has spoken both nationally and locally on disability at PBI’s Exceptional Children Conference, PaTTAN, Spina Bifida National Conference, VoiceAmerica and on the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate.

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About FemCity //  FemCity offers a Free 30-Day Trial Membership and Memberships start at only $15.99. You can also learn more about launching a FemCity Chapter in your community. FemCity has been seen in Gilt, Vogue, AP News, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and MarieClaire. Learn why FemCity is more than just a women’s networking group at and on all social platforms @FemCity.

About Violette de Ayala // Violette is a Cuban-American serial and social Entrepreneur, Founder of FemCity®, and virtual mentor to over 20,000 women.

Violette has been quoted in Success, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Yahoo Small Business, Business Insider News as a small business expert. You can connect with Violette on IG, FB, LinkedIn at Violette de Ayala.

About Lynn Pelzer // Lynn is the COO of FemCity and has held a chair position on boards, currently part of a DEI board with FemCity, she has been awarded the Rising Star Award and Crystal Executive Award in her previous company. She has been a contributor on podcasts as well as blogs, and has been a speaker in women’s groups on the topics of business. You can connect with Lynn on Facebook or Linkedin @lynnpelzer.