• In Her Shoes Foundation In Her Shoes Foundation


  • Interest area icon

Volunteer with us!  We have

Subscribe Get an RSS feed of these Opportunities
Please wait . . .

Mission Statement

In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF) is a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by empowering women and girls. OUR VISION IHSF's vision is to empower and inspire every woman and girl to be her personal best. OUR MISSION Our mission is to embrace the potential of all women and girls by providing: • Positive Influences • Learning Opportunities • Community Partnerships • Leadership Development OUR CORE VALUES IHSF’s core values form the foundation of how we conduct ourselves as an organization. These are also the qualities we value and encourage in our members and volunteers. We are: • Accountable • Empathetic • Intentional • Authentic • Inclusive


Kasia Wereszczynska, the founder of In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF), served for many years as a crisis worker supporting young girls and women on the south-side of Chicago and the North Shore area. These experiences led her to want to further inspire and enable these teen girls, and so the Foundation was borne. In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF) began as the Positive Girls Club, in 2008, as a forum for women of all ages to build strong individual and community relationships in the Chicagoland area. I n 2011 the Club was formalized and it became In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Today, through our Professional Development Workshops, Giving Back initiative and our flagship program, Ready Set Girls Academy, we strive to create a nurturing and positive environment for women and girls of all backgrounds to empower and inspire them to be their personal best.


Average Review 4 reviews

Would you recommend In Her Shoes Foundation?

by Jeanette P. (2016-07-11 12:33:48.0)
IHSF is comprised of inspiring men and women who are dedicated to helping the community. It is a smaller organization where everyone can make a real impact, where everyone is encouraged to give back to the community in a positive and meaningful way.
by Nicholas T. from Chicago, IL (2016-06-14 00:35:33.0)
The Foundation consists of amazing individuals dedicated to the promotion of a happy and healthy lifestyle for all women everywhere. The In Her Shoes Foundation is many things: a support group, charity, professional development workshop, and many more. The members of the organization do their very best to spread the message our mission and cultivate empowerment.
by Kristiana M. (2016-06-13 13:27:04.0)
IHSF not only stands for a great cause but is filled with wonderful women to know and work with! They do a great job of keeping everyone in the loop about the organization during monthly meetings and have some great events (happy hours, lectures, shopping events, etc). I would definitely recommend IHSF whether you're looking for a serious commitment volunteer gig or a casual one.
by Kathryn M. (2016-05-25 13:39:36.0)
I attended a professional development workshop more suited for young girls without much corporate experience. Not many attendees. The organization seems very disorganized.