Lori Goldman started Fems for Change in 2016 with a yellow legal pad and a slew of names of friends, family and neighbors. After sending out a group invite to 500 of possible like- minded souls, through trial and error, she connected with the right group of motivated women and the organization quickly grew to more than 1100 members. Lori’s works in grassroots political activism with Voters Not Politicians as a Team Captain in Bloomfield Township, seeking volunteers to obtain signatures to get anti-gerrymandering legislation on the ballot for November 2018.
Lori is married and the mother of a college student and nine-year old triplets. When not working on Fems for Change and its sister organization Fems for Dems, Lori pretends to like to work out and is particularly fond of the horror genre in movies.
Minyang Jiang (MJ) joined Fems for Change in February 2017 after meeting Lori through Facebook and going out for a quick coffee. She quickly became one of the young leaders supporting the organization in its vision and mission. She helped organize the first Rally for Change and created the intro video for the organization. She is a member of the Immigration and Race team and also serves on the Communications/IT and Social Media team. She is passionate about social justice, women's rights, and environmental activism.
MJ graduated with the Highest Honors from Harvard University and has an MBA in Marketing and Operations Management from Wharton School of Business. Currently she works in Global Strategy at Ford Motor Company helping to incubate new businesses. When she was 29, she was the youngest leader named in 40 Under 40 by Automotive News in 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fiction and spending time with her husband and their two mini Aussies.
Lesley Esters Redwine has spent her whole career in education and education advocacy, and currently serves as the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of InspirED Education, a 501c(3) and educational nonprofit. Prior to InspirED, Leslie served as the Chief Executive Officer of New Urban Learning, which managed University YES Academy and University Prep Schools. She also worked as Vice President of External Relations at Achievement First, a high‐performing charter management organization.
Leslie’s additional roles include having served as the President and CEO of the New York Chapter of the Black Alliance for Educational Opportunities and as the Project Director for Agenda for Children. In 2000, Lesley was selected as a National Urban Fellows where she served as a Special Assistant to a member of the New York City Board of Education. She has also served as a Policy Analyst at the Afterschool Corporation, as an Adjunct Professor in multiple institutions, and has worked as an attorney.
Leslie earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan, J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy, M.P.A. from the Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs. Her greatest joy is her family, which includes her husband, Eric, three children and her Portie, Paris.