Maven to Know: Lindsay Gramlich

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Gramlich posing in front of Girls Inc. signLindsay Gramlich is the President and CEO of Girls Inc. Indy. She’s also a mom, wife, daughter, friend and sister. She really wants to be Leslie Knope when she grows up, and so channels her often. Her Indianapolis journey began 13 years ago during an unpaid summer internship at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. She stayed there for 12 years, working mostly in Development. Last October she joined Girls Inc. as VP of Development, became Interim President and CEO in February, and after a comprehensive executive search, was appointed permanent President and CEO in May. Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s Degree from DePauw University and a Master’s of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University. Exercise is her therapy; she loves to read (slash listen to audiobooks), to travel to new places and explore cultures, and to participate in new activities with her kids. It has always been a dream to lead a nonprofit, thus she is exactly where she’s supposed to be. The Girls Inc. mission lives deep in her soul. Tell us more, Lindsay!

My Maven Superpower is … Ambition

Best book I’ve read lately is … The Rose Code

Self-care habit I swear by …My Peloton

Gramlich posing for pictures with others in front of presentationMy first job was … Scooping ice cream

The best career advice I can offer is … Relationships matter. Build your network right away and make sure it is a diversified network. Find the people who can cheer you on, but also knock you down a notch. You absolutely need both to succeed.

A purchase I’ve been loving lately is … 2 pink flower chairs in my new office

I feel most confident when …  I know I have given something everything I can give it.

My favorite local restaurant dish is … The chop salad from Bluebeard

The thing I’ve been binging lately is … Twitter, unfortunately

A fun fact about me is … I have 3 small kiddos. They are my world. I am doing everything I can to raise them kind.

The skill I most want to learn is … Gardening

A Maven you should know is … Hadley Moore Vlahogeorge

My favorite nonprofit to support is … Girls Inc. Indy and Indy Reads

Three women backs facing camera wearing shirts that say "smart. Strong. Bold."What have you achieved recently that you’d like to celebrate with our community?  I just graduated from The Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series (Class 46)! SKL is hands-down the greatest leadership experience around.

What’s next for you? What can we expect to see over the next few years?  I am so excited about the new energy at Girls Inc. Indy. We are entering our thriving era, and I think there a big things to come!

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