Lindsay Hyde is the founder and executive director of Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc., a Boston-based mentoring program that works to inspire young women to change the world. Hyde started the program in 2000 as a Harvard freshman looking for a way to pass the knowledge, strength and inspiration of strong women in history and the local community on to elementary school-age girls. The 7-year-old program has achieved tremendous success, earning Hyde numerous awards including a 2007 National Jefferson Award, the ‘Nobel Prize’ for public service. In 2007, 45 students from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University volunteered as mentors to more than 150 girls throughout Pittsburgh’s city schools.