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Shelley Cryan

Shelley Cryan

Product Manager, Charitylogic Corporation

Shelley McKechnie Cryan’s Personal Leadership Plan builds on a successful program she leads in The Gambia, teaching teen girls how to start photo businesses so they can earn money and stay in school. Her project will launch a traveling photo exhibition showcasing the girls’ work alongside images from teens in each U.S. city where the show travels, to spark cross-cultural conversations, expand knowledge of West Africa, and elicit support. Shelley’s experience with societal hurdles compels her to give others tools to surmount challenges.

Next, she plans to bring this proven business model to other communities, using knowledge gained from Presidential Leadership Scholars.