Jill Goodrich is the President, Founder & CEO of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, a member-driven nonprofit organization promoting the advancement of women in entrepreneurship, leadership and the workplace. Additionally, Jill founded the Women’s Chamber Foundation to provide free educational tools, scholarships and resources.
Since forming the Women’s Chamber, Jill has forged local, national and international partnerships. In 2016, she established a partnership with the City of Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. In 2017, Jill hosted Atlanta’s first annual International Women’s Day Summit and partnered with 2020 Women on Boards to bring the city’s first “National Conversation on Board Diversity” to Atlanta. She also established partnerships with the AAUW to host Atlanta’s first series of free wage negotiation workshops to help close the wage gender gap. Additionally, Jill established strategic partnerships to spur economic development for female entrepreneurs and launched the #BuyHers Marketplace, a platform for women to source products and services from women-owned and women-led organizations globally.
A graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in Finance, Jill holds dual American and Dutch citizenship. A frequent guest speaker and judge for pitch competitions, Jill serves on the Small Business Advisory Council and the Diversity & Inclusion Council of the Georgia Chamber, is a Board Director for HireLiving and a Community Service Award recipient.
In 1922, the "Women's Division" of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce was formed. By 1937, the division became self-sustainable and the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta was chartered. The WCC planted the first tree downtown Atlanta, successfully lobbied to the Georgia Board of Regents for women to be admitted into universities and managed the Atlanta Dogwood Festival for decades before it became its own entity. In 2016, the WCC was reorganized and includes an active International Women's division.