Ashley Lynn Priore
Pittsburgh, United States
Founder of the White House Youth Movement & leading a nonprofit dedicated to chess and strategic leadership
Ashley Lynn Priore is an American chess player & coach, author and contributor, intergenerational diversity consultant, progressive strategist, public engagement entrepreneur, and media figure currently serving as the founder, inaugural president, and CEO of Queens Gambit - a national nonprofit elevating a new generation of strategic, inclusive, and civically-minded leaders through the power of chess. Ashley has been featured and recognized for her work using chess to combat society's biggest issues in Elite Daily, Katie Couric Media, Forbes, and USA Today. An awarded chess player in her own right, Ashley is known for her fierce leadership in creating gender equity in chess education.
At 22, Ashley's list of accomplishments are extensive. In 2019, she founded Y'22 (A Youth On Boards Movement) to advocate for intergenerational diversity on nonprofit boards. In her role as President, Ashley educates, empowers, and supports young leaders (under 25) to join nonprofit boards and trains nonprofits on best practices for board leadership. In 2020, she founded Youth Political Strategies, the first youth-led campaign strategy firm in the country, in response to the lack of youth engagement in the 2020 Presidential Election. As a founding partner, Ashley has consulted numerous campaigns on policy and voter outreach as local as City Council to national offices such as Congress and Presidential campaigns.
The author of numerous books and the youngest person to run for office in the State of Pennsylvania in 2019, Ashley is a nationally recognized leader in youth rights activism and youth policy implementation, writing and submitting an entire playbook for youth engagement in the White House for the Biden-Harris Administration. She is the founder of the White House Youth Movement, advocating for a White House Youth Policy Council via Executive Order. She co-founded and chairs Our Right To Justice to advocate for more justices on the Supreme Court following the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett and in 2021, founded and leads Congress for Governmental Engagement to create stronger lines of communication between elected officials and constituents. As an expert in nonprofit policy and management, Ashley serves the community through her own nonprofit consulting business, Priore Consulting. Leading various initiatives in the community including Proud Pennsylvania, Ashley takes community problems and creates innovative techniques to solve them.
In 2022, Ashley started Ashley Live, a talk show highlighting influential people across various industries from business to politics to journalism and everywhere in between. Her goal is (and has always been) to be a connector. She aims to bridge the gap between young leaders and national influencers. Ashley believes in power-sharing networks to bring about impactful change.
Ashley resides in Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. In her free time, contributes to major publications including the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, and MS Magazine. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (majoring in English Literature and Political Science) and is currently completing her Masters of Public Administration at George Washington University.Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?
I grew up with the philosophy that if everyone is included and if everyone's voices are heard, amazing things can happen. HundrED understands that education is changing, and I want to be a part of a global community that appreciates the value of innovative partnerships and education.How can education support students to flourish?
Education comes in so many forms. Students learn everyday from everything. Every single interaction that takes place between a student and the world is education. The world is our classroom.What role does innovation play in education change?
For too long, education has been seen by many as linear in the classroom learning. However, this is just not true anymore. To me, innovation in education is when students and their needs, interests, and real world experiences come first.Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)
Queens Gambit (of course:), Global Minds Initiative, and really whatever I'm reading about that day!Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)
I want to hear about innovations that are youth-led.