Request for Proposal: Public Relations Campaign

Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program equips girls with effective communication skills to become leaders at home, school, and the future workplace. Since 2009, Polished Pebbles has worked with over 5,000 African American and Latinx girls and provided over 500 mentors to girls in more than 100 schools. Polished Pebbles’ programming increases the communication skills and employability of young women for the future workplace through mentoring, social and emotional learning, and career exposure. The organization serves 500+ tween and teen girls in 5th – 12th grades each school year through school-based and community-based mentoring across the Chicagoland area and nationally. Polished Pebbles’ signature mentoring initiatives include its Every Girl Is a CEO Program, Mommy & Me Entrepreneurship Program, and Pink Hard Hats Program.
Polished Pebbles is seeking proposals from public relations firms and professionals to produce a 90-day campaign that will provide key support to help the organization meet its overall programmatic mission and vision, and specifically achieve its key Q3 & Q4 business goals. Some of the primary objectives that this campaign will achieve include:
  • Raising awareness of the organization’s #CEO Girl Summer.
  • Polished Pebbles declared Summer 2021 the #CEOGirlSummer. Among other awards, the organization received nearly $300,000 in grant funding from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program to provide meaningful, paid summer programming and work experiences for over 160 girls and their mothers. Girls from across the Chicagoland area and from the South Suburbs participated in Polished Pebbles’ Every Girl Is a CEO Summer Work-Study Program this past summer.
  • Garnering additional public awareness of the Every Girl Is a CEO Conference and Fundraiser through driving individual donations, sponsorships, and participation of eligible girls across the county to register for the event.
  • Held on October 16, 2021, Polished Pebbles’ second annual Every Girl Is a CEO Career Conference serves as the organization’s annual fundraiser. This global career conference brings together young ladies in eighth grade – college from the Chicagoland area, nationally, and globally in South Africa to continue building their leadership skills and professional tools. The conference will feature engaging and informational panel discussions that include female CEOs and professional leaders working in a range of industries including construction and manufacturing, public health and safety, beauty, entertainment, and hospitality. This year’s conference will kick off with an in-person event in advance of the virtual conference featuring a series of hands-on workshops for girls to learn specific career skills and tools from our construction and trades partners as part of our Pink Hard Hats initiative. (…/every-girl-is-a-ceo…/)
ALL PROPOSALS DUE BY September 21, 2021, 5 P.M. CST
If interested, please send an email to for more information. In that email, please share the name of your firm, website, and primary contact person.


Register today for our second annual career conference for girls and young professionals.

Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program is hosting its second annual Every Girl is a CEO Conference for girls and young professionals.

Join Polished Pebbles for our global career conference on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The Every Girl is a CEO Conference will bring together 100 girls and young ladies in eighth grade through college to network with female professionals while building communication and leadership skills.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about career opportunities in a variety of industries through engaging panel discussions with industry leaders who work in construction and manufacturing, public health and safety, beauty, and hospitality. The conference is virtual, allowing for girls from across the nation and globe to join this event.

Register on Eventbrite to apply to attend the conference.

Interested in sponsoring a girl to attend this year’s conference? Sponsorship opportunities are now available! Individuals can sponsor a girl to attend the Every Girl Is a CEO Conference starting at $100. If you and your company are interested in learning more about our corporate level sponsorships, please send an email to

Pipelining Black Women & Girls into Trades & Manufacturing

Pipelining Black Women & Girls into Trades & Manufacturing!

Yesterday we at Polished Pebbles co-hosted a powerful Black Women in Trades Round-Table Breakfast with US Congressional Women & Girls Co-Chair, US Representative Robin Kelly. Stakeholders included industry leaders in construction, manufacturing, union leadership, educators, workforce development, social services, elected officials, the philanthropic community, & media. Moving forward requires all of us! Thanks to @mcaofchicago for sponsoring breakfast and @oakwoodshores for hosting the space.  @chicagowomenintrades @turner_chicago The @chiurbanleague @triceconstruction850 @hire360chicago @chicagocta @milhousecharities @milhouse_engineering #thefutureispink #pinkhardhats #womeninconstruction  #ChicagoWomenInTrades #WomenInBusiness #Tradeswomen #EverGirlIsACEO #WomenInConstruction #Construction #womenintrades #womenwhoweld