Founding Exchange:

Meets every Second and Fourth Tuesday at 10:00 am

Next Meeting: December 12th

Your Fearless Leaders

Jessie Jury

Jessie Jury

Jessie Jury is a MarCom pro and Fractional CMO/COO with a focus on the intersection of marketing and operations. She enjoys helping organizations integrate all of their moving parts in order to create transformative growth. She has a rich background spanning diverse industries, including travel, coworking communities, non-profits, arts & entertainment, Fortune 500 giants, professional memberships, and academia. One of her favorite gigs was being a speaker and writing lab moderator for Chicago Ideas on behalf of Statue Stories Chicago, a citywide public arts initiative. Jessie loves to travel, and her home base is a Chicago ‘burb with her husband, three kids, and many rescued animals.

Michelle Sunder

Michelle Sunder

Based out of Chicago, Michelle Sunder is an event planner who founded Bustle and Lace, LLC in 2016. Michelle began her event planning career at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, IL, working to plan fundraising events for crowds ranging from 20 people to 500 people. She then went on to work for The Alford Group as a consultant to not-for-profit organizations. Michelle leverages her professional experiences and relationships, industry knowledge, and creativity for her current wedding and event clients. Michelle’s current clients are mostly couples seeking support with planning leading up to and on their wedding day. In addition, she also supports a handful of nonprofit organizations with their annual events and galas. She resides with her husband and two young children in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago.

The Venue



ALTAR is a nurturing alternative to traditional coworking spaces. Designed by women, for women, ALTAR’s inviting spaces encourage intentional breaks throughout your day so you can get the business of life done in a way that’s both productive and pleasurable. Founding Moms are invited to enjoy free coworking at ALTAR on Founding Exchange days.

What is an Exchange?

The Founding Exchange is the place for entrepreneurial women to build better businesses by meeting and supporting one another in twice-monthly mastermind sessions. We’re invested in real time problem-solving, educating and empowering one another. We don’t sell or recruit to fellow members and this is certainly not a dressed-up business card swap. We wanna grow authentic and productive relationships that help us to make more money. So, come as you are. Bring a friend. See for yourself.

What members are saying

"Not only did I meet a diverse group of women who’ve helped me tremendously to grow my business, but I came across an additional business opportunity that has significantly impacted my life and my income. Take advantage of the The Founding Moms – it’s an adrenaline shot for your business."
Vera C., Chicago, IL

"Attending this mastermind has helped me to increase sales because of the ideas and suggestions that I’ve received. I love The Founding Exchange."
Stephanie K., Atlanta, GA


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