strongHER

Helping each girl find her inner strength.

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About tHe Founders

strongHER co-founders and twin sisters, Alicia and Daria Capone, realize they had a unique and fortunate experience growing up. Everywhere they went, they had an automatic friend. Companion. someone who was there to help the other through challenging times or stresses they faced in school, at home, in sports/extracurricular activities, etc., someone to keep them in check, to motivate them, to look up to.

 

Through their own life experiences, they learned and were taught self-confidence, stress-management and mindfulness skills, and would share these helpful tools with one another. Understanding that this sharing of information and support-system was a key component in navigating the stresses and pressures that come with growing up as a female, the Capone twins decided they would work to provide both a sense of community and self-empowerment tools to

young girls.

Their hope is to instill mental toughness and self-confidence in girls across the northeast to overcome challenges and manage stress associated with growing up today (academics, career, sports, social media, bullying, body image, etc.) so that they are able to live their most fulfilled lives.

StrongHER is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to empowering young women with the confidence and resiliency to achieve their self-defined goals, while managing stress and life’s inevitable obstacles.

Empowering GIRLS

Meet The Team

Alicia Capone

Co-Founder

Alicia Capone graduated from Simmons University in 2016 with her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. She currently works as a orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapist at one of the top rehabilitation centers in the U.S. Alicia knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a career where she has the opportunity to make a positive impact in people's’ lives.

 

Alicia has been a member of the New England Patriots Cheerleaders squad since 2018 and recently traveled to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. She’s been able to live out her passion for cheerleading and volunteerism throughout New England.

 

With her extensive background, Alicia is excited to work with her twin sister Daria where they will strive to make a difference in the youth.

Daria Capone

Co-Founder

Daria Capone graduated from Northeastern University in 2015 with a degree in International Affairs and Political Science. She currently works in technology sales in New York City. Day to day, Daria works with customers to understand their business, identify gaps, and develop IT strategies that will allow them to run more efficiently, reduce cost, and provide better support and services to their end users.

 

With multidimensional academic and professional experience, Daria brings a vibrant, inquisitive and mindful perspective to the organization as well as each workshop. Daria is looking forward to working with her sister, Alicia, and hopes that they can effectively impact and inspire girls across the northeast.

Ashley Shultz

As a college athlete to New England Patriots Cheerleader, Ashley has always had a deep love for health and fitness, even landing a feature in Sports Illustrated. Whether cheering on the sidelines or in front of her classes, Ashley believes in empowering her students to pursue their inner strength which reveals their true beauty - one of the reasons she is excited to be a part of StrongHer. Redefining beauty as strength has become a mission for Ashley. She founded and runs of a non-profit, Miss Pink, which advocates for female empowerment and supports breast cancer survivors and their families during treatment. 

 

She received  her Masters in Business Management and Certified in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University Graduate Studies. She started Ocean Ave Society Consulting Firm which focuses on disruptive strategies for small to mid size businesses after leaving almost a decade of work in the corporate world. In her spare time she loves spending time with her friends and family and focusing her efforts on philanthropic endeavors.