Fellow Profile

Polished Pebbles
Kelly Fair – Founder, Executive Director ~ 2022 Fellow

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Polished Pebbles builds women’s employability in the future workplace. In short, we help girls become great communicators at home, school, and the future workplace. We help young women shape the future workplace.”


Revenue – $786,000
Organization reach since 2009

  • 6,000+ Girls Served
  • 500+ Mentors and Volunteers
  • 125+ Schools and Community Sites
  • 100+ Corporate Partnerships
  • Polished Pebbles – Duke University

In the News

Introducing the winners of our Mommy & Me Summer Entrepreneurship “Shark Tank” competition! These mother-daughter teams worked with our business coach Duane Wilson this summer to develop a business plan to help them launch the small business of their dreams. These teams presented their business pitches to judges in a final “Shark Tank” Competition.

2023 Summit

Watch Kelly Fair presenting the results from her 2022 Fellowship, during our Gratitude Network Summit – June 13 2023.


Kelly Fair, Founder and Executive Director of Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring Program, was selected as one of The Gratitude Network’s 2022 Fellows. Polished Pebbles “creates communication competencies and provides mentorship to young women to enhance their life skills and employability and empower them to pursue leadership roles.”


Jill Talvensari
CEO & Executive Leadership Coach

Polished Pebbles girls

Polished Pebbles mentors wrapped up their summer programs supporting over 150 girls!

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