Annie Warshaw is the Co-founder and CEO of Mission Propelle. After experiencing abuse as a child, Warshaw set out to make the world a safer, kinder place for girls. She earned her BA in History and Women’s Studies from the University of Central Florida and her MA in Women’s History from Roosevelt University. In 2010 she joined Teach for America and taught on the Southside of Chicago for 3 years. In 2013, Warshaw launched Mission Propelle (formerly Smarty Pants Yoga) to empower elementary-age girls to know who they are, what they believe, and how to advocate for themselves through a combination of yoga and reading. Mission Propelle has reached over 3,000 girls, distributed over 50,000 books, and has served 100+ within the Chicagoland area. Annie was named the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship Teacher of the year in 2013, Jewish United Federation Chicago 30 under 30 in 2014, was the 2015 national recipients of the Points of Light Civic Accelerator, and received the Chicago Foundation for Women Pioneer Award in 2016. Warshaw serves on the Young Women’s Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for Women and as Vice Chair on the Pulaski International School of Chicago Local School Council. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son Grant.