Julayne Virgil is the CEO of Girls Inc. of Alameda County where she leads the investment in thousands of girls in grades K-12 in the East Bay as they navigate gender, economic, social and racial barriers to realize their full potential and to become the strong, smart and bold leaders of tomorrow. Prior to this role, Julayne was with Education Pioneers for seven years where in her last role as Vice President of Leadership Development she developed, redesigned and scaled programs across more than 20 locations around the country. Previously, she launched and led the organization’s Chicago office.

Julayne has also cultivated resources for community and school-based health centers with Access Community Health Network, and managed campaigns focused on advancing critical social change initiatives in education, health, and public safety for national non-profit and federal agency clients of The Advertising Council in New York City. She also designed and facilitated several cohorts of a life skills course for girls at The Prospect Park YMCA in Brooklyn and collaborated on a women’s health capacity-building project in Bamako, Mali. Julayne received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California where she currently serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors.  She is an Oakland native who lives in Oakland with her husband and their two daughters.