Marjorie Madfis founded Yes She Can Inc. in November 2013, inspired by her daughter, Isabelle who is now a young woman with autism. Marjorie realized that her daughter and other teens with autism transitioning from high school to the adult world, need specialized coaching and training to be able to join the workforce. From her observations and experience with her daughter, she believed that people with autism particularly needed to have an immersive experience to prepare for the competitive work place: learning about business, executing tasks, and practicing social skills in an authentic setting.
In her leadership role at Yes She Can, Marjorie serves as the executive director, supervising the Girl AGain boutique manager, Director of Training Programs, and volunteers. She also is responsible for strategy, development, and communications.
Previously Marjorie had a successful 30-year career in corporate marketing with expertise in branding, strategy, and interactive marketing. In 2013 she retired from IBM after 17 years of service where she held leadership roles in digital and social media marketing.
She holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS from University of New Hampshire. Marjorie serves as a member of the Westchester County Autism Advisory Committee, she founded the White Plains School District PTA Committee on Special Needs, and has been a fundraiser for autism research including NAAR, Autism Speaks and Autism Science Foundation.