About US

My Sister’s Village (MSV) was born out of a compelling desire to help young women from marginalized backgrounds visualize and plot a path to personal success. Through the nonprofit Lynn seeks to help young women reach their potential whether they chose the path of higher education, entrepreneurship, trade school or if they seek another path.  Through mentoring, life and career coaching, training, and scholarships (post-secondary and trade school) MSV seeks to be a beacon to young women who want and deserve more.


Our Mission​

To nurture, guide and empower young women from marginalized and underserved communities to reach their fullest potential.
Lynn Leary
Founder and Board Chairperson

Born on the eastern shore of Maryland, Lynn spent her formative years in Delaware. She attended the University of Delaware and went on to attend Delaware Law School (formerly Widener University School of Law).  Her legal career has included positions in state and municipal government, private legal practice and as corporate counsel.  After 16 years in corporate America, she could no longer resist the call of entrepreneurship, leaving to start her own consulting firm. 

Throughout her professional career Lynn has also had a heart for stewardship, serving on numerous community boards and committees, including the United Negro College Fund, Girls Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Club of America, Greater Step Scholars and others. 


The MSV board and advisory committee share a common vision to afford opportunity to young women from underserved and marginalized communities to dream and achieve. The team believes that by providing the opportunity for these young women to define their path and programs to guide them on their way these young women will be poised for success.

Terri Brown

The Enola Group

Wanda Thomas

Travel Leader

Denise A Tarka
Denise Tarka Consulting, LLC
Michael Leary

Wells Fargo