The Goldin Institute is staffed by a diverse group of talented and committed individuals around the world working towards a common goal of creating real local and global change rooted in the power of communities determining their own futures.
Jamila Trimuel
Chicago Peace Fellow

From the south side of Chicago, Jamila Trimuel is the Founder of Ladies of Virtue, an award-winning mentoring and leadership program that has empowered over 1,000 girls, ages 9 to 18, to become confident and purpose-driven leaders. Jamila started her career in strategic planning at Northwestern Medicine and has over ten years of experience in strategic planning and community engagement.

Jamila is a Steering Committee member for the Greater Bronzeville Neighborhood Workforce Development committee. Jamila is the co-author of “A Status Report on Teen Girls in Chicago” produced by the Coalition on Urban Girls. Jamila is also the Co-Chair for the Status of Women and Girls Working Group led by Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia. In addition, she is also the Founding Steering Committee Member of the Illinois Council for Women and Girls signed into law by Governor Rauner in 2018. Most recently, Jamila gave her Tedx Talk at Rush University entitled, “Make Today Your Saturday: Live A Fulfilled Life of Purpose.”

Jamila has a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush University. She also holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from The Broad Center for Management of School Systems. Jamila is also a graduate of Chicago Urban League’s IMPACT Leadership Development Program. She lives in the South Loop community with her husband, Damien.

"I am looking forward to collaborating with other community leaders that are truly doing amazing work and making a difference in Chicago. I am determined to work towards making systemic changes specifically as it relates to black girls in Chicago."