Sofonisba Anguissola, The Chess Game,, 1555, National Museum, Poznań, Poland
Women and girls, reclaim your power by playing chess!

The Queen has Evolved so Can You!

For 500 hundred years the Queen was just the adviser to the King. Now she is the most powerful piece on the chessboard and will inspire you to access your own powerful energy.
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Ivona Jezierska
Teaches Queen Secrets

Ivona's chess camp has been the highlight of summer for my three children over the years.  The only downside is that they now beat me on a regular basis! Most importantly though the skills and strategy they've learned at chess camp have taught them to think two moves ahead in other areas of their lives as well. 
Beth Osisek
Designer
I have watched Ivona teach chess for years; volunteering at preschool and chess camp so I could enjoy her uniquely patient and uplifting way of teaching children. It’s one thing to be a female chess champion (a huge fete) and another to have the passion to teach in a way that empowers. I’m thrilled Ivona is combining her skills and passion to create her lifelong dream— a program for girls and women. 
Judith Rivin
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I was lucky enough to have Ivona teach me some chess.  Her passion about chess in infectious, and her style of teaching makes it simple for anyone to learn chess. I never had an interest nor thought I would ever learn chess, but I found myself growing more and more interested the more time I spent with Ivona. She is very patient and an excellent teacher, and I would highly recommend her for anyone wanting to learn how to play!
Eydie Grossman
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations The UCLA Anderson School 

The best part, of course, is that Ivona is the kind of wonderful teacher every parent hopes for — deeply knowledgeable, infinitely patient, and a genius at knowing exactly how to balance all the parts of the program that make it such a positive learning experience. 

~ Nina Shimonovitz
Owner – Translation Bureau”

Ivona Jezierska

Olympic Chess Player & Teacher

I was introduced to chess at age 11 and was immediately fascinated by the Queen’s power. I moved her a lot on the chessboard, but when someone captured her I lost interest in that game. I was a young girl in a small town in post WWII Poland, living with a domineering mother and strict teachers in a male dominated society. I felt powerless and restricted. And here was the Queen, more powerful than the King himself, free to move in all directions on the chessboard, and it was with her that I identified. I wanted her power and her freedom. And I got it! Playing chess became the only place I felt safe, powerful, in charge, and self-confident. Just like the pawn, who slowly and diligently moves from one side of the chessboard to the other, where it is promoted to become Queen, so my life’s journey took me from a chaotic childhood to be who I am today. It was my Heroine’s Journey. My life was saved by tapping into the energy of Queen.

After playing in tournaments from age 11 to 14, representing my small town chess club, I was discovered by “Polonia Warszava,” a prestigious chess club in Poland. I was brought to the capital for training and soon competed in tournaments all over the Eastern Block and in Sweden.

Coming to the U.S. at 22, I qualified to be on the U.S. Women’s Olympic Team and played in Dubai, UAE and Thessaloniki, Greece, as well as in other international tournaments.

In 1999 I founded a chess program for children and have since taught chess to thousands of children in Los Angeles schools and privately. 

Having found myself by playing chess in my teenage years and sustained by it for the rest of my life, my goal is to teach chess to girls, as young as five, and to women of any age who may have wanted to learn to play chess and didn’t. I trust that learning chess will empower women and girls to achieve greater success and fulfillment in their career, vocation, education, and personal lives.

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