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Judith Martinez

2019 Fellow

Founder & CEO, InHerShoes

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Judith Martinez is the Founder and CEO of InHerShoes, the modern woman’s community for courage. A female-led, social impact-driven organization committed to catalyzing courage for young girls and women around the world, their mission is simple: activate the genius of a generation to make a difference in their communities now. Through InHerShoes, Judith is redefining traditional standards of what it looks like to be a successful woman today, particularly in the world of entrepreneurship, media, and social impact.


Judith has worked with organizations such as Ashoka, GOOD Inc., Mind Hatch, and the Transformative Action Institute, and has shared her voice on behalf of youth at the United Nations Youth Assembly. She has co-authored Students Lead Now, the first book written by students, for students, on student leadership in the higher education space. Alongside Echoing Green fellows, Judith helped build the foundation for a social innovation and leadership program at Claremont McKenna College to equip college students with 21st-century skill sets for success. She was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 nominee for her commitment to first generation women and transforming what it means to be a non-profit in this day and age. Finally, Judith was recognized by CSQ Magazine #NextGen10 Entrepreneurs in Innovation & Tech for her rising leadership and impact in Arts, Culture, and Philanthropy in the Los Angeles entrepreneurial eco-system.