About Dr. Ali Hill

Owner and Operator, CJPW

Dr. Ali Hill is a business leader, Sociologist, emotional intelligence evangelist, and mom. Over the past two decades, she has run nonprofit organizations and private businesses, as well as designed, written, and delivered curricula, workshops, and trainings in the private and public sectors.

Dr. Ali is nationally recognized as a passionate advocate for girls and women. A sought-after speaker, her unique style combines her academic scholarship in gender and culture studies with her years of service in nonprofit organizations and private companies to produce presentations and programming that address the complex and ever-changing realities of being female in our global society.

Dr. Ali started her career as a fundraiser for the Jewish Women’s Archive, and then spent 5 years as the manager and national spokesperson for the anti-violence initiative at Girl Scouts of the USA, all before founding a consulting company called Critical Issues for Girls (which later became Critical Issues for Youth).

Currently, she is the Founder of Sound Advice Women and a Partner in Sound Advice Consulting Services. She focuses her work on supporting female entrepreneurs, small business owners, and non-profit executives with business advisory services. These include how to build and grow business infrastructure, design effective processes, understand and use data to meet business outcomes, raise money, and increase emotional intelligence, with an emphasis on leadership and management training.

Dr. Ali graduated from Tufts University with a BA (magna cum laude) in Spanish and Women’s Studies. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, with a concentration in Non-Profit Business Management. She earned a PhD in Sociology from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). Her doctoral research focused on young women ages 14-17 and their experiences with self-presentation, impression management, and aggression on Facebook.

Dr. Ali and her husband Jason Hill live with their two children (Vivienne and Max), dog (Barney), and turtle (Speedy) in Denver, Colorado.

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