Frédérique Campagne Irwin

President and CEO

Frédérique Irwin, president and CEO of the National Women's History Museum, has more than 25 years of experience in strategic management, nonprofit and commercial business, operations, impact, and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the Museum, she served as Managing Director of Impact Strategy at the Sorenson Impact Center, where she managed high-level partnerships with leading organizations in the social impact sector. During that time she also led initiatives around improving equity in higher education and driving systems-level change for equity for women in entrepreneurship. She was the founder and CEO of Her Corner, a company educating women on how to scale their businesses, from 2012 until its sale in 2021. Over that period, she expanded Her Corner across multiple cities in the US, was a frequent speaker on the state of entrepreneurship for women in the US, and helped thousands of women-owned businesses scale. Her work supporting women earned her a spot as a New Zealand Edmund Hillary Fellow, a global fellowship for impact leaders. She has taught business management,  entrepreneurship, and organizational behavior at the Kogod School of Business at American University.

Irwin holds a Master of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business at The College of William and Mary and a Bachelor of Arts in Russian studies from Davidson College. She is a dual citizen of the United States and European Union, is fluent in English, French, and Spanish, and conversant in Russian.