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Ashley Lynn Priore        

American Chess Player, Coach, Entrepreneur, Strategist, Founder & CEO of Queens Gambit & Queenside Ventures

Ashley Lynn Priore is an American chess player & coach, entrepreneur, and strategist. She currently serves as the Founder, President, and CEO of Queens Gambit, a national nonprofit using chess as one of the influential tactics in building the next generation of leaders, and as the Founder & CEO of Queenside Ventures, a consulting firm leading a tactical revolution where the chessboard becomes a canvas for expansive thinking, unlocking new possibilities in every piece, move, and decision.

Priore is a sought-after advisor for building intergenerational leadership teams, and she’s also the visionary behind chess-infused strategic development. Priore rose to fame as a young chess phenom. Her pioneering work promoting chess as a framework for self-discovery and finding innovative ways to contribute to society has earned her national recognition with prominent features in publications like Elite Daily, Katie Couric Media, Forbes, and Fox Sports.

Priore began playing competitive chess at the age of four. By the time she was eight, she was already teaching others and quickly realized the inaccessibility of chess. When she was 14, she founded Queens Gambit to ensure youth had access to the powers of chess. Ever since, she has been steadily building relationships with national influencers across media, sports, politics, nonprofits, and corporations.

In 2021, Priore was featured alongside powerhouses Hoda Kotb, Tyra Banks, and Bobbi Brown in The Epic Mentor Guide: Insider Advice for Girls Eyeing the Workforce from 180 Boss Women Who Know. She is an in-demand speaker and currently writing a Children’s Book and autobiography. In 2022, Priore earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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