Mimi LeClair is President and CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, where she oversees 23 clubs serving 18,000 children each year through after-school programs. She never thought any of this was possible. She tells Start TV, "I did not envision a life like this for myself 40 years ago.” Find out who inspired her to make a huge difference in her community in the video above.

LeClair knows firsthand that it takes more than inspiration to rise as a female leader. That's why she has this advice for people everywhere seeking their purpose, "Find out where you can make a difference and work really hard to make that difference. Hard work can’t be underestimated.”

Watch the video below for more leadership advice from LeClair:

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