Gigi Schweikert was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the parent company Lightbridge Holdings Group in 2021 after joining Lightbridge Franchise Company as President in 2014. In her role, she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s strategy, leadership, governance and operations and was instrumental in creating and expanding the franchise system to cover seven states. Over the next five years, Gigi is preparing to triple the company size accelerating growth throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.
Ms. Schweikert has a history of creating innovative strategies to ensure the delivery of high-quality early education and care programs. Early in her career, she was the Director of the United Nations Child Care Centre and later developed and managed on-site employer-sponsored child care programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Her advocacy work extends both nationally and internationally and includes serving as a board member for the Early Care & Education Consortium, an advisory board member for Marco Polo World School and Seton Hall University. In addition, Gigi serves as the President of the Lightbridge Foundation, a non-profit 501-c3 providing over $500,000 in grants and scholarships to support the health, education and well-being of children and their families.
Gigi Schweikert is an international thought leader advancing the quality of early education and child care. With 30 years of experience and 18 published books, in three languages, Gigi has appeared on CBS, NBC, Fox, and the Wall Street Journal Lunch Hour News. Ms. Schweikert has been quoted in The New Times, Entrepreneur, and Forbes.
She enjoys reading, writing, and is proud of her greatest accomplishment; being mother to her four beautiful children.