Women in Chess

about the program

Explore the history of great women in chess with Grandmaster Jen Shahade, a US Women’s Chess Champion and author of Chess Queens. Jen will share stories and lessons from her book and will lead some light group chess play for a fun and enlightening experience. You absolutely do not need to know how to play chess in order to enjoy this program.


The Women in Chess program was absolutely amazing. Grandmaster Jen shared entertaining stories about her experiences in the world of chess. We learned so much from her. GetSomeClass provided a seamless virtual program that was simply delightful.

Gabrielle Dimoff

Senior Delivery Engineer, GE Digital

meet your program leader

Jennifer Shahade


Jennifer Shahade is a rock star and renaissance woman. Jen is a two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, the Woman’s Program Director of U.S. Chess, a poker player and poker championship winner, and an author of three books. Her most recent book, Chess Queens, explores the history of great female chess players.

Jennifer is a trailblazer in empowering girls to access the world of chess. When she’s not doing all those things, she finds time to host a chess podcast called Ladies’ Knight and the GRID poker podcast. We’re lucky to have her on board and your people will have an awesome time with her.

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