Francine Friedman Griesing is a Strategic Advisor to Bossible, where she shares her entrepreneurial expertise and business acumen to best serve clients.

In addition to launching Bossible, Fran is the Co-Founder of Griesing Law, LLC, a full-service law firm, and GriesingMazzeo Leadership, an executive coaching and human resources training company. As a seasoned entrepreneur, attorney, and diversity advocate, Fran advises business leaders and professionals from various industries on how to build names for themselves and generate business. She has been recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Bank of America as the Woman Business Owner of the Year, by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia as the Small Business Person of the Year and by the Philadelphia Business Journal as the Most Admired CEO.

Fran is an experienced speaker, writer, and respected authority locally and nationally in the entrepreneurial communities. She has spoken at numerous trade organizations, conferences, and events on marketing and branding; negotiation and business leadership; employment and business ethics; and issues impacting women and diverse professionals. She has also taught at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Drexel University Thomas Kline School of Law, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

A relentless advocate for diverse professionals, Fran is actively involved in various local and national organizations that provide professional development and leadership opportunities for underrepresented groups including The Forum of Executive Women, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms. For her efforts, Fran was honored by The Philadelphia Inquirer with the Lifetime Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Fran graduated with honors from Binghamton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she was an editor of the Law Review.

Francine Griesing
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer Lifetime Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion Award
    • Recognized for her outstanding contributions as a leader and mentor in the women-owned business community​
  • WBE Leadership Award 2019
    • Awarded by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Bank of America to an entrepreneur who excels at strategy, operations, finances, problem-solving, overcoming adversity and giving back to her community
  • NAWBO Woman Business Owner of the Year, 2018
    • Awarded by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Bank of America to an entrepreneur who excels at strategy, operations, finances, problem-solving, overcoming adversity and giving back to her community
  • Small Business Person of the Year, 2018
    • Awarded by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to a businessman/woman who has shown exemplary leadership in the Greater Philadelphia region
  • Women’s Enterprise Magazine Top WBE CEOs, 2017
    • Recognized as one of the top leaders of a women-owned business  
  • Philly Biz Executive of the Year, 2016
    • Recognized as one of 11 Professionals Moving and Shaking Philly Business
  • Enterprising Women Magazine Enterprising Women of the Year, 2015
    • Recognized as one of the top women entrepreneurs in the world
  • SmartCEO Brava! Awards, 2012-2013
    • Recognized as one of 25 local women business leaders for her irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community
  • Received Brava! Hall of Fame Award in 2013
  • Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction, 1998
    • Recognized for distinguished professional accomplishment and community contributions impacting the Greater Philadelphia region; Member of Award Advisory Committee, 1999
  • Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business, 1996
    • Recognized by the Department of Commerce, the Governor’s Commission for Women and Pennsylvania’s five Business Journals for professional and personal accomplishments, influence, competence and advocacy in the business community
  • Pennsylvania Honor Roll for Women, 1996
    • Recognized for professional and community activities
  • Business Philadelphia Women to Watch, 1996
    • Selected as one of the region’s professional women of impact who is changing the face of corporate America

“What Now? How to Take Charge of Your Career & Transition Effectively Post-Pandemic” – Presenter, Women’s Chief Executive Officer Group, June 2021

“Leadership Matters: Overcoming Bias, Pushing through Fears, and Increasing the Female ‘Footprint’ in Legal Leadership” – Co-Presenter, Girl Attorney Leadership Conference – Washington, D.C., April 2019

“How to Protect Yourself From Bad Business Partners” – Presenter, NAWBO Spring Cirlce Retreat – Memphis, Tennessee, April 2019

“Small Business/Neighborhood Economic Growth” – Co-Presenter Philadelphia, November 2018

“You’re Worth It: Setting Rates, Collecting Bills and Saying No” – Presenter, Women Owned Law – Moorestown, NJ, November 2018

“Grow Well: Million-Dollar Success Stories” – Panelist, 2018 NAWBO National Women’s Business Conference – Spokane, Washington, September 2018

“You’re Worth It: Negotiating Employment Contracts, Asking for Promotions and Quantifying Your Value” – Speaker, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association – West Chester, PA, May 2018

“Employee Empowerment: Taking Charge of Your Career” – Speaker, Philadelphia Energy Solutions Women’s Leadership Network Program, May 2018

“Legal Business Structures” – Speaker, Women’s Business Development Center’s FastTrac New Venture Program – Philadelphia, May 2018

“You’re Worth It: Setting Rates, Collecting Bills and Saying No” – Keynote Speaker, NAWBO Greater Philadelphia Leadership Conference, April 2018

“Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Human Resource Roundtable” – Discussion Leader, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, March 2018

“Sexual Harassment: How You Can Protect Your Company and Your Employees” – Panelist, Inside the Reporter’s Notebook with the Philadelphia Business Journal, December 2017

“Grit: Secret Recipes of Successful Women Entrepreneurs” – Panelist, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – Philadelphia, November 2017

“Getting the Most Out of WBE Certification” – Speaker, Women Owned Law – Philadelphia, May 2017

“What Form of Entity Should my Business Take?” – Speaker, Women’s Business Development Center’s Jumpstart Your Business Series – Philadelphia, February 2017

“Women’s Leadership Roundtable” – Facilitator, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, November 2016

“Mentoring Event in Partnership with Clarifi” – Speaker, The Forum of Executive Women – Philadelphia, May 2016

“Taking the High Road: How to Deal Ethically With Unethical Bullies” – Author, American Bar Association The Brief, May 2019

“Don’t Take it Personally: Creating Boundaries in a Boutique Firm” – Author, American Bar Association Law Practice Today, October 2017

“Rise of the Boomer Entrepreneur” Co-Author, Philadelphia Business Journal, October 2016

“A Dozen Great Reasons: The Challenges and Triumphs of Starting Your Own Firm”Co-Author, American Bar Association Law Practice Today, March 2016

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