About the First Lady
In 2021, Suzanne S. Youngkin joined her husband on the campaign trail traversing the entirety of the Commonwealth while also leading Women for Glenn (W4G) – a coalition that grew to include more than 27,000 women across Virginia.
In addition to visiting small businesses and nonprofits, the First Lady joined her husband in listening to the concerns of Virginians and promoting a lower cost of living, improved education for Virginia’s children, safe communities and unity among Virginians.
In 2020, the Governor and Mrs. Youngkin founded the Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready), a nonprofit organization established in response to the economic hardships created by COVID-19. The organization marries Virginia’s top businesses with VA Community Colleges and financial incentives to retrain and equip Virginians for careers in high-demand sectors.
As of April 24, 2022, VA Ready has 4,451 scholars actively testing in VA Ready-supported fast forward classes. The cumulative total of scholars who have attained their credential awards is 2,118. The organization has approximately 50-70 scholars signing up weekly and is directly impacting many Virginians seeking affordable training to set out on new career paths.
Mrs. Youngkin currently serves as President of the Phos Foundation, a private, charitable foundation, and is the founder of Normandy Farm LLC, an equine training facility located in Great Falls, VA. She has served on the advisory council at Virginia Tech’s Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia and on the Board of Directors of the Shakespeare Theatre Company and is Director Emeritus of Meadowkirk at Delta Farm Retreat Center in Middleburg, Virginia.
Previously, Mrs. Youngkin was a VP at a leading global communications firm. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University in University Park, Texas.
Governor and Mrs. Youngkin, married for 28 years, have four young adult children. They are founding and active members of Holy Trinity Church (HTC) in McLean, Virginia.