Lightbridge Academy CEO Gigi Schweikert has been named one of the Top Franchise Influencers of 2023 by 1851 Franchise, a leading franchise industry content marketing and development platform. The annual list honors franchisors, franchisees, consultants, and industry experts who are leading the charge and shaping the future of franchising in 2023.
Gigi is a parenting expert and an international thought leader with 18 published books and over 30 years of experience in early childhood education. Her inclusion on the list recognizes her exceptional contributions to the franchising industry and her commitment to advancing the quality of early education and child care.
As the CEO of Lightbridge Academy, Gigi has continued to advance the brand’s mission The Solution for Working Parents. The company, which provides high quality early education and child care services for children aged six weeks through Kindergarten, was established in 1997 based on a Circle of Care philosophy that places equal importance on meeting the needs of children, families, teachers, franchise owners, and the community. Under Gigi’s leadership, Lightbridge Academy ranked 192 on the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur Media‘s 2023 Franchise 500.
In a 2022 interview with 1851 Franchise, Gigi said, “Our core values are something we live out every day; one of these is excellence . . . We continue to look for ways to add value and be supportive of [families’] needs and to figure out ways that we can enhance their experience in our center.”
To be named a Top Franchise Influencer of 2023 by 1851 Franchise, nominations were sent by the platform’s readers. The influencers were then selected based on their ability to impact the industry through thought leadership, innovation, and influence.
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