Portrait of Emily Lyons among color spotlights and waves

Interview with Emily Lyons, CF Advocate and Entrepreneur

Emily is the founder and CEO of North America's top event staffing, the multi-award-winning Femme Fatale Media Group. Emily has gone on to launch and scale several other successful companies including Lyons Elite Matchmaking, True Glue Beauty, Femme Fatale Public Relations (FFPR), JWLS accessories and The Julia Lyons Foundation. Emily is a champion for women in business, mental health, and Cystic Fibrosis.

We asked Emily about her journey, her inspirations, and how her life has been impacted by cystic fibrosis. Read on to see what she shared with us.

Our interview with Emily Lyons

You founded the Julia Lyons Foundation in honor of your sister. Can you tell us more about the foundation and how it helps others with CF?

Emily Lyons: We sponsor specific CF patients that are preparing or have recently received a transplant, or that are sick and in need of financial assistance. We help with funding the expenses that come with getting a transplant, caretaker being off work, and all the associated costs. We're also currently working on some mental health programs for patients.

What was it like for you growing up with siblings living with cystic fibrosis?

Emily Lyons: It could be a very stressful environment. When I was very little a lot of time was spent doing Julia's therapy. Back then she would do it three times a day, laying upside down, and getting the machine pounded on her. It's incredible how far they have come since then.

If there's one thing you want people to know about CF, what would it be?

Emily Lyons: That it doesn't just affect the lungs. It affects every aspect of a person's life, and their family's.

What's something most people don't know about you?

Emily Lyons: I have anxiety and panic attacks from growing up in a high-stress environment. I work very hard to keep them under control. Hopefully one day I will beat it.

Who has inspired you most in your life and why?

Emily Lyons: My sister inspired me the most! Because of her spirit, her fight, her love for her family!

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