Green Festival Speakers

Hillary Lake


After receiving a B.A. in Sociology from Indiana University and becoming a stay-at-home mother of two, Hillary Lake, an entrepreneur at heart, decided she needed to work for herself. With a combination of her leadership skills and desire to build the type of company at which she would enjoy working, Sparkle Queen Cleaning Service was born.

While growing the business, Lake has been an active leader in the growing residential cleaning industry, as well as an active member in the sustainable community in Chicago. She is an active member and Ambassador of the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International, a member of the Chicago Sustainable Business Alliance and Local First Chicago.

Lake is dedicated to inspiring people by operating according to her own values: fun, connection and growth. Her leadership is values-based and her company is growing to become a different kind of cleaning company.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and extended family, including her four brothers and their families and friends. She also enjoys dancing, entertaining and practicing yoga.