National Business Women's Week 2021

Honoring Our Chapter's Womenpreneur's
for T
his Year's N.B.W.W.
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Joy Tellis Cooper attended Clark Atlanta University and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree and Georgia Southern University with her MBA.  Joy was recently elected as District 8 School Board member in Clayton County.  

 

In 2012, she became a alumnus of Leadership Clayton (Chamber of Commerce) and 2011 a graduate of GrassRoot Leadership where she later set on the board as the chair.  

 

Joy has over 20 years experience in Accounting, but her love and passion has always been in the community.  She also supplied school supplies and equipment for student in her hometown for 10 years through her nonprofit Tellis Cooper Foundation which was called The Annual Family Day in the Park.  She also established a scholarship with CAU School of Business Alumni Network Affiliate (SBANA) along with CAU School of business to form the Joy Tellis Cooper book scholarship which is awarded to a student twice a year.

Joy is always striving for personal development.  She is a member of a business professional sorority Gamma Phi Delta, Former Member of Budget Advisory Committee for Clayton County School Board, Past President of Clayton County Federation of Democratic Women (Founding member), President of Adamson Middle school PTSA and was School Council Committee Chair.  She was asked in 2006 to be on the Superintendent Advisory Board and SAC's committee for Clayton County Schools, National Black MBA Association, Project Management Institute, Member of SBANA, CAU National Alumni Association, Former Treasurer of Woman of CAU (Founding member).  

 

Joy was awarded the Distinguished Young Alumna Award from Ruston High School Alumni Association for her volunteer efforts in the Ruston community. 

 

She continues to strive to be a better person for not only herself but for the community.

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Sonja Regina Hill is the owner of Total You Wellness.

 

Regina is a Georgia State Licensed Massage Therapist.  She also holds certifications in Lypossage (a natural body contouring service), Weight Management and Yomassage.  

 

Regina has been in the wellness industry for 16+ years and is a stand for women around the world to be empowered around their health and wellness, which keeps her inspired to grow and develop the tools that will allow for that possibility.

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Shayna Matthews is a licensed Master Cosmetologist in the state of Georgia and Texas. She has 17yrs of  experience as a licensed professional and 10yrs as small business owner. 

  

Shay BeYOUty was birthed with a mission to encourage women to be themselves and own their own style. Shayna believes that her gift is her ministry and she enjoys pouring into her clients. 

 

 Behind the chair, Shayna specializes in Locs, color, cuts, Natural Styling & Silk Press. She prides herself of having "growing hands", she calls herself "The Hair Nourisher". A hair nourisher is very knowledgeable about growing and maintaining healthy hair and scalp.

 

 Shayna is also CO- Founder of Goat and Bear Men's Grooming, where she helped formulate a grooming line for

the modern man that provides simple, natural and safe ingredients for men’s skin, beard or goatee. 

 

To support you can follow her businesses @shaybeyouty

@goatnbear

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Aisha Martin a nurturer by nature is a cultured, creative, powerhouse with a youthful spirit and personable demeanor. Raised and educated primarily in Europe she has combined her artistic gifts, global travel, and experiences as a seasoned biologist with her heart for inspiring girls to be authentic, confident STEM leaders. 

Aisha’s mantra is “girls can’t be what they don’t see!” As a certified Girls Empowerment Coach and STEMinist, her vision is to close the “gender gap to innovation,” by engaging girls from underserved and historically underrepresented communities through early exposure to STEM education and specialized mentoring. Her experiences as a female scientist in a male-dominated industry, coupled with her frustration at the lack of female STEM role models and mentors were the inspiration behind Fems4STEM™ which she founded in 2015 and The STEMinist Brand™ LLC in 2020.

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Rochelle Sodipo is the founder and Creative Director of Roseredd, Etc.®, a boutique brand support agency focused on branding and design. 

 

As a consultant and coach, Rochelle partners with executives, entrepreneurs, artists and influencers to build and cultivate individual and organizational brands across their stages of growth, from start-up to scale.  She supports clients that range in size from small businesses to multi-dollar organizations.

 

A fine artist and educator by training, Rochelle pairs her passion for the aesthetics of art with her expertise in scaffolding and pedagogy to work with clients to understand and refine a brand vision that reflects their core values. Her signature service, “Soul Level Branding,” leverages the Roseredd, etc. framework to go beyond design by defining,

highlighting, and amplifying the personality and value proposition of a brand before curating a complementary visual identity. 

 

Rochelle self-identifies as a creative leader. As a designer, she prides herself on using standard tools in non-traditional ways and finding clear connections between what others may see as disparate ideas to create a cohesive vision.

 

Outside of running day-to-day operations for Roseredd, Etc.®, Rochelle teaches tools and tactics to support solo-entrepreneurs and other students in understanding how to effectively mix brand theory and creative artistry to drive impact while retaining the heart of a brand. 

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