Stacey grew up with a legacy of building our community and giving back. Her grandparents, an attorney, and a school teacher founded a church and taught people within their community how to read in the basement of the church after work in the evenings.
She graduated from Cornell University in New York. Most of her work has been in the arena of fostering diversity inclusion and empowerment to women, children, and families. In 1999, she joined several families in creating a Sunday School for children to learn their cultural history and build a foundation of self-awareness for cultivating empowerment at an early age. In 2002, she incorporated the program as a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity.
In 2005 she was elected as Council Woman in New Jersey. She served in this capacity for four consecutive years and built a landscape around women empowerment which led to an appointment as a delegate and an invitation to initiate a Political Women’s organization for the county and to serve on NJ’s non-partisan State Political Caucus for Women – ensuring that all parties worked together to promote and secure political positions for women. In 2007, she traveled to India as part of a mission with the NJ State Chamber of Commerce to build global partnerships with Chambers of other countries. They adopted a school to once again help empower disenfranchised children.
Today, Stacey resides with her husband Hollis and they share a hybrid of seven children. She serves as the Executive Director of Every Woman Works, Inc. (EWW) moving women from dependency to self-sufficiency. She also serves her sorority Delta Sigma Theta, her church Zion Missionary Baptist in Marietta, and mentors High School students from the Cobb County community of schools.
- Stacey shares a personal story of how she’s had to overcome adversity in her life to find her purpose and what led her to the leadership role she now holds at Every Woman Works.
- She said “improbable doesn’t mean impossible”. Stacy discusses the importance of embracing adversity, and how they help women move from dependency to self-sufficiency.
- What has EWW’s response been to the pandemic and how have they taken a very hands-on organization to operate remotely.
- What have been the unforeseen positives with the impact you’re having as a result of coronavirus?
- Stacey talks about authors and other leaders that inspire her leadership and how they empower women through these resources.