Breakout Session: Opportunity: Factors that Influence Opportunities in the For-Profit Sector
Tanesha Boldin enjoys having worked in various industries, including banking, designer retail, and even the non-profit sector. She has only been in GA for a short 2 and a half years, but as soon as she could, she dove straight into community service while running her business as a government contractor. Tanesha leverages her previous experience with United Way’s Tocqueville Society as her entry into Atlanta community service. She has extensive experience serving as the Chair of the Embassy Committee for the United Nations Association in Washington, DC, a board member of a few hospitals and foundations, and eventually serving as an Interim CEO for a non-profit in Haiti where she oversaw a medical clinic, schools, and orphanages. As well, while she served locally in Baltimore and surrounding areas, it was her role as a Maryland Commissioner for Women that allowed her to have a statewide impact toward uplifting women and girls. Given her active role in supporting women and girls, she was eventually asked to coordinate round tables as an outreach effort for the White House Women and Girls Initiative. This afforded even more opportunities to connect women and girls with people and resources that were available to help them move forward.
She has received various awards for her professional and community service over the years. Tanesha has spoken across the country on topics ranging from corporate nuances that women must navigate up to how she created a platform for her Girls and STEM program that allowed over 1000 girls to engage with minority women at Cover Girl, Under Armour, LEGO, the Departments of Defense and Energy, plus defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.
Tanesha is the proud mom of 3 amazing children who inspire her every day. She was so inspired by her youngest son who was diagnosed with autism, that she went back to graduate school again and received her Masters of Public Health from George Washington University in 2021. Her children also motivated her to start her own business while she was in the middle of her MBA classes. She does not plan to stop here and will attend law school next.
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