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The Evolution of SHE and Unspoken Word Designs was proud to host the 1st Annual SHE Is An Icon Awards. Thank you to all of the individuals that came out to support and congratulations to all of the nominees.
Iyinka Jones is a 7th Grade English teacher, Grade Level Chair, and KIPP Fellows Mentor Teacher at KIPP South Fulton Academy. She has joyfully been a part of the KIPP family for more than five years and is a recipient of the Prometheus Award, given to staff members who uphold the school’s core values.
Ms. Jones is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Iyinka received a B.A. in English with a minor in Education from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where she published an essay on Sojourner Truth during her senior year. She loves spending her free time with her husband and daughter, meeting new people, and sampling different cuisines.
She is very passionate about her career and educating our youth! Iyinka brings joy and optimism wherever she goes. She has done a tremendous amount of character building with her students making education fun and investing each student in their own education. Ms. Jones will eventually move on to open her own KIPP school in South Florida. One of her life goals is to win the Nobel Peace Prize in literacy.
The Networker, Crusader, Actress, Author, Entrepreneur and National Spokes-model…
Her motto: God is so much bigger than your process…
Gaining popularity through her daily Facebook updates of her “fabulous finds”, this entrepreneur’s story shows the power of Social Media combined with the rewards of surrendering to one’s passion.
Kerrie—known by her tribe as VirtuousOne—launched Virtuous Styls, LLC to guide her clients to better shopping and styling experiences with her customized “Style Strategies.” Virtuous Styls was built on Kerrie’s personal and professional mantra: True style must first occur within, then show up outside!
She’s unique in that way—dreaming up simple edits to common elements, and making them brilliantly different and contagious.
Kerrie has styled professionals for speaking engagements, video shoots, Photo shoots, Runway Shows, event hosting, and dinner parties. She’s done live styling at national retailer’s events such as Dillard’s Operation PROM, Atlanta Black Bride Bridal Show, and at niche-boutiques such as Ever Fashion, Bombay Gal, and Envy Boutique in the trendy Little Five Points area of East Atlanta. She has guided small and large groups of eager shoppers through vintage and thrift shops in Atlanta, New York, and Miami. Known as the go to Stylist for the Chic Boutique Tour in Atlanta
Her Red Suitcase Travels™ gained so much momentum in 2011, she found herself creating impromptu field trips to meet her audience’s persistent requests!
“I’m loving my journey, and I feel so great about reminding women that they can look and feel good without even having to spend $20! You don’t have to compromise your budget to show your style!” ~Kerrie
Kerrie has hosted local Live Styling Workshops to show women how to Style with their everyday pieces also workshops like Thrifting 101 and how to be “Fabulous on a budget with Fro Fashion Week 3 years in a row. “Known as the go to girl for Fabulous finds on any budget”
Kerrie’s eye for great pieces doesn’t stop at thrift or vintage stores, either! She’s been known to go to designer boutiques and assemble perfect combinations for her more discerning, less budget-conscious clients too.
The results of Kerrie’s one-on-one consultations (live and online), coupled with her group field trips have opened another lane in her journey: spokeswoman of style, aka “spokesstylist”. She serves as a liaison between boutiques and their ideal customers by featuring her favorite pieces from each store on her blog and Facebook Fan Page.
Daily meditation, long nature walks, avid dancing, and nurturing her spiritual connections is among Kerrie’s priorities. Based in metro Atlanta, but traveling to a hot shop near you, Kerrie Cooke’s focus is simply the creation of Art using your personal style. Kerrie reminds her Clients and fans that “Style has no Price Tag” –
Jamila Lyn teaches Composition (including Research Writing), World Literature, and Literary Theory. Her research interests include the depiction of black women in literature and film, the construction of black manhood, pop culture criticism, and Caribbean fiction. Her dissertation project, awarded a UNCF/Mellon Faculty Doctoral Fellowship for 2008-09, focuses on the unique spatial theory espoused by James Baldwin in Go Tell it On the Mountain, Another Country, and Giovanni’s Room. As co-adviser to Ill-Lyterati (a Morehouse/Spelman student poetry group) and member of the English Department’s Student Symposium Committee, Lyn works to encourage students to develop the range of their “voice” in written and oral expression.
Alana Sanders is a Professor and Business/Marketing Consultant whom has worked with small and large entities to help them bring their “Products or Services to life”. She has work with celebrities to help them establish their businesses and teaches the art of Business Management and Marketing to college and university students. She was recently featured on the Tiny & Toya Reality TV show as a Busin…ess/Marketing consultant which aired in over 2.5 million homes and also featured on FOX and many other networks informing the viewers how to Market their business through the Social Medias. Her love for marketing has assisted with the success of many events and businesses across the United States and has wrote a college Text Book on Social Media currently being published by Pearson Education, expected to be released in 2011.