LaVanda Brown works hard every day to empower women and eliminate racism: YWCA.GC's dual mission. While honoring its historic legacy with programs like its annual MLK Celebration, she has also transformed the nonprofit with a series of highly effective programs like #WhatWomenBring, honoring South Carolina's women in business, community, and culture; WE 360° for women entrepreneurs of color; Racial Equity & Inclusion workshops; and Y Girls Code technology clubs to increase opportunities for girls of color. Along with other recognition, she has been featured in the Philanthropy Journal.
SHAKEIMA CLARK CHATMAN
Owner, The Chatman Group
with Keller Williams Realty
Shakeima is on a mission to help every individual possess land as God has promised them. The founder of the Dream, Sparkle, Shine Conference for teenage girls and author of Possess the Land: The Believer’s Guide to Home Buying, she has been featured in REALTOR® Magazine and Charleston Real Producers Magazine, named a REALTOR® of Distinction by the Charleston Trident Association of REALTORS® (CTAR) and Philanthropist of the Year by the Carlos Dunlap Foundation, and served as vice chair of the CTAR Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. This South Carolina State University graduate has also hosted an Affordable Housing Town Hall to address a shortage of local affordable housing, confronted heirs’ property problems, and served on multiple boards.