meet the board
Tameka is our Founder & CEO, leading the strategic vision and direction of The Power of Girls.
Tameka has over 15 years of experience in experiential marketing, community development and partnership activation. She has also held community relations positions with the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Atlanta Dream (WNBA) where she developed programming focused on health and wellness, youth mentoring and women’s initiatives.
A graduate of Old Dominion University, Tameka earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration and marketing. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and previously served on committees for GoGirlGo! and Usher’s New Look Foundation.
What’s your Girl Power: Leadership & Resiliency
Inspirational Quote: “Be strong, be uniquely you, be brave but always just be!”
Countries Visited: London, Italy, Greece, Belize, Caribbean Islands
Travel Bucket List: Spain, France, Australia, Africa, Maldives, Thailand, Hong Kong
As a young girl, I always fancied myself as a TV news reporter. Partly because I grew up as the little sister in a family of boys, meaning I was nosy and a natural “tattletale”. Thankfully, I later discovered my passion for writing and unearthed my desire to be a great communicator. This led me to Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. My first broadcast job took me to the Augusta, Ga. market, where I worked as a general assignment reporter — covering anything from overturned farm tractors to the Masters. Realizing that I wasn’t really about that newsroom life, I pivoted and focused more on roles in public relations and integrated marketing communications. I’ve had a number of awesome opportunities to lead strategic communications for sports entities, nonprofit organizations and global corporations, relying in large part on my keen abilities as a natural storyteller. Beyond that, I’m passionate about all things Atlanta, a born-and-bred Atlanta Falcons fan, enjoy expanding my shoe collection, hanging with the family and pretending to host my own cooking show (Pinterest recipes are life). I’m passionate about creating space for girls and young women, and I am an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where I’ve served as co-chair of my chapter’s mentoring and scholarship cotillion program.
What’s your Girl Power: Snark/Humor/Sarcasm; being a connector and the “hub of the wheel”; and consistently winning in Fantasy Football in a league full of men. *curtsies*.
Inspirational Quote: “You’re a multi-million dollar woman. The earning potential of your intellectual capital is limitless — never settle for less than you’re worth.” — (Rev. Dr. Larron D. Jackson, my Daddy)
Countries Visited: Belize, Great Britain, Spain, Morocco/Northern Africa, various Caribbean island nations
Travel Bucket List: Seychelles, Ghana, Maldives, Kenya, Nigeria, Croatia, Portugal, Bali, Italy, South Africa, Panama
Sprague has a background in communications, client services and community engagement. She currently serves in a leadership role for The Molly Fletcher Company after a career in the sports industry working for the Atlanta Dream and the Atlanta Falcons. Sprague is a graduate of Emory University where she played basketball and studied English and psychology. Outside of work, she enjoys playing sports, cheering on her favorite teams, good food & good friends, family time, reading, volunteering and traveling.
What’s your Girl Power: Quiet Confidence (and my crossover)
Inspirational Quote: “Wherever you go, you make an impact— good or bad. So be the type of person who always leaves things better than you found them.”
Countries Visited: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, UK
Travel Bucket List: France, Greece, Japan, South Africa
Jennifer (Lacy) Bradford spent 10 years as a professional basketball player in the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury, Atlanta Dream, Tulsa Shock, Los Angeles Sparks, and Connecticut Sun. She is now an Associate Broker Manager with Redfin Corporations. Jennifer graduated from Pepperdine University in 2005 where she studied broadcast production, public relations, and psychology.
What’s your Girl Power: My ability to see the beauty in everything. I am a “look at the bright side” kind of person who chooses to live life as an eternal optimist. I am a natural leader and motivator.
Inspirational Quote: “Nothing is too big or impossible; there’s nothing that can’t be conquered or overcome.”
Countries Visited: Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Hungry, Poland, Croatia, Turkey, Cyprus, South Africa, Angola, Dubai, Israel, Greece, Honduras, Finland, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Latvia, Belize
Travel Bucket List: Bali, Australia, Fiji, India, Maldives
Crystal is a leader and strategist in the youth development sector, providing strategic and operational direction for the program development team at the largest youth serving organization in the United States. Through personal and professional experiences, Crystal became an advocate for building strong programs that advance marginalized populations. She not only worked with large youth development brands, but also has experience innovating with startup companies. Most recently, she co-founded a small firm of consultants focused on developing community-based solutions in partnership with community stakeholders. Crystal has over 15 years of experience in youth development programs designing, testing and scaling new program strategies.
What’s your Girl Power: My Girl Power is coaching. I can often see connections that others may not see. I enjoy playing the background and have found that coaching provides a great balance of setting a vision, helping individuals see how they fit into that vision and connecting the dots to make that vision come to life.
Inspirational Quote: ““Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde
Countries Visited: Senegal, Trinidad, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico
Travel Bucket List: Greece, Ethiopia, Ireland, South Africa, Spain
Ambree is a Senior Accountant for Blavity, Inc. and previously worked in similar roles for the Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta Braves, Turner and the Atlanta Dream. Ambree graduated from South Carolina State University and earned her M.B.A. from Mercer University. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and has a passion for girl empowerment and programming.
What’s your Girl Power: Compassion and Charisma
Inspirational Quote: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” — Ephesians 3:20
Countries Visited: Bahamas; Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico
Travel Bucket List: Belize, Egypt, Fiji, Greece, Maldives, Portugal, Sierra Leone
Leslie Wells is a Certified Public Accountant and has a background in Accounting and Finance. She currently outsources her talents to various companies throughout the Atlanta area. She attended Auburn University where she studied International Business, then went onto Georgia State University to obtain her master’s in finance. While Leslie has grown up as a military child, she now calls Atlanta home.
What’s your Girl Power: Being the calm in the middle of the storm.
Inspirational Quote: “I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that.”
Countries Visited: Mexico, Bahamas, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, and Costa Rica
Travel Bucket List:Greece, Italy, and Bora Bora
Danielle is a passionate technology executive whose led across multiple industries and discipline. Danielle is currently the CIO at Honeywell Connected Enterprise and has also held similar roles across GE and Nike. She holds an MBA in Technology Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology; a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as is a graduate of the Women’s Corporate Board Readiness program from Santa Clara University’s Silicon Valley Executive Center. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and is a tireless advocate for empowering of future generation of women leaders and embedding STEM education in our youth.
What’s your Girl Power: The ability to create relationships in any environment and generosity. I have the unique ability to create diamonds out of chaos!
Inspirational Quote: “No is a starting point; it’s the opportunity to create a different avenue to achieve your final state. It’s your dream-starter!”
Countries Visited: Italy, Rome, France, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, India, Beijing, Shanghai, Thailand, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Mexico, UK
Travel Bucket List: Patagonia, Greece, Egypt, Tanzania