Kia is the Founder, President & CEO. She provides For Brown Girls, Inc's strategic vision and leads a diverse group of women through advocacy, our program and initiatives, and training projects. Kia's experience and expertise is leadership and innovation. Being innovative means doing things differently or doing things that have never been done before. She has embraced this idea and creates environments in which people are given the tools and resources to challenge the status quo, push boundaries and achieve growth. Kia is committed to creating a dynamic, highly productive and values-based organization.
As CEO of For Brown Girls, Inc., Kia is committed to the economic growth and revitalization of Jackson, MS. Chowke Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson presented a proclamation to For Brown Girls, Inc. for their outstanding service to the community in Jackson, MS under Kia’s leadership in November 2017. Kia was a 2018 Top 50 under 40 Award Recipient and 2018 Inaugural Mississippi’s Top Entrepreneurs Award Recipient by the Mississippi Business Journal due to her philanthropy with For Brown Girls, Inc. In 2018, PEARLS Mentoring for Girls, Inc. recognized Miss Jones as the Economic Development Award Recipient at the Pearls and Bowties Gala. With prestige, the Women Economic Forum presented the “Exceptional Women of Excellence” International Award in Amsterdam, Netherlands to Miss Jones for her astounding leadership, philanthropic efforts with her distinctive voice and vision that inspires and innovates a new narrative of leadership in all walks of life in the community in March 2019. Miss Jones was also recognized nationally by Forbes Magazine as one of For(bes) The Culture elite minority leaders in their respected communities and the world at large in April 2019. Kia has been named one of the Top CEOs in Mississippi in January 2020 by the Mississippi Business Journal.
Dr. Jones obtained her Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the CEPH-accredited School of Public Health, Jackson State University. Dedicating her life to improving the lives of others is very appealing to her. Along this journey with For Brown Girls, Inc., she wants to consume knowledge and greater her abilities so that she may be an asset to diverse communities through public service. Her expertise affords her the ability to strategically assist in advocating for those who are disadvantaged.
Lawren M. Long, Ph.D.
Lawren is responsible for all financial operations and elements of its financing strategy. She performs risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments and also controls and evaluates the organization’s fundraising plans and capital structure.
Lawren's experience and expertise includes accounting, budget, financial management, forecasting and account reconciliation in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Long obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration at Jackson State University.
Tyniekqua Bowie, BS
Tyniekqua is responsible for overseeing all operations by designing and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures and securing the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.
Tyni's experience and expertise includes leading organizations that collaborate as a focused unit to achieve aggressive business goals and drive the evolution of concepts into achievable business strategies, identifying and capitalizing on new growth opportunities through market analysis, product/brand development expertise, and keen business instincts.
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