MEET THE HONOREES
The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.
Sierrah Chavis | Bossy Girl
Sierrah Chavis is an active education advocate, domestic violence advocate, race and gender equality advocate, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging champion. Mrs. Chavis has an Educational Specialist degree in School Administration and Leadership from Old Dominion University and a Master’s degree in Special Education and Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. She is a Director of Education at United Way South Hampton Roads. She is a two-time Amazon best-selling author of “No Shame in my Pain” and, with Sharon Poshe Anderson, “From Pain to Power”. She serves on several boards and is the co-founder for the Survivor Advisory Committee with FinAbility. Currently, Sierrah is in the process of establishing a Non-Profit, Bossy Girl, a network of women who are entrepreneurs, CEO’s, mothers, and aspiring leaders that are helping to shape the world around them in a positive way.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Life is tough, but so are you! There is a strong, resilient, fighter that lives within you so don’t underestimate the power that lies within you and rely on your faith and strength to pull you through.
What is your favorite quote?
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”