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About Shatoyia Jones

Disciple / Public Figure / Mentor / Author / Speaker / Philanthropist / Chakacha Performance Artist

Hey ya'll! I am Shatoyia Jones, aka queen of self-mastery, a multi-award-winning international women's advocate, social entrepreneur, wealth education consultant, business growth specialist, equitable opportunity access/workforce development/poverty reduction specialist and 2x pageant queen with 20+ years of experience. My love for connecting people with life transforming products, services and resources to improve their quality of life is infinite. My experience in being able to transform the lives of others while contributing to to the significant growth (community, revenue and impact) of organizations of various sizes whose mission and vision I believe in, like yours, is extensive with 20+ years of operations & project management, creative directorship, strategic development and growth, marketing and sales experience and hundreds of corporate, small business, non-profit and grassroots organizations in my portfolio and a combined total of $100M+ in revenue within the last 5 years. 

I have been entrusted with the vision of small and large high-profile organizations from a variety of industries, from leadership and management to education (all levels, including EEC) to telecommunications, fintech and e-commerce to fashion and retail to food and hospitality to government and international diplomacy. I started my first business at 8, built and sold 3 businesses before the age of 22 and received my first leadership role of a national and international company as consultant at 23. The marketing types I have extensive experience in include: organic online (social media, organic traffic / paid ads, SEO and search optimization), offline business development (events, word-of-mouth, direct mail, cold/warm calling, lead prospecting, strategic partnerships).

AWARDS & ACCOLADES - MEDIA & PRESS

Fun Facts About Me: 

I am a Louisiana native born and raised. I live in New England and have lived there for about a decade now. I play violin, African hand drums and (very) beginner piano.  My newest hobbies are pilates, archery and cold-press juice making. I speak 3 languages and am studying Haitian Creole / Louisiana Creole. I assumed I don’t look like what I have been through and overcome. I designed my Africa-inspired evening gown. I have my own “Smithsonian” evening gown that has seen me through 3 major events in my life. I play violin and beginner piano. I have lived and. worked internationally. I have written a book and am currently in the process of launching my feminine refinement book series, as well as my global 5 Stage Poverty Reduction Framework. In addition to my women’s empowerment work, I am a wealth education and poverty reduction specialist.

Media & Press

2024 Awards, Accolades, Media & Press

2023 Awards, Accolades, Media & Press

Past Awards & Honors

Judge & Mentor, 2024 Diamond Entrepreneurship Challenge

Girlboss Scholarship Recipient 2020

Aussie Business Competition Grant Awardee & Scholarship Recipient

Top 20 Finalist Aussie Business Plan Competition

Ms. Massachusetts 2018 AWOS

Miss Black America Massachusetts 2018

Volunteer of the Year 2019 AWOS

Forté Rising Star 2017

Next Gen Summit Scholarship Recipient

Digital Undivided Award Recipient: Doonie Fund

AC Early Decision Scholar

Miss National Honor Society 2015

Violin I Orchestra Excellence Award - 2015

Presidential Scholar Award - 2015

Lady Lotus Book Club Scholarship Recipient - 2015

Rotary Service Award Recipient - 2015

Burger King Scholarship Recipient - 2015

Finalist: National Scripps Spelling Bee

Spotlight Mentor: Women Who Create

Digital UnDivided Scholarship Recipient

Doonie Fund Scholarship Recipient

Holyoke Media Grant Awardee - Podcamp

Watson Institute Scholar, 2019

Selection & Primary Nomination: Miss Spanish 2015

Selection & Primary Nomination: Miss Orchestra 2015

Invitation: Watson Institute Scholar

Invitation: Special Guest Harambe Seed Fund at Harvard Business

Invitation: MIT Innovation Venture Conference

Various other academic awards - 2001 - 2015

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

Arts & Performance

2023

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2023

2018


2015

Founder / President, Spanish Club

Faith Based Ministry

Singer and Violin Player: First Baptist Church Amerst, Worship Team

Ministry, Volunteer and Philanthropy

2022

2019


Leadership, Boards, Mentorship & Management

2024

2023

2022

2019

2015

Founder / President, Spanish Club

Founder / President, Beyond the Doors

Business, Entrepreneurship and Wealth Building

2023, Owner/Cacique of Kingdom Woman Finishing School

2022, Mentor / Speaker / Host / Sponsor: 2023 Harvard Women in Business IBC

2019, I-Invest National Youth Business Competition Mentor & Judge, I-Invest

Judge and Mentor, 2019 i.Invest Competition

Invitation: Special Guest Harambe Seed Fund at Harvard Business

Invitation: MIT Innovation Venture Conference

Communications / Media / Broadcasting / Marketing / Influencer & Branding / Public Relations / Writing / Model

2023


2021

2020

2020

2019

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Medium - Ordinary x Influence - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (2019-2021)

Media & Special Guest Improving Outcomes for Students Living in Poverty and Trauma, Collaborative for Educational Services


Media & Special Guest Business Fights Poverty NYC Conference - LINK


Media, Podcamp 2019


Media & Special Guest Power of Your Purse Awards


Media & Special Guest for Acceptance Granted: Crystal Grant, CRNA - LINK



2018

Model, College Fashion Week (New York): Royalty Experience

Model, 2018 College Fashion Week (Boston)


2017

Female Empowerment and Journalism, Her Campus


2016

Faith Based Content, The Odyssesy - 2016


2015

Editor in Chief, Founder / President, Beyond the Doors

Community Development & Programming

2023


Education / Education Reform / Workforce Development & Readiness / Wealth Education

2023

2022

Senior Administrative Assistant, Paulo Freire Social Justice Charter School (2022)

2015

Founder / President, Spanish Club

Founder / President, Beyond the Doors

Finance / Asset Management / Development & Grant Writing

Health and Wellness (Mental, Physical, Spiritual)

Chakacha, Raqs Sharqi, Raqs Baladi Performance Artist


Raqs Sharqi, Raqs Baladi, Chakacha (also known as Danza du ventre or ‘bellydance’ in the Western world), is an ancient movement practice originating in North Africa, primarily as a celebration of feminine energy and grace as opposed to a mystical entertainment experience. It also has been a multi-generational (can be done by those of all ages and stages of life) source of healing and healthcare for women and men around the world with little known health benefits that include: boosting self-confidence and self-esteem, relieving physical pain and PMS, increasing an organic and natural consciousness and awareness of the health and well-being of one’s own body and spirit, toning muscle, improving posture, relieving back and joint pains, losing weight and aiding in preparation for childbirth. This movement form serves as a forgotten method of meditation, physical movement and low impact workout for all ages. 
I have also taught and performed African Dance, Liturgical, Latin/Salsa, Hip Hop, Modern & Contemporary, Lyrical and more. 
Specialities: Body Confidence, Styling and Musicality | Business Inquiries: helloshatoyia@gmail.com

Property Management, HR & Operations

Public Service and Government

2022

Public Speaking

2022

Guest, MIT Innovation Conference 2018

Guest Speaker 2021 - 9 to Survive: Sayge Women

Guest Speaker / ARHS Career Day: Life Coach, Entrepreneur Mentor Speaker

Guest, Harvard African Business Conference 2017; 2018

Guest Speaker & Special Guest Amherst Rotary

Guest, Speaker, Workshop Host - Building Wealth 101 Gasoline Alley - LINK

Speaker & Special Guest SpeakerSisterhood - Florence, MA

Guest, Speaker, Workshop Host - Equity & Inclusion - Passion, Identity, Esteem and Social Responsibility, Consortium for High Achieving Students of Color at Trinity College - LINK - LINK 2

Hostess and Speaker, The Art of Being a Woman - Self Image Workshop

Speaker, Love on Her Arms at AC - 

Hostess and Speaker, Faith, Religion, Spirituality Open Dialogue and Panel

Five College Networking Social Event and Party

Hostess, Speaker and Instructor Abre Dance Heels Feminine Empowerment Workshops

Hostess and Instructor Food Justice, Consumption and Waste Open Dialogue and Panel

Hostess and Instructor Rags and Rugs - Creative Sustainability Event

Hostess, Instructor and Facilitator I Love You (Finding Genuine Love & Receiving it)

Hostess, Instructor and Facilitator Five College Networking Social & Party

Creative Director, Designer, Hairstylist, Model and Model Coach Trash to Fashion: Five College Sustainability Fashion Show, Amherst College

Guest Speaker & Mentor: #BossTalks

Presenter & Workshop Host: Back to Basics - Fundamentals of Success in the Age of Social 

Speaker and Instructor Amherst Speak

Guest Speaker & Special Guest Body Positivity and Confidence Guest Speaker: Confidence 101: Love Yourself First - Girl Behind the Look

Guest Instructor: Splash! - Philosophy of Religion, Spanish Conversation, BellyDance, Entrepreneurship 101 (2015-2018)
Media & Special Guest Next Gen HQ 2019


2019

2018

Guest Speaker & Special Guest Amherst Rotary



Strategic Partnerships for Impact and Growth; Consulting

2022

2015

Women Empowerment

2023

2022

SKILLS & TRAININGS

All Training and Certifications

XCEL Financial: 

Microsoft Office Specialist: Word - 2015

Microsoft Office Specialist: PwrPt - 2015

Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel - 2015

International Peer Support Specialist - 2015

Rock Climbing Belay Certification - Hadley MA - 2016?

Cooperative Office Education - 2015

APEX Career at Amherst College - 2017

TIPS Bartender - 2017

CFS: Course From Scratch - 2020?

BGM: Billy Gene Marketing - 2020?

Aussie Business Roo Crew Fellowship - 2020

Harvard x MIT EDX - Business Foundations - 2020

Verizon Small Business - 2022

Indeed Compentencies: 


Microsoft Office Specialist: Word - 2015

Microsoft Office Specialist: PwrPt - 2015

Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel - 2015

International Peer Support Specialist - 2015

Rock Climbing Belay Certification - Hadley MA - 2016?

Cooperative Office Education - 2015

APEX Career at Amherst College - 2017

TIPS Bartender - 2017

CFS: Course From Scratch - 2020?

BGM: Billy Gene Marketing - 2020?

Aussie Business Roo Crew Fellowship - 2020

Harvard x MIT EDX - Business Foundations - 2020

Xcel - 2023

MORE

Speakers, Workshops - Ordinary x Influence (weebly.com)

Shatoyia Jones | Her Campus

Shatoyia Jones - National Ambassador - AFRI K QUE LIMITED | Business Profile | Apollo.io

Shatoyia Jones - Pageant Planet

shatoyia_jones_accolades2019_updated.pdf (weebly.com)

Shatoyia Jones - Founder / CEO / President - School of Joie | LinkedIn

Full Resume of Activities (2015-2018) - Google Docs - SJones13 DRIVE

BRIEF ACTIVITIES Extracurriculars LIST_2016.docx - Google Docs - SJones13 DRIVE


Splash!

Northeastern Program for Teaching

Harvard Women in Business

Harvard Social Entrepreneur - WeSpeak

The Odyssey

Her Campus

SCORE WesternMass

i.Invest Competition

Girl Behind the Look

Next Gen Summit HQ

Pageant Planet

Afri(k)que

Collaborative for Educational Services

HEC Academy

Amherst College

Power of Your Purse

Gasoline Alley

Speaker Sisterhood

Whatever It Takes (WIT) Judge and Mentor

Amherst Rotary / Rotary Club

Harambe Seed Fund

Desiree Talley Law Group PLLC

AWOS

Community Action

Academy Hill School - Springfield

CHAS at Trinity College

Make It Springfield

Valley Venture Mentors

Green Screen Studios

Women Who Create NYC

Holyoke Media

Podcamp WesternMass

Chicopee TV - public access

Focus TV - public access

The Hub

First Baptist Church Amherst

Sheraton Hotel

Girlboss


Clubs &Org Affiliations


Adventist Christians to Serve

Amherst Electronics Club at Amherst College

First Generation Association at AC

Amherst Dance

AMMO at AC

Archery Club at Amherst College

The Indicator

Amherst Speak

Love on Her Arms

Outing Club - Outdoors, Camping, etc.

Helping Hands


Professional & Social Memberships


Member, Association of Black Business Professionals (ABBP) - 2020 - PRESENT

Member, Make - It - Springfield - 2019 - 2020

Partner, Valley Venture Mentors - 2020 - 2022

Member, Billy Gene Marketing - 2020 - Present

Member, CFS: Course From Scratch - 2020 - Present

Co-Chair & Mentor: Strategic Development & Diversity / Equity / Inclusion SCORE WesternMass 

Mentor: Women Who Create NYC

La Case: Spanish House - 2017 or 2018?

Member, BECMA

Amherst, MA Scholar, Early Decision Scholarship Awardee

Member, HerCampus Trendsetters (2016-CURRENT)

WHOW Network



Key: * = Volunteer Work


BY YEARS


2008 - 2014

Monroe, LA, Born to Be Unique Consulting

Monroe, LA, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church: Choir, Dance, Usher Board



2015


Monroe, LA, Ad Face, Monroe School Board: Clarence Sharp Campaign

Monroe, LA, President, National Honor Society

Monroe, LA, Miss National Honor Society

Monroe, LA, President, Student Ambassadors

Monroe, LA, Co-Founder and VP, Adopt-a-Freshman

Monroe, LA, Founder Spanish Club

Monroe, LA, Founder / Creative Director / Editor in Chief, Beyond the Doors publication

Monroe, LA, Committee Member, Student Advisory Committee

Monroe, LA, Juvenile Court: Volunteer Peer Defense Lawyer, Juvenile System

Amherst, MA Scholar, Early Decision Scholarship Awardee

Amherst, MA, Choreographer and Dancer: Bellydance, Hip Hop, Country, Amherst Dance - Amherst College

Amherst, MA, Contributing Writer, Amherst College - The Indicator  S1 | S2 | S3

Amherst, MA, Contributing Writer, Amherst College - Her Campus 

Amherst, MA Club Member, Amherst Electronics Club

Amherst, MA Literacy Mentor, Reader to Reader

Amherst, MA Diversity Open House Student Host

Amherst, MA Mentor and Mental Health Presenter, Active Minds - Amherst College


2016


Amherst, MA, Senior Editor, Her Campus Amherst

Amherst, MA, Communications Coordinator, Amherst College

Amherst, MA, First Baptist Worship Team & Violin Player

Global, Educational and Leadership Consultant - Project Coordinator, Crimson Education

Amherst, MA, Choreographer and Dancer: Bellydance, Hip Hop, Country, Amherst Dance - Amherst College

Amherst, MA Performer: Belly dance, Student Arts Showcase, Student Arts Museum - Amherst College

Amherst, MA Performer: Belly dance, International Study Abroad Event - Amherst College

Amherst, MA Team Member and Content / Campaign Creator and Manager on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, AmherstSays

Global, Contributing Writer, The Odyssey Online


2017


Amherst, MA Media Intern, Amherst Media

Amherst, MA Campus Correspondent for Her Campus Amherst: Senior Editor, Social Media, Budget, Events - Her Campus Amherst

Amherst, MA, Choreographer and Dancer: Bellydance, Hip Hop, Country, Amherst Dance - Amherst College

Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Global Literacy Project Manager & Instructor, Beyond El Campo - LINK

Massachusetts, Independent Professional Cuddler - Cuddle Therapy, Cuddle Comfort | LINK

Global Brand Influencer, Her Campus Trendsetters

Global Brand Ambassador, Sand Cloud

Global Brand Ambassador, Be Tree Lyfe

Global Brand Ambassador, Pura Vida

Global Brand Ambassador, Just Strong

Global Brand Ambassador, Creations for a Cause

Global Brand Ambassador, Panda Paw

Host, Under Construction


2018


Florence, MA Author, Myth of the Self Made

Amherst, MA Reunion Bartender, Amherst College

Amherst, MA Project Manager & Japanese-English Cultural Exchange Mentor, GPI US

Amherst, MA Mentor and House Lead, US Performing Arts Camp

Amherst, MA, Global  Independent Personal Trainer / Wellness Coach, Abre Dance Fitness & Wellness

Amherst, MA, Choreographer and Dancer: Bellydance, Hip Hop, Country, Amherst Dance - Amherst College

Amherst, MA, Project Manager & Spanish - English Cultural Exchange Mentor, ITD

Amherst, MA Farmer, Book and Plow Farm

Hadley, MA Server, Pulse Cafe

National Brand Ambassador, Afri(k)que

Peer Support Advocate, Afiya Peer Respite

Special Ed Paraprofessional, HEC Academy, Collab for Educational Services

Youth Engagement Specialist, Self/Dial Americorp, Northampton High School

Project / Client Coordinator & Admissions Associate, Academy Hill School


MISC


Partnership, Desiree Talley Law, PLLC


2019


Ms. Massachusetts 2019 AWOS

Founder: First Ladies of Poverty Foundation

Participated in Miss Western Massachusetts

Author: You Are Your Greatest Asset

Co-Chair, Strategic Development and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, SCORE WesternMass



Partnerships


Valley Venture Mentors, Springfield, MA

Make - It - Springfield, Springfield, MA


2020


Chicopee, MA Author, You Are Your Greatest Asset

Chicopee, MA Career Development Consultant (Interview, Resumes, etc.), FLP Foundation



2021


Springfield, MA Operations Manager: Snapchef Springfield



2022


Springfield, MA Creative Director / Hostess / International Women’s Advocate: Valeur D’une Femme

Springfield, MA Creative Director / Instructor: School of Joie

Springfield, MA Author, Valeur D’une Femme Vol I: Value of a Woman (July 2022)

Springfield, MA Author, Valeur D’une Femme Vol II: Sawngs of Sunshine (July 2022)

Springfield, MA Founder / CEO / Director of Operations & Wealth Education Consultant, First Ladies of Poverty Foundation

Enfield, CT Property Manager & Leasing Consultant, MCR Property Management

Holyoke, MA Temp Admin Assistant - Student Affairs, Holyoke College

Springfield, MA Temp Admin Assistant - Pioneer Valley Planning Commission


CURRENT (as of 2022): 


Springfield, MA Creative Director / Hostess / International Women’s Advocate: Valeur D’une Femme

Springfield, MA Creative Director / Instructor: School of Joie

Springfield, MA Author, Valeur D’une Femme Vol I: Value of a Woman (July 2022)

Springfield, MA Author, Valeur D’une Femme Vol II: Sawngs of Sunshine (July 2022)

Springfield, MA Author, Valeur D’une Femme Vol III: A Guide to Elegance

Springfield, MA Author, Valeur D’une Femme Vol IV: Spotting the High Value Man

Springfield, M

National Ambassador for Afri(k)que


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