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Each year, JoyTutor hosts its Celebrations of Courage event that presents awards for personal and entrepreneur growth-honoring the big and small accomplishments of ambitious, determined individuals from all walks of life. Be inspired or inspire others to reach higher to turn dreams into reality and make the impossible, possible. We are currently accepting nominations and sponsorships for the 2023 Celebrations of Courage event, which will be hosted online and in person in Brooklyn, NY.

 

The 2022 event was held on June 4, 2022, where we had the honor and pleasure of celebrating the resilience and determination of the following amazing women: Glenda M. Francis, Vivian Ward, Waneta Willis-Cooper, Carolyn Williams, Elle Stovall, Joelle Fouse, and Charlie Rogers

2022 HONOREES

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HONOREE

Glenda M. Francis

Glenda M Francis: JoyTutor Celebrations of Courage Honoree

Founder, Audacious Inner Works (AIW) Institute LLC 

Associate Certified Coach (ACC) & ICF Member 

Glenda M. Francis is a constructivist educator, professional life coach, and organizational development consultant specializing in facilitation, professional development, and curriculum and program development. Over the span of a 25-year career in education, her masterful teaching practices have profoundly impacted a wide diversity of students, teachers, and school communities.

 

Driven by a new mission to broaden her impact and reach among women, Black women in particular, in 2019, Glenda expanded her portfolio into professional coaching and founded Audacious Inner Works (AIW) Institute. AIW is a personal development service organization dedicated to self-cultivation and capacity building through its provision of coaching programs, Power Sips™️, workshops, and masterminds. As a life coach, Glenda specializes in confidence building, women’s wellness and power, and mindset. She’s passionate about powering women to bring forth their full potential and the unlived life within them.  

 

Whether teaching young minds, coaching educators, facilitating workshops and institutes, or partnering with clients, Glenda has thrived in a sustained mission to cultivate greatness in human potential. She engages you with love, deep listening, and a fierce commitment to your learning and transformation. An “inspirational powerhouse,” you can experience Glenda’s magnetic presence and warmth through coaching conversations, collaborations, and AIW’s programs and institutes. She resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Glenda M. Francis
Vivian Ward

Vivian Ward

IMPACT AWARD
HONOREE

Founder, The Cultured ExBeerience 

Vivian, is a wife and a mom who loves a good craft beer and turned her passion into The Cultured Exbeerience! After attending several beer tasting events, Vivian began to host them in my home. Each time, Vivian was met with disappointment when she could not find any Black-owned beers from the area distributors. Thus, the dream began of hosting beer tasting events to highlight those breweries.  Vivian's family and friends have helped make this dream a movement.

The Cultured Exbeerience mission is a simplistic one.  Love of the craft. Love of the people. We strive to support Black-owned breweries and other small/micro/nano breweries by creating a craft beer tasting experience that fosters respect, inclusion, empowerment and love.  Drink the good beer and fight the good fight!

Vivian Ward: JoyTutor Celebrations of Courage Honoree

Waneta Willis-Coo