In addition to being the creator of High Value Woman University, Shatoyia Jones is a 4x award-winning poverty and racial equity specialist, entrepreneur, author, public speaker and Founder / CEO of First Ladies of Poverty Foundation. In her years in secondary and primary education, Shatoyia understood her power as a woman in the world and tapped into her power as a woman [ emotional intelligence, intuition and nurturing nature] to create a life she could only dream of despite growing up in an abusive household and impoverished environment. At 10 years old, she started her first business to be able to afford to participate in various academic and leadership programs, won various scholarships, honors and awards including: Miss National Honor Society, Rotary Service Above Self award and over 1.4 million in academic scholarships and went off right after high school to attend a prestigious college on the other side of the country.
An un-traditional and risky approach at the time, she dropped out of college her senior year to pursue a career in education, social impact and entrepreneurship full-time and at 20 years old, she started her own consulting company and worked with various high-profile organizations as an educational and leadership consultant, became Miss Black America Massachusetts 2018 and served as Ms. Massachusetts 2019 AWOS, the following year. She then created her organization, First Ladies of Poverty Foundation, which she still runs today, won 4 awards for her work, bought her first property and currently serves as a mentor and program development for under-served online entrepreneurship and generational wealth, as well as National Ambassador for Afri(k)que, an organization empowering women out of poverty.