JANINE DAVIS is a motivational speaker and the Founder and Executive Director of Girl Talk Foundation, Inc. Janine’s candid, no-nonsense delivery has captured audiences from teenage girls to corporate executives. She is an award-winning 22-year radio veteran and entertainment journalist. Janine frequently makes guest appearances and serves as a featured host for various television affiliates including ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.
Having interviewed multiple celebrities from L.L. Cool J., Janet Jackson, and Alicia Keys to national dignitaries including Democratic National Presidential Candidate, now Commander-In-Chief Barack Obama, Janine was determined to fulfill her purpose and destiny. With that, she stepped out on faith and veered away from her full-time radio career and the entertainment industry to focus her talent on preparing young people for success and challenging adults to tap into their inner passion. Janine has strategically transformed her love for entertainment into an edgy educational tool that has engaged over 10,000 teens and adults.
Janine’s quest for purpose led her to establish Girl Talk Foundation, Inc. – a non-profit agency designed to empower young girls ages 11-16 to be leaders. Since its inception, Girl Talk has served over 5000 girls through various interactive workshops ranging from health and hygiene to finance and etiquette. In addition, Janine originated Girl Talk’s Annual Prom Project, which has received national attention for its collection and distribution of gently used and new gowns to high school girls. In the last ten years, the effort has collected over 6000 gowns.
Janine has been recognized in Lowe’s Black History Month campaign as an Outstanding Community Leader. She has been the recipient of the prestigious Pride Magazine Youth Empowerment Award for her work with young girls and in Pride Magazine’s quarterly publication, she was named among one of the “51 Most Powerful Women. Charlotte Eye Magazine has named Janine as “One To Watch”.
Janine lives by the motto: “Once you discover your greatness, you can be greater than great.”
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