JoAnn Ajayi-Scott, aka “The Original FABULOUS Female!” is the Founder and CEO of the Award-Winning nonprofit corporation Essence of a Lady, Inc, creator of the online marketing platform for women called eLadies.biz, creative mastermind behind the FABULOUS Female Phenomenon, and Award-Winning Philanthropist!
She is a nationally-recognized speaker, emcee and blogger who believes everyone, especially WOMEN have to share their FABULOUSNESS through their story in order to leave a legacy to girls.
As an award-winning ICONIC entrepreneur, life/business mentor and nonprofit strategist, JoAnn utilizes her vast knowledge of life/business to educate women, her experience to mentor women about resources and tools available to navigate life and start businesses, and her expertise to EMPOWER them on how to leverage their business through marketing, promotion, and networking.
As a national educational trainer, she.conducts training to teach educators how to implement differentiated instruction strategies and literacy across the curriculum. Additionally, she has recruited over 300 women to give their time, talent, and treasure (monetary resources) to over 1000 school-age girls over the past 13 years as a mentoring specialist.
She has been featured in CNN.com.Her business was featured in ESSENCE magazine, She is currently a contributing writer for Mind Your Black Business. She has also been on the cover of a magazine and spotlighted in other blogs, websites, and a speaker on national webinars and tele-summits.
When she is not finding ways to market, promote, and spotlight FABULOUS women and providing support and scholarships to girls, you can find her traveling and hanging out with girlfriends and expanding her mind through reading.
JoAnn is currently on a journey to discover her ESSENCE as she share her story with the world. She is a contributing author in “Passion, Purpose, and Profit” book where she explains how she has been preparing to live out her passion and get paid for the past 26 years. Her belief is “Everything that I have accomplished was a part of the journey, not my destination!”
JoAnn graduated with her B.A. in Liberal Arts & Science in Economics from University of Florida , her Masters in Education concentration in Curriculum & Instruction with emphasis in Literacy from Lesley University. She is currently ABD with Doctorate in Education with concentration in Administrative Leadership in Teaching and Learning.
She has two grown daughters and two grand children. She currently lives in the Houston, Texas area. She is preparing to retire from education and pursue her passion as an international paid speaker/emcee, educational trainer, and run her nonprofit, Essence of a Lady, Inc full-time.