As a Captain in the US Army Reserve, Deshauna desires to encourage overall support to our troops and their families. She is a huge advocate for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and believes in using her voice to raise awareness on the issues suffered by our troops and their families
Deshauna has a bachelors degree in Business Management and a masters degree in Computer Information Systems and Services. As a millennial, Deshauna understands the struggle of up and coming young professionals. She uses her 6 years of government experience and 8 years of army knowledge to teach young professionals how to properly enter the work industry of their choice. She is now a successful entrepreneur filled with information she is ready to share with the world.
Deshauna has made it her life goal to Encourage, Inspire and Strengthen the people around her. Deshauna is a survivor of child sexual abuse and wants to inspire other survivors to fight through fears of your past. Deshauna has overcome bullying and after the recent loss of her mother to cancer she wants to encourage people to focus on loving ourselves and the people around us.
Deshauna has years of experience in two very male dominated industries. The STEM industry and the U.S. military have both shown her the importance of representation and the need to empower women to break through the glass ceilings of industries that lack a diverse footprint. She uses her platform to encourage women to be fearless, unapologetic and resilient. She inspires women around the globe to never lose sight of how important our presence is as a decision-maker. In her "I Don't Like Being Told Its A Man's World" speech she emphasises the importance of a woman's voice being included in every space, every room and most importantly every decision.
Deshauna discusses her challenges as a double minority in the Army and her 6 year career as an IT Analyst in the government. She encourages the importance of creating a supportive work environment that facilitates retention and accelerates the advancement of diversity in organizations and companies.
Deshauna wants to encourage our youth to not allow their circumstances to dictate their future. Due to her experience with child sexual abuse she understands how impactful it is to empower our youth during the beginning stages of their lives. She wants to use her voice to Encourage, Inspire and Strengthen our youth!