Thursday, June 24, 2010

The ladies are in power

Taneshia Miller and her sister Raquel Miller were raised in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunter’s Point neighborhood where they proved to their community that a commitment to education, hard work and helping others can lead to success.

Together, they founded LADIES IN POWER to improve the lives of young ladies by mentoring them toward greater self-esteem and confidence so that they can reach their highest potential.

In March 2009 Woman's History month, Ladies In Power was honored by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women for outstanding commitment and dedication to improving the lives of young women. The organization has just hosted its 1st Annual Cervical Cancer awareness summit.

While a student at J. Eugene McAteer High School, Taneshia began working at Yogurt Expressions (later named Boulé Café) in Bayview Hunter’s Point. She caught the entrepreneurial bug there from Lola Wittle, who owned the cafe and became Miller's mentor, and began 6 & 8 Vending, her first start-up venture.

While working at the Bayview branch of Wells Fargo Bank as a personal banker in 2004, her commitment to making a difference in the lives of other young women from the community took hold of her. She is pursing a degree in Psychology at Contra Costa Community College.

Raquel Miller has been working in the legal field for over five years, and is now pursing a degree in Paralegal Studies and Business Management at San Francisco Community College. She began that career track as as an office assistant, working her way up to law clerk while keeping in mind her goal of helping children through the practice of family law.

Ms. Miller co-founded Ladies In Power with her older sister Taneshia Miller in 2006 both young women deciding they wanted to help change the lives of young women in their community and in the world by providing them with guidance, support and education.

Ladies In Power was founded in San Francisco, California in 2006 by sister’s Taneshia & Raquel Miller. In 2008 Ladies In Power begin improving the lives of young ladies by proving them with knowledge, support, and life changing experiences.

"We provide the tools needed to build self-esteem, add confidence and self-motivation in the lives of young ladies," Taneshia wrote recently. "It hasn't been an easy road, but we're committed. We won't stop until our vision is a reality."

Taneshia and Raquel Miller are themselves powerful community servants and professionals. They are what they envision for other women in the neighborhood: ladies in power.

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