Stephanie Stovall, CEO and Founder of Women Aspire
Stephanie Stovall is a dedicated professional with over twenty years of experience in education, administration, leadership and project management. She has been married for twenty-four years and has two children and two grandchildren.
Stephanie holds a B.S. in Education and a M.S. in Administration. As an Administrator, she was responsible for the opening of a new school with expenditures amassing of several million dollars. In addition, with her leadership, the school accomplished authorization as an International Baccalaureate (IB) accredited school for both the Primary Years Program (PYP) and a Middle Years Program (MYP).
During her educational tenure, she has met many young women who have found themselves in precarious situations. Some are aging out of foster care and others are moving themselves and their children from one house to the next; unable to secure safe housing.
Now there is a movement that is entrapping young women. This travesty is called human trafficking. While this is not a new phenomenon, it continues to be a growing problem in our society. This realization has led to the birth of Women Aspire.
“We want to be proactive by inspiring and equipping women to reach their full potential”. –Stephanie Stovall
During my time of calamity and transition, my parents gave me a safe place to stay and the support I needed with the following principles:
1. Always put Christ first in your life.
2. Respect yourself and others AND the curfew for this house.
3. Get a job, keep a job and work hard!
4. Get an education. Don’t be satisfied where you are. God has more for you!
They would say...
"You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! Philippians 4:13"
These principals are the foundation of our organization. Now it is my turn to pay it forward and be an advocate for other women.
“At age 19, we were homeless. All of our life, we have been stuck in poverty, living in cars, and constantly in and out of foster homes. We feared life, hope, and – most of all – we feared happiness because happiness was always stripped away from us. Women Aspire gave us a vision for our future and for the young women that we are becoming. Women Aspire helped us believe in ourselves, in our dreams, and in each other no matter what the situation.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND FUTURE PLANS
We have now graduated high school and have our own place and full time jobs that allow us to pay our bills on time. We will soon become college students. We are able to look in the mirror and tell ourselves that we are proud, we are beautiful, we are independent, we are ambitious, we are loved, and – most of all – we are happy. Thank you, Women Aspire, for your support, love, and leadership.” -- Twins (2015)