Spent over twenty years as a national and international community organizer addressing both social and developmental issues. I touched the lives of thousands of individuals in various professions discussing issues such as human capital development, business development & strategic planning, finance & wealth building, community organizing, politics, gender equality, healthy relationships, domestic violence awareness, advocacy, to name a few.
Civil & Human Rights
Work with national and local organizations to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. With specific focus on civil rights, race relations, educational, social, economic, and political. Spent over 4 years lobbying on Capitol Hill for gender equality and student rights.
Provide executive level support for the development of international & domestic corporations which includes strategic human capital development, developing strategic financial forecasting and operational planning and management to improve the effectiveness of your corporation. She has over twenty years of executive management, corporate & nonprofit financial experience, domestic and international speaking experience, and decades of experience establishing enterprises with the aim of solving social problems.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – by Marianne Williamson
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Founder, President & CEO Journey to Your Promised Land, Inc. (JTYPL)
Team Building & Leadership
Female Executive Development/Coaching
Gender Equality & Civil Rights Advocate
AmeriCorps VISTA alumni
I have a lot of labels, but they are just that - labels. They don't define me. What defines me is my altruistic nature. I'm in the business of people and community. Whether it's helping people succeed as business owners, or within their personal or professional lives. That means I have a compassionate and empathetic heart and every endeavor I take on - must first touch my heart THEN it must make business sense.
Now for the labels and the story, I am a 6th generation Washingtonian who grew up in poverty. My mother always instilled in me that education is the key to success. She also told me that I will ALWAYS struggle because I am Black AND a woman. Something to this day, I am passionate about changing that mentality for the next generation of women.
So, when I received my MBA in Finance, she was surprised that instead of working in the banking or corporate field, I choice to invest my time in the nonprofit arena. Becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer was my proudest moment -- not obtaining my MBA. Oh, also representing AmeriCorps Alums in President Obama's Inauguration parade in 2009.
Since then, I have been using my business acumen to develop innovative solutions to amass social capital to address social and economic challenges. I have a strong track record in developing and implementing various community and business initiatives using corporate business strategies in the US, Europe, and Africa. I've worked with multi-million dollar domestic & international corporations as well as NGO's.
But my passion still lies within helping people. I am the President of the Board of the Directors for the Washington DC branch of the American Association for University of Women, President of the Board of Directors for the Mary Church Terrell Foundation in Washington DC, Chief Executive Officer for an international nonprofit organization - Journey to Your Promised Land, Inc, an AmeriCorps VISTA alumni, and Principal for Webster's Wealth Management Solutions Corporation.
I have a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance from Trinity Washington University, a Bachelors of Science degree in Organizational Management from Columbia Union College, and a certification in community building and organizing from NeighborWorks America.
Ebba Bergström, UPF, interviewed Kim Webster, president of the Washington branch of American Association of University Women, about political culture in America, AAUWs role in DC lobbying and of Hillary Clinton’s gender in the presidential campaign. Radio UPF is a part of the Association of Foreign Affairs Lund, Sweden.
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MBA, TRINITY UNIVERSITY
Masters of Business Administration with a speciality in Finance. Focus is on managing the financial health of a corporation and developing its long-term financial goals.
BS, COLUMBIA UNION COLLEGE
Bachelor's of Science in Organizational Management with primary emphasizes on the personal skills of management by drawing from studies in management, business administration, human resource management, organizational behavior, sociology, and psychology.