Our Team

Founder/Executive Director

      A former beauty queen turned social entrepreneur, Bessie A. Winn-Afeku is on a purpose driven mission to educate, inspire, and empower. With an extensive background in beauty and pageantry, Bessie was also contestant in the 2003 Miss Georgia USA pageant and a finalist in the Today's Black Women Magazine Beauty Competition. This former Miss Black Georgia USA has truly breathed life into the clichéd beauty pageant phrase, "Make the World a Better Place."A native of Ghana West Africa, Winn-Afeku moved to Georgia at the age of seven years old. Bessie Winn-Afeku is a poised and coveted motivational speaker and founder and Executive Director of The She is Me Program™ which is a non-profit organization that aims to empower disadvantaged young women and ensure high school graduation through workshops, seminars, the arts, and exposing them to various careers, goal setting, and positive role models while developing college readiness. Winn-Afeku is the Creator and Editor of The Fabulous Do Gooder, blog site that chronicles fabulous giving and fabulous living. Bessie has been featured in Essence magazine, Ebony magazine, was recognized as Atlanta's 2010 Power 30 Under 30 in the area of Non-Profit work and community service, and is listed in the 2010 edition of Who's Who in Black Atlanta. Bessie A. Winn-Afeku is a graduate of Georgia State University, where she earned her B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Sociology.