I am Shana Gae Francis, Founder and CEO of Be A Woman of Purpose LLC (BAWOP) located in Atlanta Georgia. I am from the beautiful Caribbean island, Jamaica. Over the last five (5), years I have discovered my purpose as an entrepreneur. I can honestly say that though the journey has been a rollercoaster one, one thing that I am proud of is having the faith and will power to manifest my dreams/aspirations. One of my favorite quotes are “Little Girls with Dreams Become Women with Vision.” -Anonymous
Working as a Beauty Advisor in customer service in 2015 fueled my passion and enthusiasm for cosmetics. This resulted in creating a cosmetics line known as Posh L’amour Cosmetic LLC, which features an array of beauty products. I started a business without knowing anything about a business. But I took the risk and throughout the journey I have learned so much and I continue to educate myself on the key strategies required to become a successful entrepreneur.
Added to my passion for the beauty and fashion industry, I am also an empowering Women’s Advocate .. I have an Associate degree in Social Work and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology focusing on (Health and Life Concentration) at Georgia State University. During my educational experience, I have had the pleasure of serving as an intern at a Domestic Violence Center which totally transformed my vision and led to my conceptualization of this Sisterhood/ Empowerment group “Be a Woman of Purpose (BAWOP)” which promotes unity among females and the need to support each other to discover and manifest our individual purpose in life.
I firmly believe that everyone has a unique gift that can be of great impact in living a purposeful life; and with that special gift, one can help to build a strong community. I currently work as a Healthcare professional at two of Atlanta’s top-ranked pediatric Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and an acute community care hospital Piedmont Healthcare while pursuing Master’s studies in Social Work at the University of Georgia (UGA) with a specialized focus on (Micro Practice) Individuals, Families, and group of diverse settings.
My goal is to educate and coach individuals on the importance of discovering and manifesting our purpose/gifts.