Green.org sat down with Jannee Davis, the CEO of Mindful Glo’Up, to learn how she is empowering the next generation of change.
Tell us a little bit about you and your background:
Jannee D. Davis is a Licensed Masters Social Worker and currently at Neighbors in Action (NIA) Coordinator of Social Work, Youth programs. She received her B.A. in Social Work at Centenary University and her M.S. in Social Work at Columbia University in the City of NY. She’s had various roles post grad, working with justice involved youth at organizations such as the Fortune Society and Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO). Jannee is also the CFO and Senior Operations Manager at Shardollz LLC Hair studio, which she owns with her family in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Jannee is currently building her brand Mindful Glo’Up which promotes a self-care and holistic lifestyle. Jannee is passionate about empowering young people and all POC to be leaders in their communities and make their mental health a top priority.
What would you do with $1 Billion dollars?
Liberate POC who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty through economic programs, and free mental health support.
Why do you think sustainability is such an important topic today?
Every action we make in this generation will impact the next. There’s no such thing as empowering and advocating for youth but not prioritizing sustainability.
What do you envision your industry looking like 10 years from now?
Youth Leading the way…
What can the average person do to make a difference?
Each One, Teach One! We may not be able to change the entire world but we can literally improve the world around us, by leading in love without ego and teach back whenever we can. If you help one person with any means you have, you never know what your act of kindness can spark inside of them.
In the words of the great Tupac Shakur, “I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” Another intricate part of making a difference is using your voice! Advocating every chance you get by uplifting and amplifying the voices of those who can’t!