Advocate, Author, Inspirationalist,Motivational Speaker
A familiar adage says, “As long as there is life, there is hope.” If this saying is true, then the abundance of life and vitality within Shakeeta Winfrey is an excellent indication that her future is resplendent of a beautiful horizon full of hope. A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Shakeeta Winfrey now makes her home in the metropolitan Atlanta community. She is graciously utilizing her life’s journey as a testimony to women who are seeking to overcome the obstacles that may be hindering their success. As such, her journey is chronicled in her previously released book, The Other Winfrey, wherein she candidly shares her story of what it is to live in the shadow of one of the world’s most admired celebrities, her cousin Oprah Winfrey. She also continues her story in her soon to-be released book, Release.
Today, Shakeeta has emerged into a successful executive, but she freely imparts that the road to her current destination has not been an easy one. Although raised by two loving and nurturing grandparents, her life has brought her face to face with a number of risqué escapades. She has had to face the trials and tribulations that come with not having a good relationship with one’s biological parents, as well as the ills of exotic dancing, alcohol and drug usage, unhealthy marriage, among others. Through it all, Shakeeta did not allow her circumstances to dictate her destiny. Upon being honorably discharged from the United States Army, she admirably managed to earn an undergraduate degree from Tennessee State University, took advanced courses at Meharry Medical College, completed her Master’s degree from Warren National University/Kennedy Western University, and has earned her Doctor of Science Degree in Health Administration.
Shakeeta’s message is a true testament of courage and tenacity. She is living proof that no goal is unobtainable, no mountain is unclimbable and no dream is intangible. She purposely lives to breathe hope and inspiration into others. Shakeeta is the proud mother of three beautiful children.