A trailblazer in the field of childcare, this young mother, daughter and entrepreneur extradinaiire, believes that life is a balancing act. From a very young age, Taniesha Ann-Marie Burke has always strived for excellence, honing her leadership qualities from Meadowbrook High School where she served as prefect and vice president of the Consumer Affairs Club. This effervescent, focus and tenacious beauty is also a graduate of the University of the West Indies where she earned her B.Sc. Degree in Psychology and International Relations. Her quest for knowledge did not stop there however, as Ms. Burke went on to acquire a M.Sc. Degree in Applied Social Psychology.
Taniesha’s passion is fuelled by her love for children and her vision for creating and setting the stage where young single mothers can be empowered. Her commitment to the childcare industry is manifested through her own company named after her son Preston Childcare Services. As president and CEO, Ms. Burke’s leadership and vision is put to the task, but she has managed to always put a smile on the faces of her clients through exceptional service. Preston Childcare Services is fast becoming a household name in corporate Jamaica and a formidable force to reckon with in the babysitting arena.
Besides being an active member of the Nova Power Speakers and Toastmasters International Club, Taniesha is also a regular contributor to the Jamaica Sunday Gleaner Outlook Magazine where she focuses on issues relevant to children and their development. Ms. Burke, a leader in her own right, has been privileged to represent Jamaica at the Vital Voices Global Partnership Women Leadership Summit in Buenos Aires Argentina in October 2008. At only 25 years of age and one of the youngest at the summit. Taniesha's mandate is to empower and transform the lives of young parents leaving them with invaluable insights and tools for success in their lives and success in their parenting journey. In essence, her goal is to instil a new hope in them and a vision for themselves and their dependents.