NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Donzaleigh Powell

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Donzaleigh Powell is a Nashville native that loves life! She is a graduate of Cumberland University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Public Service Management. She is a Global Career Development Facilitator with over a decade of experience in Workforce Development and works as a Director, Business Diversity Development for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. In this role, she oversees the development of small, minority, and women-owned businesses through the various Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs within the state.

Donzaleigh has been the owner and freelance photographer for Donzaleigh’s Photography since 2009. She seeks to create and portray a certain sense of style and class with every shoot. She is also the Founder of Lifestyle 31 which is dedicated to cultivating and inspiring young ladies and women to live a lifestyle that reflects Christ. With Proverbs 31:10-31 as the premise and example, Lifestyle 31 provides events, life changing testimonials, and an avenue to promote healthy female relationships. As a motivational speaker, she seeks to push herself and others to their highest potential. She is the Founder of The Professional Networking Group, also known as PNG, which host quarterly upscale networking events called Mid TN Roundtable. These are some of the largest and most interactive networking opportunities in Middle Tennessee.

In the community, Donzaleigh does her best to give back to many meaningful causes all around the city as much as possible. She recently received the Community Star Award for Outstanding Services and Devotion to the community by the National Hook-Up of Black Women April 2016, Black 40 Under 40 Awards June 2016, and Best Photographer by the Winner’s Circle December 2016. Donzaleigh traveled to Haiti March 2017. She was able to teach at the two-day Leadership Conference hosted by Many Hands of Haiti. After the conference, she was asked if she was able to relate to the people and her response was “One’s connection to the people depends on the ability to see through the lens of similarity. A smile and a wave are universal”. In her free time, she likes to eat out, enjoy friends, travel, and go to church. She is a half marathoner, participates in triathlons, and Obstacle Course Races.

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