TersharaMatthews

TERSHARA MATTHEWS-SHABAZZ

CO-AUTHOR

A Mississippi native, Tershara received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is the publisher of Trends Wedding and Lifestyle Magazine and the CEO for DevFinancial.

She serves as the national treasurer for The Pink Lotus Project and the financial secretary for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter for Xavier University. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Gulf Coast (MS) Chapter of The Links, Inc.

Tershara and her family reside on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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FEATURED BOOK QUOTES

"What does having a seat at the table really mean? Does it mean that your voice will be heard? Does it mean you will be seen for the hard work and dedication that it took for you to get there? Will the things that I say matter to the others in the room?"

- TERSHARA MATTHEWS-SHABAZZ

"After months on the job, I quickly began to realize that things were not different. The glitz and the glamour of being the first had worn off and things were becoming real. I started noticing unfair treatment by fellow managers and some of the staff started to become distant with me because of my new role. So once again, I began to ask the question what does having a seat at the table mean if you are not welcome at the table?"

— TERSHARA MATTHEWS-SHABAZZ