A native of Saint Louis, Mo. In 2004, Tracie Berry-McGhee founded SistaKeeper Empowerment Center, a mentoring wellness center for girls in her basement in the Ferguson/Florissant School district; it has become an international nonprofit organization in local schools, communities and various states and internationally in Africa, Jamaica, New Mexico, and Germany. She is the owner of a private practice Imani Therapy, specializing in women & teen girl issues. She is a self-published author with books, curriculums and journals for teen girls and she has a t-shirt line promoting the message “I define Me!” empowering girls not to allow society to define their view of self.
Today, she continues to serve the community as CEO of SistaKeeper providing counseling to teens, facilitating wellness circles, retreats and promoting young women finding their purpose through motivational speaking engagements for in local, national, and global communities.
Berry-McGhee is a strong advocate for girl empowerment and social justice, as a Non-Violence 365 ambassador, and a National Stop the Girl Bullying Keynoter she has presented in Chicago, ATL, and Las Vegas to educators and teens.
As her journey continues she is also the host of an I heart radio Talk Shows for girls’ radio podcast. In 2016 she will launch the “I define ME!” a teen girl talk show which focuses on teen related issues.
- The National Council of Negro Women Legacy Award
- NAACP Hometown Champion 46th Annual Image Award.
- Top Ladies of Distinction UNSUNG Heroine Award
- Delta Sigma Theta “Power of 22” Community Leaders Award.
- African American Professional Organization of Women “Women of Distinction Award”
In the news:
Publication: Reaching the Essence of Development for Teen Girls THE RED BOOK
Workshop Topic: I define Me!
This workshop will explore how Music, Media, and Society tries to define our teens and the steps to being a Keeper to self.