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Reliving The HBCU Experience with Canisha Turner


In this segment of Lady Mogul Talk, we speak with Canisha Cierra Turner on the impact an HBCU education had on her journey. Listen in as she shares her book about her HBCUand discusses how her business works with contestants to catapult their pageant experience.


About Canisha Cierra:


Canisha Cierra Turner is the true definition of extraordinary. This firecracker is the proud daughter of Cornell and Elnora Turner of Waverly, Virginia. She has been on stage since the age of 2 and enjoys motivational speaking and all things media and entertainment. She is a 14 year pageant veteran, having competed in natural, semi-glitz, and scholarship pageants.


The success of Shining Stars and other service endeavors garnered her recognition by superstar Janet Jackson for the 2011 Janet Jackson 20under20 Extraordinary Youth Award in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Her service extends beyond native soil, for she has traveled to Ghana, West Africa to donate books and speak to village schools in Kumasi, Ho, Accra, Elmina, and Cape Coast.


Canisha Cierra has spoken to audiences all over the United States of America as a motivational speaker. Her speeches are inspirational, thus encouraging audiences to think, “Who Am I Not to Be?” She brilliantly crafts motivational messages intertwined with modern and historical real world examples to match whatever the theme of the event. She holds a Bachelors degree from North Carolina A&T State University and a Masters Degree from Wake Forest University.





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