Aisha Taylor Issah, Founder & CEO of the Sistahs in Business Expo, is a successful entrepreneur, ordained minister, and college professor. Over the years, she and her work have been featured in numerous publications and media outlets including Black Enterprise, Sheen Magazine, NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX. In 2005, she co-founded TAYLORmade ~ Professional Career Consulting with her sister, a full-service career consulting and recruiting firm. Aisha launched the Sistahs in Business Expo (SIBEXPO) in 2017, with the goal of providing an accessible space where entrepreneurial women of color could grow and showcase their businesses at an affordable rate.
Born and bred in Brooklyn, Aisha is no stranger to hard work and understands the needs of the urban demographic. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (B.S.), Marist College (MPA), and New York Theological Seminary (M.Div.); and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She resigned from her role as an Executive Director with the City of New York after 14 years of service to focus on her ministerial and entrepreneurial endeavors. She and her husband Ramani are committed disciples of the St. Luke Baptist Church in Paterson, NJ where she serves as the Associate Minister for Children, Youth, & Young Adults.
Our Visual Design and Branding Manager,
Jacqui Gilmore Stallworth is the Founder and Creative Director of 10.30 Designs, LLC. Her design company creates and develops graphic and visual design for projects ranging from website design, social media, exhibit materials and marketing collateral, to complete branding and identity overhauls. Her specialties include Branding and Identity, Logo Design, Website Design, Promotional Packaging, Event Invitation and Design. She holds a BFA in Communication Arts (with an emphasis in Illustration) from Moore College of Art & Design and a MA in Publications Design (with an emphasis in Graphic Design) from University of Baltimore.
Jacqui is Philadelphia born and raised on water ice, soft pretzels and cheesesteaks. She has been married to her best friend, Quincy, for 15 years. She is a proud member of the Chester Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is ever grateful to God to serve on the Sistahs in Business Expo Team.
Our Marketing Coordinator, Tevra L. Francis, MS, brings innovative media and communication strategies to small business, nonprofit, and healthcare organizations has become a passion and a mission. Tevra joins the Sistahs In Business Expo Team enthusiastically supporting and admiring Aisha Taylor Issah’s vision to empower and celebrate entrepreneurial Women of Color!
After navigating a career in healthcare compliance and legal support, Tevra discovered the common threads of team building, community connections, advocacy, media, and inclusivity underlying each role. Her desire to bring brands, small businesses, campaigns, and non-profit organizations to their optimum potential motivated Tevra to utilize her diverse experiences and innate creativity in her own company. tevMedia, LLC is a resource for marketing consulting, brand strategy, and positive media that promotes diversity, altruism, and excellence.
With over 20 years of progressive leadership roles in marketing and communications, Tevra has a unique insight into the diverse opportunities possible for companies and organizations of all sizes. Her credentials include a Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MS-HSA), marketing credentials from the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD), training and mentoring from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Tevra is a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!), and the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). Her interests include blogging, Poshmark, theater in NYC, and cooking. She lives a great life in Bergen County, NJ with her husband/best friend Richard.