Standing (R-L) Tina Roberts, Zanetta DeVane, Monique Andrews, Cynthia Womack, Inger Kelly
Sitting (R-L) Joycelyn Austin & Franceen Grimstead
In 2018, seven women connected by shared life experiences and careers had the desire to empower women and formed the No Ordinary Woman 2.0 Foundation. It is with this union and belief in writing a vision and making it plain, No Ordinary Woman 2.0 Foundation officially became a 501c3 entity in 2019. The founders are Tina E. Roberts (President), Joycelyn Austin (Vice President), Monique Andrews (Treasurer), Zanetta DeVane (Secretary), Inger Kelly, Cynthia Womack, and Franceen Grimstead (Board Members).
What is a No Ordinary Woman?
Ask any of its members “What is a No Ordinary Woman?’ and you will receive a resounding voice of solidarity a No Ordinary Woman is a: Cancer or Domestic Violence Survivor; Active Duty, Retired, or Disable Veteran; A single, Stay at Home or Career mom, Entrepreneur or a Wife. She is a voice that needs to be heard and a story that needs to be shared.
We believe women anywhere who are in crisis, disadvantaged, or in need are “the why” of our existence.
No Ordinary Woman 2.0 Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of ordinary women as well as being committed to continuous education of its members to gain knowledge of being an effective non-profit and businesswoman. The members attend conferences, workshops, trainings, and partner with other non-profits. Some of our continuous education includes training with Micro Nonprofit Network, “Circle of 99 Global Business Summit and Domestic Violence training with the Samaritan House.
As the foundation has evolved, its core values to influence, inspire, invest and enhance the lives of ordinary women are the driving force that keeps us relevant and active within the Hampton Roads Community and surrounding states. Some of our initiatives have included “Let’s Talk Now” a candid roundtable discussion about Breast Cancer and Cancer Survivors; provided community COV1D-19 relief efforts to local postal workers and families in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, Host Back to School Drives, Suffolk Meals on Wheels, Lemonade Stands for CHKD, Hosted Painting with a Purpose Fundraisers, Provided self-care goodie bags to Booker T. Washington and Virginia State University Cheer Teams. Participated in the Hampton Roads Morning of Hope and the planning/logistics of Suffolk Relay for Life; Volunteered at the Judeo Christian Center, Union Mission and Beautifully Bald 5k Run for Alopecia Awareness; sponsored Coverings with Kindness Drive to support the YWCA, #IAMNOW Movement recognizing ordinary women across the country and #GotPurposeNOW Movement charging ordinary women across the country to walk in their purpose. Supplied Mother’s Day Gift Baskets to senior citizens in the local area. Hosted the first annual I AM NOW Black & Bling 2K19 Women’s Conference in Charleston, South Carolina. Provided Hurricane relief to families in distress along with providing meals to local families during the holiday seasons.
Our Future Initiatives
Wreaths Across America
Caps, Chaps, Covers & Candy
Expansion of NOWSGIVING
It's Stops NOW Program
The Golden Life Program
Unmasking The Truth About PTSD