Lavonya Jones is passionate about entrepreneurship as a solution to economic injustice and inequality. Knowing early she wanted to live her life as an entrepreneur, she has committed the majority of her career to examining the ends and outs of what makes entrepreneurs succeed while working seventeen years as a creative industry entrepreneur.
An Atlanta native and resident, Lavonya is a third-generation Hampton University graduate, earning her BS in Entrepreneurship. She has pursued additional education at Regent University to include an MA in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Coaching and Mentoring and is now completing an EdD in Organizational Leadership with her research focus on Entrepreneurial Leadership.
Additionally, as a certified business coach, Lavonya has over fifteen years of leadership development experience training students, entrepreneurs, and professionals within for-profit and non-profit sectors, and has previously held positions in innovation and leadership at HBCUs such as Clark Atlanta University and Morehouse College. She currently serves as the Program Manager for the Venture Capital Fellowship and Venture Lab for HBCUvc, where she coaches HBCU students and alumni to build a “venture capital ready” business or become venture capitalist.
Committed to leadership excellence and the economic empowerment of her community, she is an advisory board member of Sigma Alpha Pi Leadership Honor Society, the Atlanta chapter of the International Career and Business Alliance, South Atlanta High School’s Advocating for the Community Through STEM initiative, the Georgia Alliance of Boys and Men of Color, and is the former Georgia State Director for the EYEclub (Educating Young Entrepreneurs).
Armed with a mission to equip an army of socially conscious entrepreneurs, Lavonya focuses her efforts on helping change agents connect the dots between their global vision and the global influence they desire, equipping them with the spiritual and practical tools they need to do business responsibly and lead opportunities to solve societal challenges. Lavonya is equipped with a professional, no-nonsense approach to business that has a proven track record for refocusing vision and pioneering solutions. When you experience Lavonya Jones, you encounter someone destined to help you lead with influence and impact. She has an innate ability to assist you in identifying your global purpose and create a pathway to global influence.
Lavonya specializes in working with driven, growth-oriented entrepreneurial leaders and organizations to position themselves in the marketplace as global innovators. She offers countless opportunities and programs that will transform the human resources in your organization to support the global enterprise of the future. This powerhouse businesswoman is also a sought-after executive coach, speaker, thought leader, author, and innovator that will help you to lead effectively in today’s global economy.
Lavonya Jones and her husband Fred Jones reside in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.
- Founder & President Rho Eta Gamma Women’s Leadership Society
- Advisor, National Society of Leadership and Success – Sigma Alpha Pi
- Executive Launch Team, International Career and Business Alliance Atlanta
- Christian Community Development Association
- National Society of Collegiate Scholars
- Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honors Society
- Advisor, South Atlanta High School Advocating for Community Through STEM Initiative
- Committee Chair, Georgia Alliance of Boys and Men of Color