Women "Moving Forward with a Purpose"
Marcya Burden is a Young Adult Member of The Greater Atlanta Club. She is a graduate of Oakwood University, attended Emory
University and is currently a senior at Valparaiso University School of Law.
Marcya has received numerous awards and scholarships during her academic career. While in law school she has participated in several legal organizations. She is a member of the Black Legal Student Association, President of the Christian Legal Society, Phi Alpha Delta Law fraternity, and President of the International Moot Court Society. She founded the Criminal Justice Society Law Revue Volume 50 at Valparaiso University. During the past school year (2015-16), she had the privilege of competing in the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition Americas Round held at the B. Cardizo of Law in New York. Being a finalist in this competition she and the team from Valparaiso travelled to Oxford, England to compete with law students from around the world.
Marcya’s inspiration, after graduation from law school in May 2017, is to be a criminal defense lawyer and one day in the near future to be a judge.
Marcya joined the Greater Atlanta Youth Club at the age of ten. She was also a recipient of our National Scholarship Awards upon graduating from high school.
Greater Atlanta Club
Ms. Henderson serves as Managing Director and Operations Manager of The Henderson Financial Group; she has 15 years of
experience in the financial planning industry. Long before working for the firm in an office setting Ms. Henderson was running her father's snow cone company at the tender age of 9. Today, Hyacinth's principal duties are to ensure that The Henderson Financial Group's clients are being provided with exceptional service and support at a high level of excellence. Ms. Henderson possesses a comprehensive understanding of the financial planning process and investment products which she uses to service the firm's clients, develops and maintains professional relationships and identifies potential prospects. She is also responsible for new business development and ensuring the firm's brand is properly positioned throughout the community.
In addition to holding the Series 7,63 & 66 license, she holds her (215) Life, Health and Annuity license. Hyacinth is a member of The Financial Planning Association, Raymond James' Network for Women Advisors, Raymond James' Black Financial Advisors Network and she serves as a volunteer for Broward County Boys & Girls Club.
Broward County Club
Dr. Yardley M. Hunter is a Life Member of The NANBPWC, Inc. She has been a member since 2007. She received a B.A.S. from Bennett
College for Women in Greensboro, NC, here M.B.A. in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, FL, her M.S.A. in School Administration from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC, and her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Hunter was one of the first 21 Bennett graduates with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, one of 3 Bennett Beleles commissioned a USAF officer through the NCA&T State University AFROTEC program. She was recently awarded a highly contributing "Valor in Blue" honor. Her portrait will be on display at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. beginning November 2017.
Dr. Yardley Hunter
Jacquelyn Gates Shipe
16th National President, 1987-1991
Jacquelyn Gates Shipe is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Ties Alabama (formerly the International Services Council of Alabama), a
nonprofit organization that promotes global peace and understanding through citizen diplomacy. Shipe is also the President and CEO of SOARing, LLC, which delivers global leadership development consulting services specializing in ethics and compliance, diversity and organizational culture shaping. From 2008 to 2010 she served as the Associate Vice President of Development at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and from 2004-2006, she served as the Vice President for Advancement and Development at
Shipe is the former Ethics Officer for the World Bank Group where she reported to the Office of the President and was a corporate officer for Duke Energy and Bell Atlantic/Verizon having served as the Vice President of Diversity, Ethics and Compliance.
Shipe is Chair of the Board of Global Ties US and an emeritus board member of the Ethics Officer Association and Operation ReachBack Inc. Shipe is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College, the Advisory Committee of Oakwood University’s New
Beginnings Single Parent Resource Center and is the Planned Giving Director of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc - - of which she is one of its former national presidents. Shipe is an alumnus of the FBI Citizens Academy – Class of 2011 and
Leadership Huntsville FOCUS Class of 2004 and 2015-16.
Shipe has been cited by Ebony Magazine as one of America’s 100 Most Influential Blacks and by Good Housekeeping Magazine as one of 100 Young Women of Promise. She is also listed in Who’s Who Among Black Americans. Shipe was inducted into the 2004 Women’s Hall of Fame at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Shipe received her bachelor’s degree in History from Brooklyn College and continued her graduate education at the New School University in New York City and at Trinity Seminary.
Shipe is married to Oliver F. Shipe. They have five children, 15 grandchildren and reside in Gurley, Alabama. She is a well known speaker on ethics and values leadership, global diversity, women,
education and youth issues.