The Taste of SoFu Sponsor Packet

Michelle Taylor Willis, a Florida native now living in Atlanta, is married with four sons. She is the host of the According to Michelle TV show, iHeartRadio ’ s Over the Top show, and is an award - winning media executive media personality, author and master strategist. Michelle is the founder and owner of Gagnant Media and MTW Enterprises. Michelle founded SoFu Lifestyle Magazine (formerly South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine) and is a champion for entrepreneurship and small busi- ness ownership. Because she is such an advocate for the for - profit and not - for - profit communities, she chairs the Advisory Board for the United Way of Greater Atlanta (South Fulton), and serves as chairperson for Theatre du Reve, the only French - speaking theater in America. She also serves on the South Fulton Chamber of Com- merce Board of Directors, where she holds the position as the vice president of Film and Entertainment. Michelle is the secretary for the Morris Brown College Foundation, and she sits on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance. Michelle recently was appointed to the Atlanta Court Appointed Special Ad- vocate Board of Directors. Michelle was named “ Outstanding Businessperson of the Year 2017” and “ Small Business of the Year 2016” by the South Fulton Chamber. She has been recognized as “ Top 100 Influential Women in Georgia and Atlanta'' several times by different organizations, and “ Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Atlanta. ” Atlanta Business Journal recently named her “ Top 25 Most Extraordinary Atlantans. ” SoFu Lifestyle was named “ Publication of the Year '' in Atlanta for two consecutive years. Michelle received the Pioneer award from the National Coali- tion of 100 Black Women for 2022. Additionally, Michelle has also been recognized for her work with youth in the community, and she received a resolution from Georgia State Representative. Roger Bruce and a proclama- tion as “ Outstanding Georgia Citizen'' from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Senator Lester Jack- son and Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan recognized November 18, 2021 as Michelle Taylor Willis Day in the state of Georgia at the Capital for the work she ’ s done in the business and birth communities, while February 18, 2021, is Michelle Taylor Willis Day in the City of South Fulton. Michelle created SoFu®, the name used to refer to the eight cities of South Fulton County in Atlanta. She also created the Moms All In® conference for female executives and entrepreneurs. She released her first book ti- tled “ Raising Significance: A Guide to Raising Independent, Well - Rounded and Confident Kids. ” Michelle recently made her film debut in 2022, and is pursuing more acting opportunities. She is currently the host of Black is the New Green on Radivision.com. She also is a global speaker, focusing on significance, em- powerment, entrepreneurship, parenting and sales.

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