Non-Profit Organization: Influencing Action Movement (IAM)


Today, we are featuring an amazing group of women who started a movement that positively impacts our youth. These women came together with at least one thing in common. That is making a change and influencing action which is why their name, IAM, is so appropriate. We had the honor of asking the ladies a few questions via email so you could get to know them a little better.

Where are you from?

Felicia Harris (President): Mt. Airy, Philadelphia

Britney Norman (VP): West Oak Lane, Philadelphia by way of Willingboro, NJ

Shatara Hook (Board Chair): North Philly

Nikkia Moss (Co-Founder): Mt. Airy, Philadelphia

Brittany Porter (Treasurer): D.C. by way of Chicago

What inspired you to start your business? 

Felicia Harris started the blogs: Philly Girl Talk and Philly Guy Talk for her peers to share their experiences and give advice to young people. Over 6 months, the blogs evolved into what is now called Influencing Action Movement (IAM). 

Could you tell us more about your business and any other businesses that you may have?

IAM is a non-profit organization whose mission is to influence individuals to take action through the core values of: Communicating, Giving Back and Networking. Through its mentoring programs, IAM is able to positively impact inner city youth as well as young professionals.  

What has been your biggest accomplishment on your journey so far? 

Hmmmm...tough question! We would have to say it's building a recognizable brand that's known for producing quality work within the community. It's a certain feeling you get when you mention IAM to a "stranger" and their response is "I've heard of that group!" (smile).

What does your ideal future hold for you? 
IAM's vision is to be one of the largest progressive movements in the nation connecting people across networks to role models, career advancement opportunities and community-based resources.
Imagine that there is at least one person reading this who is trying to be where you are (as far as starting a business and accomplishing goals). What advice would you give them? 

Consistency. Always be consistent across the board- how you deliver service, branding, EVERYTHING! Being consistent means that you're reliable and people like doing business with people they can rely on. Always be a woman of your word- don't say you will do something and then don't do it.

How can we continue to follow your journey? (Social media, email, website, etc.?)


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