Trina and Valerie are natives of Atlanta, Georgia and have been best friends for over forty years. They were two girls whose destinies collided in 1975 at a sunrise service at Paradise Missionary Baptist Church. They were baptized at this service, became friends and have been in each other’s lives ever since that day. They are the founders of Power of the Pair. A consulting boutique that educates, empowers, and encourages women to become accountable and committed to meaningful friendships. Both were educated through the Atlanta University Consortium. Trina an alumna of Spelman College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, as well as a Master’s in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University. She’s the mother of one daughter, Arianna who’s also a student at Spelman College. Valerie is an alumna of Clark Atlanta University (formerly Clark College) where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Marketing. In addition, she earned her Master’s in Higher Education from Kaplan University and began studies on a doctorate in Psychology. Valerie is the mother of one son Christopher.
Following their passion for inspiring the lives of others has led them to activism as volunteers in several outreach programs for homeless young adults. they have served as facilitators of college age students at the Ignite Youth Conference with Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral, guest speakers at the In the Midst small women’s group, guests on a local internet radio station, Instinct Radio.
Speaking on the subject of Friends in Business, they were also featured in the Phoenix Rising Collective online blog for, “Love Yourself First Friday”, and Trina was honored to have recently received the “Woman of Influence” award from ACHI Magazine, a fashion and lifestyle magazine that supports the idea of strength in sisterhood.
Maintaining a friendship for over four decades took some tenacity and earned this dynamite duo, the ultimate experience in learning the meaning of what a Friend truly is. Their journey from childhood through mature womanhood and their experiences along the way has crystallized their vision of friendship. With this testimony, they recognized a need in establishing and maintaining Authentic Friendships in women, therefore they set out to create some valued principles that will help women build friendships that are healthy and produce purpose for their lives. You will find them working diligently, in educating women on the need of working together through collaboration and partnering.