You Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Gives You Strength
Dawanna Jones was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. After attending local schools, she graduated from Central Senior High School. She then went on to obtain an associate’s degree in Management Development from Lamar Institute of Technology, a bachelor’s degree majoring in business from Lamar University, a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Lamar University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Arkansas State University.
Dawanna has a servant attitude and loves helping others achieve their personal and professional goals. She has been a high school business and financial educator for 15 years. Motivating, inspiring, and teaching others financial literacy and entrepreneurship is her passion. With a passion and gift to help others succeed, she has found that developing leaders and individuals is what she loves most. A woman of many hats, she has founded several small businesses including a craft business, personal & business consulting, financial consulting, bookkeeping, website and social media management, photography, editorial services, tax preparation and educational consulting. She is also the founder and President of Black Business Professionals of Southeast Texas. In March 2022, she was recognized as a young leader to watch by the 100+ Black Women Coalition and in October 2022 as a Woman of Integrity by the Better Business Bureau. She has also been a guest speaker at several events and featured in several publications.
Dawanna loves serving the Lord and is an active member in her church. She is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Beaumont, a 2021 graduate of the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Mentor Program, a member of several organizations, serves on several boards, including the Lamar University Alumni board, and she enjoys giving back to the community. She also has a commitment to life-long learning and takes pleasure in reading and learning new things. In her free time, she enjoys being a crafter, cooking, and the outdoors.
2022 Woman of Integrity by the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas Professional Women's Conference
2022 Young Leader to Watch by the 100+ Black Women Coalition of Beaumont, Inc.
Texas Certified Business Educator
Certified Financial Educator
Certified Women’s Entrepreneurship
Microsoft Office Certified (Expert in Word & Excel)
PowerPoint and Outlook
Quickbooks Online Certified
BBB Southeast Texas Hub Certification Workshop (2022)
Beaumont NAACP Youth Council Tax Workshop (2021, 2023)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Alpha Omega Omega Chapter Women in Business Pink Table Talk (2023)
Beaumont NAACP International Women's Day Speaker (2022)
Lamar University College of Business Entrepreneurship Panel (2022)
Girl Boss Suites Online Business Workshop (2021)
Pi Zeta Zigma The Basics of of Entrepreneurship (2021)
Girl Boss Suites Business Motivation Workshop (2020)
Women Winning in Life Conference (2022)
Talk Time with Terry & Tay (2021)