Meet Keidre Harris!

A positive movement matched with an influential voice is exactly what  Keidre Harris embodies  as a woman making a difference!  Keidre launched Girl Power Chat Sessions to encourage, inspire and thrust Millennial and Generation X Professional Ladies in pursuit of their dreams. This power force has expanded  into a radio broadcast, community forums, and so much more!

As a Preacher’s Kid, Keidre began serving in ministry under the leadership of her mother, Reverend Cynthia H. Harris throughout her pastoral appointments in Louisiana and Mississippi within the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME).  At the vibrant age of 22, she successfully served on the Campaign Staff of Reverend Dr. Johnny Barbour, President/Publisher of the AME Publishing House during the 2000 General Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Keidre holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Jackson State University. In addition, she  is a certified Housing Counselor with Neighbor/Works of America. She has appeared on KSLA Channel 12 News, Fox 33 News, and Streaming Faith Network (an international internet broadcast). She has been a featured guest during several radio shows aired on KSYB (1300 AM) and KDKS (102.1 FM) “I AM MY FAITH” talk show.

Let’s get to know Keidre a little better…

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You launched to motivate and inspire women, what made you create this wonderful outlet?

After completing a youth project entitled PUSH Magazine, I felt a strong desire to impact the lives of Young Adult Ladies across the world. I wanted to be a beacon of light to those in need of encouragement, inspiration and motivation. Proverbs 27:17 says “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Girl Power Chat Session is a sisterhood established for college students, young professionals, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders experiencing setbacks, rejections and adversities.

You hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Jackson State University! Did you know growing up what career path you wanted to take as an adult?

Yes, working in the field of business was always my passion.

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Being an young business woman can sometimes get to be a bit overwhelming, how do you regroup and motivate yourself when you’re feeling a little defeated?

Great Question! I pray and talk to God about the situation. Occasionally, I share my concerns with my family to gain advice and motivation. In an effort to remain effective my strategy to regroup is simply taking a break to clear and relax my mind. Also, I remind myself not to allow negative energy, defeat or disappointment derail my mission of impacting the lives of youth and young adults around the world.

What are 3 pieces of advice you would give to girls who wanted to pursue their dreams but are too nervous to start?

Girls never allow nervousness to hinder your pursuit in achieving a dream. Remember being nervous is not an indicator to stop going after your dreams. If we could interview President Barack Obama or First Lady Michelle Obama they would probably admit to moments they experienced nervousness from time to time.

 Try using the Coach and Cheerleader concept. Pray and seek a mentor. Connecting with someone who has been where you are going will help you through the process of achieving your dreams.  Also, surround yourself with a great group of family and friends who will encourage you along your journey.

 Be your greatest encourager! To overcome nervousness you must speak positive and uplifting affirmations while pursuing your dreams. The bible is a great tool. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” If you believe, you can overcome anything!

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We tend to pull characteristics from others in our lives or from people we admire, who inspires you and why?

My mother, Rev. Cynthia H. Harris is a great inspiration.  I will forever admire her resilience demonstrated throughout my life. She is a phenomenal woman of elegance and grace. As a child, she became my favorite preacher after ministering the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. My big sister, Monica Harris Price inspires me through her creativity and words of encouragement.

My pastor, Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon allows me to enhance my giftings in the areas of Ministry and Business while serving at Praise Temple of Shreveport. As my mentor, I admire his tenacity of building people, communities, and cities to Advance God’s Kingdom Agenda. He is truly a Man of Action.

We are all about empowerment, What does EMPOWERMENT mean to you?

I believe empowerment awakens areas in your life that may be lying dormant. The bible says in Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge.” Empowerment gives knowledge to enhance one’s life for the greater good both personally and professionally.

 Time for the Faves!

Artist?  Tye Tribbit; Tasha Cobbs, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Brandy, Bishop Paul S. Morton

Food? Love Pizza, Chicken Pasta, and Soul Food

Movie?  Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls,

New Movie Favs: Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of the Ultron

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