Today we’d like to introduce you to Melissa Chambers.
Melissa Chambers is the first reigning African-American, United States of America Ms. Georgia. Melissa hails from the Queen City of Cincinnati, Oh and has been residing in Atlanta, Ga since 2002. Melissa attended Clark Atlanta University but then transferred to The Ohio State University where she received both academic and athletic scholarships. She is an alumnus of The Ohio State University where she earned her BA in Communications with a minor in Marketing and Theater.
Melissa possesses over 15+ years of experience in radio and film. She has been a producer and on-air personality with companies such as Blue-Chip Broadcasting and Clear Channel. But Melissa is no stranger to breaking glass ceilings as she has instructed at the college level at the Ohio Center of Broadcasting as the first minority female instructor where she has trained some of the radio’s top current personalities as well as the first minority female producer at Clear Channel in Cincinnati.
Melissa has also produced and held principle and supporting roles in several major and independent films. Melissa has a heart for giving back which she has done through mentoring to young girls and providing resources to the homeless and using her various titles, network, and platforms to create social change. Melissa has trailblazed Postponed Sexual Involvement programs successfully in both Cincinnati and Atlanta Public Schools.
Through her community faith-based initiative Royally Yours which is set to launch this year she is committed to bringing awareness and change through providing empowering support & tools for young girls to gain a greater sense of self-worth, self-love, God’s affirmed love, developing creative talents, encouraging academic excellence, financial education, a passion for giving back & personal growth.
Has it been a smooth road?
It’s been far from a smooth road. In college, unfortunately, I faced same-race discrimination.
While working in radio/TV/film, being in a male-driven profession at one time, I had to fight to be heard, to be taken seriously and not sexualized at times then my next battle was to get the same respect and pay as my white male counterparts then my white female counterparts.
But all of those experiences equipped me with the knowledge, compassion, toughness, and perseverance needed to achieve my goals and dreams.
We’d love to hear more about what you do.
With being the reigning USOA MS. Georgia this platform has positioned me to create dynamic partnerships for my program Royally Yours.
The goal of Royally Yours is to provide girls with empowering support & tools to gain a greater sense of self-worth, self-love, God’s affirmed love, developing creative talents, encouraging academic excellence, a passion for giving back & personal growth.
To this end, we aim in promoting confident, enthusiastic, responsible young leaders through accountability, mentorship & sisterhood to prevent teen pregnancy, STDs and decrease the school dropout rate.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Atlanta is the perfect city to launch my program. Atlanta is actually the perfect city where people but especially African Americans can thrive as entrepreneurs and creators. There is so much opportunity for partnership and building.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @iammelissachambers