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The Power Grid! Kenya Dunn

“When I left corporate America, I left because I got a divine order to leave. What I know now is

that I was supposed to build the Power Tribe and create a space and community that was

created by women of color, with women of color in mind.” -Kenya Dunn


 

Kenya Dunn has improved the inner workings of companies for decades. Dunn is a

successful businesswoman with more than twenty years of experience in corporate America,

serving on senior leadership teams for superior companies such as T-Mobile. As the Chief

Operating Officer (COO) of Lifetagger, a tech company that enables proximity-based content

delivery, Dunn uses her Senior Executive background to take the company to the next level.

“I’ve been with the organization for three years in an official leadership capacity. But I’ve been

on the journey with the [founders] for about five years. It’s amazing to see the evolution of the

product go through different iterations,” said Dunn. “Lifetagger was established by two Black

male founders who are first cousins. These two are the most brilliant Black men that I have had the privilege to work with.”


Dunn is committed to bringing her prowess to grow Lifetagger into one of the top tech

companies nationwide. Along with building a successful tech company, she is masterfully

balancing her time and efforts to serve her community with her business, The Power Tribe

Community.


A flourishing entrepreneur and Executive Coach, Dunn provides relevant conversations,

leadership training, and activities to help women achieve their goals, build productive

relationships, leverage their strengths, and develop their professional identities.



[The Power Tribe Community] is an extension of my brand. It’s a community that I created that was based on my own experience and the experience of women like me. I am referring to women of color who have decided to step up to the plate and be a leader,” said Dunn, who spoke about the creation of her company and the importance of women having a supportive

community filled with other leaders who are women. “Leadership doesn’t mean you are working in corporate America. You can be a leader of a non-profit, you can be a community activist and be a leader. Leadership is about influence and impact.”


Based in Charleston, South Carolina, with alternative options to join online, The Power Tribe

Community is a fee-based community where women can join based on their chosen

membership level. After joining the community, the women gain the opportunity to nurture the

seven power skills that every woman of color must possess in order to be a leader of

consequence.


Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Dunn moved to Charleston, South Carolina, when her former corporate company, T-Mobile, acquired SunCom Wireless in 2007. Since then, she has

become a true community leader in the Charleston Tri-County area, also referred to as the

Lowcountry, which includes Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties.

“Coming to [Charleston] back in 2007, I had to go on the journey of building trust. First,

understanding the nuances of this community, and two, building healthy relationships with

various stakeholders. I have invested almost two decades in building up communities across the Tri-County, not just the African-American community. I am typically met with open arms when I start to rear my head and drive some change. I get some pushback, but I’ve never been one to let a little pushback stop me.”


When Dunn decided to leave corporate America, she started to work with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. The Senior Executives at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce trusted Dunn’s ability to lead and drive change within the business community and decided to contract her as a consultant.


In her consultant role, Dunn assisted them in developing a strategy to implement diversity,

equity, and inclusion efforts in the business community of the Tri-County area. Since then, she’s been catapulted into a high visibility space that shines the spotlight on her efforts to help business leaders of all ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds who are residents in the

Tri-County area.


Many have witnessed firsthand Dunn’s faithfulness in revitalizing the community in Charleston

and the surrounding areas. For example, North Charleston native and owner of the Okeeba

Jubalo Fine Art Gallery, Okeeba Jubalo hosted Lifetagger’s Black History Month event to honor Black entrepreneurs and allow them a space to tell their entrepreneurial stories.


 

Images by NobleSol Art Group


 

[Lifetagger] had a Black history tour that culminated in Charleston. We wanted to hold it in a

place that was centered on Black entrepreneurship. We also wanted to hold it in a space where our stories could come alive,” said Dunn. “We had entrepreneurs join our panel to tell their stories. So we really needed the environment and aesthetics, and everything about Okeeba’s gallery represented who we are at Lifetagger.”


“I recognize Sister Dunn’s spirit, and it is important for me to support her efforts however I can,” said Jubalo. “To build a community, it takes a collective effort and the willingness to meet each other where we are without so many hooks and catches. I want to help spread her message and tell her story.”


Dunn continues to stay focused and motivated on her goal to serve women of color as leaders. She is operating in pure excellence, and it’s evident that everyone she encounters moves toward the same position. Even in challenging times as an entrepreneur, she is intentional about her purposeful calling to uplift, provide resources, and create a safe space for women who are leaders and choose to join The Power Tribe Community."


2022 Power-Filled Conference

“What’s important to me is that when people see me, read about me, hear about me, what they don’t see is perfection, but what they do see is excellence. Excellence and being really clear about what I am here to do in this assignment. I don’t know what my next assignment will be, I just know what I have been handed right now,” said Dunn. “While ensuring the authenticity of who I am as a people-centered, people-first, results-focused leader in whatever I do is present. In 15 to 30 years from now, when a little girl picks up the Charleston Compass Magazine and they read this story about me, what I never want her to see is that she has to be perfect. But I do want her to know that she must move in excellence.”

 



 


 


 


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