About Us

Mission

Beautiful I Am’s mission is to empower and inspire women of all ages to achieve their dreams, overcome life’s challenges, and grow professionally through structured programming.

Vision

Beautiful I Am envisions a world in which women and girls are confident in their natural beauty and their ability to achieve academic, personal, and professional success.

Goals

  • To inspire women and girls to create their own definition of beauty.

  • To encourage women to expand their understanding of what is possible to achieve.

  • To partner with local businesses, community organizations, and community leaders to promote academic excellence and personal growth in young women through activities such as internships and personal and professional mentoring.

  • To offer programming in 2-3 states within the next 5 years.

TAMIKA WILLIAMS

Founder/Executive Director

 

“BEAUTIFUL I AM” was developed by Ms. Williams as a response to the exposure of negative images and environments impacting the futures of our young girls and women. The metropolitan area of Maryland and Washington, DC is full of self-conscience girls and women, who are searching for love, acceptance, and are going to extreme measure to achieve it. At a young age, Ms. Williams became aware of this sobering reality and she knew that she had to take immediate and effective action to help.

 

Ms. Williams understands what many women endure when facing a society’s definition of beauty and success. For years, she struggled with low self-esteem, negative body image, and adversities. Instead of succumbing to these obstacles in her life, she used it as her driving force to overcome them and achieve her goal. With an abundance of support, encouragement and guidance, Ms. Williams was able to break the bondage of low self-esteem, and help other women in the process. She was able to turn her life experience into an initiative to see other women and girls to overcome and achieve success in their life. It’s this passion that drives her to continue to advocate, work hard and lend a helping hand to girls and women in need all around.  

 

Our Visionary 

Tamika Williams, Founder and President of Beautiful I Am Organization, is a firm believer that “We can see the impossible become the possible with hard work, support, and endurance”. It is with this thought in mind that she has become an advocate for the educational, health and welfare of girls and women worldwide.

Board Members 

Meet The Team

Tamika Williams

Founder & Executive Director

Tamika Williams, Founder and President of Beautiful I Am Organization, is a firm believer that “We can see the impossible become possible with hard work, support, and endurance”. It is with this thought in mind that she has become an advocate for the educational growth, health, and welfare of girls and women worldwide.

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Kendra Joseph 

Vice President 

Experienced Supervisor with a demonstrated history of working in the food & beverages industry. Skilled in Microsoft Word, Sales, Management, Adobe Photoshop, and Leadership. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Business/Managerial Economics from University of Maryland Baltimore County. 

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Dagayla Burks 

 Director of Finances

Ms. Burks has over 15 years of federal contract experience. She currently serves as the budget lead for a program within the Department of Health and Human Services and has expertise in project management and communications.ty. 

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Laurice Tisdell

Director of Programming 

Laurice oversees our programming department, where she plans and organizes programs and activities for women of all ages to achieve their dream and overcome life’s challenges. She attends community events in an effort to build and maintain positive relationships. Laurice also assists with recruiting and promoting events and programs. In addition to her board service, Laurice serves on the Planning Committee.

 A native of Philadelphia, Laurice’s diverse career has spanned from Human Resources to working as a Federal Hearing Officer and a Federal Mediator with the Federal Government. For fun, she volunteers to support her community and planning her next adventure with her family.

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Catherine Lee

Director of Events and Fundraising

With 20+ years, be it at her child's school on the PTSA Executive board trying to raise funds, or at my community Boys and Girls club as a cheer parent helping with activities, or at my church as the ministry leader for our Youth/Teen ministry. I have been committed to working with the youth and teens in my community. That is why I am so passionate about the vision of the Beautiful I Am (BIA).

Doing it all while working in various positions within the federal government for 30 years in the field of Finance and Procurement. The areas I have worked on include coordinating training, planning events and ensuring excellent customer service by me or anyone that worked for me.
 

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VACANT 

Director of Business Operations 

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VACANT 

Director of Partnership and Community Engagement