Dr. Yolanda Jerry is a retired Air Force veteran, speaker, author, life coach, and entrepreneur. She impacts many around the world with her passionate, bold and fierce approach to living life. Individuals and organizations have been impacted by her powerful, relevant and relatable messages as she advocates for truth, healing, resiliency and empowering growth. She coaches, inspires and empowers victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and youth bullying. She shares her story as a sexual assault and domestic violence survivor and what it takes to no longer be a victim but a Victor! Dr. Jerry empowers her audience to embrace their past and grow to their next level, personally and professionally. Men and women who have been positively impacted by Dr. Jerry’s content are more empowered to create the best version of themselves and become intentional in their life’s purpose and execution of their goals.
Dr. Yolanda Jerry is the Founder/CEO of YJ Empowerment Solutions, LLC. She is the Business Manager for iRunMS Entertainment, LLC and also a Research Specialist with the University of Virginia. She’s a contributing author in the collaborative book by Overcomers of Domestic Violence titled “When a Woman’s FedUp,”the book titled “What is a Courageous Woman?”,“TheMizCEOBook”for female entrepreneurs by female entrepreneurs and “Letters to Our Daughters,” an empowering book for young girls. She’s been featured in several publications, including the Huffington Post, Sheen Magazine, and on the cover of Glambitious Magazine, Courageous Woman Magazine and MizCEO Entrepreneurial Magazine. Dr. Jerry has been a speaker for Air Force and Navy military installations, Alpha Gamma Xi Military Sorority, Inc., Girls Scouts of America, for various non-profits organizations, other businesses, various high schools, churches and youth groups.
Dr. Yolanda Jerry was awarded many major awards and accolades during her 20 years in the Air Force. She served as a Certified Sexual Assault Victim Advocate for nine years when she was active duty. She also earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree, Logistics in 2008 and Associate of Applied Science Degree, Education and Training in 2012 at the Community College of the Air Force. In April 2018 she was certified as a Life Coach. Furthermore, she received her Honorary Doctorate and also a Humanitarian Service Award in June 2018 from Trinity International University of Ambassadors. She is the recipient of the 2018 MizCEO Authorpreneur of the Year Award and the 2019 Mississippi Gulf Coast Black Owned Businesses Rising Star Award.
Dr. Jerry is a member of W.I.S.H. (Women Inspiring Sisters Hearts) and also a soror of Alpha Gamma Xi Military Sorority, Inc. She is also a board member for the Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence, Inc. She resides on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her family.