Hello SOTGC community,
It is a great honor to present our newest SOTGC contributor to the family. Inspirational and passionate, Tamara L. McMillan is the Chief Empowerment Officer at McMillan Empowerment Enterprise, which she affectionately calls MEE, a company energized by Creating and Supporting Platforms of Empowerment. Tamara is a Speaker, Educator and Coach, and her company holds annual conferences, facilitates empowerment workshops, teaches leadership classes, and has intimate and progressive conversations via its signature program: Cupcakes and Conversation. Last year MEE was afforded the unique opportunity to collaborate with the Burchfield Penney Art Center to hold three Cupcakes and Conversation events that received rave reviews. The last event titled: “How Mass Incarceration Imprisons our Communities” was standing room only! These rare events allowed our community to discuss our humanness and struggles using art as the tapestry.
Tamara is also the Associate Director of Leadership and an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Buffalo State. In her role she’s a mentor, coordinates the NIA Mentor Program, an enrichment program geared toward assisting minority students make a successful transition into the collegiate environment and advises student organizations. Tamara was instrumental in getting Buffalo State’s first student chapter of the NAACP on campus.
Known for her presence, Tamara was one of ten speakers for the inaugural TEDxBuffaloWomen conference held in downtown Buffalo in December 2012. After her captivating performance, she was invited by the committee to not only be a committee member, but was also asked to serve as Emcee for the 2nd annual TEDxBuffaloWomen held in December 2013. She also served as Emcee for the 6th Biennial Networking in Higher Education: Building Bridges for a Better Tomorrow Conference, where Dr. Pedro A. Noguera of New York University was keynote.