Bonnie, a.k.a. "America's Connection Diva", is a multi-dimensional businesswomen/entrepreneur with a background in education, franchise development, publishing, mentorship, network marketing, and community development. She combines vision with a unique set of skills. Formerly the Associate Publisher of The Gazette Newspaper/Atlanta, she focuses her energies on supporting women. Bonnie is a graduate of George Washington University, & earned a Certification in Network Marketing at the University of Illinois. Several of her articles on owning one's own business and entrepreneurship have appeared in publications including: Wealth Building, Home Business Magazine, Business to Business and Entrepreneur's Business Start-Ups.
In 2002 Bonnie received The Athena Award ~ an honor designed to acknowledge women of leadership in cities throughout the United States.
In September, 2005 she was honored by the Women's Leadership Exchange, a New York based organization, as an Influential Woman of Georgia and currently serves on their Atlanta Advisory Board. Bonnie is a featured speaker with the Direct Selling Women's Alliance.
Bonnie was honored by The International Toastmaster's Organization of Georgia with their annual Communication & Leadership Award in May, 2006. She's the author of "Walk In My Boots" ~ The Joy of Connecting, Y.O.U. Set A High Standard for Being Human and 42 Rules for Effective Connections.
Passionate about enriching the lives of business women, in August, 2002, Bonnie licensed an innovative customer acquisition/marketing program for women called The Joy of Connecting®. Over 3,000 women have experienced JOC in her home since launch. Currently, there are locations nationwide for professional women, entrepreneurs and business owners to share resources, establish and strengthen relationships and to grow their businesses by networking with one another. The Joy of Connecting® is looking to expand in additional cities throughout the country.