Sally K. Carter is the Founder and Executive Director of Tap In Leadership Academy. The academy focuses on after‐school and summer enrichment programming. She has always been an entrepreneur; however, her focus is social entrepreneurship. She recently earned a Masters in Business Administration from Kaplan University. She is a licensed cosmetology and successfully owned a hair salon for many years. She continues to operate a skin care line, Mahogany Essentials, with her daughter. Her Bachelors degree is in Mass Communications from Illinois State University. She has been a professional public speaker for over 15 years. Her husband, James, is a Police Officer. They have been married for over 11 years and have two daughters and one son. Her community involvement include: YWCA Board; Fundacion Progreso Board; Keynote, Television Host, Your Best Life Today; Radio Co‐Host, WBCP; Motivational Speaker, Speaker, Children’s Court Centennial Commemoration, Chicago; Member, Juvenile Court Centennial Initiative: A National Advisory Council; Co‐facilitator and panelist, 27th National Conference on Juvenile Justice, Tampa; Member, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Sally was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication.

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