Tami Sawyer is a leader in the realms of social justice and entrepreneurship. A native Memphian and alumna of St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Tami spent ten years in Washington DC, studying at Howard University School of Law, exploring various entrepreneurial endeavors and working as a human capital analyst with a focus on diversity for the United States Navy. Upon her return to Memphis in 2013, Tami began to organize get out the vote initiatives and became recognized as a leader in the local Black Lives Matter movement. Tami’s leadership has been acknowledged as a featured speaker at Minister Louis Farrakhan’s Justice or Else Memphis Rally and a recipient of the Team USA Women’s Boxing Elite 11 award. Tami is currently the Director, Diversity & Cultural Competence with Teach For America Memphis. She is also the founder of Power Box, a digital black business directory designed to route the 1.7 trillion dollar African American buying power into black communities. Tami serves on the board of Planned Parenthood, Greater Memphis Region and the Hattiloo Young Professionals Experience Committee. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated.