About Venus Alexandria
Reverend Venus Alexandria Ferguson is an
author, girls empowerment coach and activist, award-winning philanthropist and woman of God,
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Winston-Salem State University. She received her Master's in Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary.
As the founder of Keep Rising! Empowerment Summit for Girls, a one-day empowerment summit for girls 11-18 being a positive role model is a priority. At the summit, girls attend dynamic workshops that teach them about mental health, self-esteem, financial literacy and goal-setting among other topics. Since the creation of Keep Rising! in 2015, Alexandria has inspired hundreds of girls to live their best lives.
As an author of her first book, The Power Within Me: A Keep Rising Girls’ Guide to Loving Herself, Alexandria encourages girls to connect with their inner feelings as well as provide them with strategies on how to increase their self-esteem.
For more than 15 years, Alexandria has worked in the communications field.
As a speaker, Alexandria has served on several panels and delivered keynote addresses for many corporations, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations and churches including but not limited to: Winston-Salem State University, Wake Forest University, University for North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, IBM, Northeast Medical Center, Virginia Union University, Black MBA’s Raleigh-Durham Chapter, National Association of Black Engineers and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Youth Conference. She has appeared as a motivational speaker at Motivational Mondays with Les Brown and Anita Hicks.
She is the co-founder of the Alex and Alston Dreamers Scholarship Fund where one deserving high school senior is awarded a $500 college scholarship. Alexandria is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.