honoring the tradition of B2F GIRLS! ™ and Tween Star Awards ™
Tonia Scott started is committed to empowering, inspiring, and encouraging others to connect with their life’s purpose. She has been successful in assisting others with business start-up, product launch and event management. She is the founder of The Tonia Scott Agency and started the company out of her passion to promote and provide business services to her clients, that would support them in launching or expanding their vision.
Tonia is a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and minor in Marketing. She and her husband, Marques C. Scott reside in Raleigh, North Carolina and are the proud parents of twins; Marques Ceno II and Madison Olivia.
Tonia believes that passion leads to purpose…where all things are fulfilled!
Being a military brat, Ms. Valerie Beal grew up with a special closeness to her family. It continues to be one of the most important things in her life. She values the openness she has for people of all cultures and backgrounds, thanks to moving with her family all over the U.S. and Europe.
Animal advocacy and rescue is of great importance to her. She has had the privilege of having been a Zoo Keeper's Aide at the Virginia Zoo working in the Africa exhibit. Her favorites were working with the rhinos and lions. She has several rescue animals at home from rats to dogs and values all forms of life.
Ms. Beal holds an Associate of Science degree (Cum Laude) and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa's honor society. Having also worked in the insurance industry for 15 years, Ms. Beal has a firm understanding of business and is following her dream to work with animals, and who knows where that will lead her! Ms. Beal's motto is "Follow your dreams, you never know what's possible!"
Shinica Thomas is a Partnership Developer who specializes in helping people turn their goal into tangible realities and expand their impact. Shinica Thomas has a gift for helping others overcome challenges by finding the tools and resources necessary to navigate their difficulty.
Constantly sought after for her innovative thinking and resourcefulness, Shinica has positively influenced many to move beyond their “sticking point” to achieve greater success on personal, academic and professional levels. Her unique approach to complex issues has allowed Shinica to work with a variety of people across the country. From young adults and entrepreneurs to elected officials; Shinica speaks to individuals and organizations on how to leverage their unique talents.
Mrs. Thomas has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Fayetteville State University and Master’s degree in Government from Regent University in Virginia. She has lived all over the world as a “military brat” and military wife, but she loves calling North Carolina home. Volunteering in the community and mentoring young people are two of her passions and she spends lots of time traveling with her husband of 20 years Raymond and their 2 sons Rahsaan & Khalid.