EnrichHER Edition: Cool Moms Dance Too with Quyionah Wingfield
Quyionah Wingfield is the CEO of Cool Moms Dance Too LLC, the innovative mommy and me dance fitness program for cool moms and their children. She is a mother, creative entrepreneur, intellectual property educator, writer, and a family health and wellness advocate who studies psychology at Georgia State University. Her love for and background in dance started very early on and grew at the age of 12 when she entered Star Quest National Dance Competition in Albany NY. With no formal training and one night of rehearsal, she placed 3rd in her category. Quyionah began training in dance while attending the Whitney Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts after moving back to NJ with her family. During this time, she was invited to perform at special events for the City of Newark and other private organizations. Quyionah’s professional experience includes working as the Assistant to the Communication Information Officer for DeKalb County Police Department; a promotions administrator contracting work with recording companies such as Interscope, Geffen, A&M, 1720 Entertainment, Universal and more. She became involved with civic issues using her platform as an on-air radio personality on the DCP Media Network in 2008 where her focus was self-development and business. In 2013, while conducting research for a concert app she created a successful concert meetup named “Atlanta Music Lovers and Concert-Goers” to innovate the concert experience for attendees and fans. Quyionah co-founded Cool Moms Dance Too (CMDToo) with her two daughters Jaira Jazzelle and Serenity Marie, created after the loss of their father. The loss devastated the family and dancing together became a form of therapy to cope with the difficulty and grief of losing a parent and partner. Cools Mom’s Dance Too is a mommy and me dance fitness program which encourages health and well-being physically and emotionally. CMDToo’s corporate responsibility promotes family fiscal health through kidprenuership and family business building. Currently, Quyionah is a standing member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and the Center for Innovation which enables her to develop creative ideas and produce change for families worldwide. Through her intellectual property courses and workshops Quyionah has created a family-based book publishing and entrepreneurship workshop name Read, Write and Live Your Life created to encourage literacy, entrepreneurship and publishing for the whole family. Although she has accomplished much, when asked she believes there is so much more to be done.