Felicia Gibson Jaycox
Founder and Executive Director
Raised in Tampa, Florida, Felicia Gibson Jaycox, Founder and CEO of The Power of You Teens, has always been passionate about educating and empowering young women. As the daughter of a high school teacher and pastor, Felicia began volunteering at an early age to help make a difference in people’s lives.
After graduating high school, Felicia worked as a Care Counselor at a Teen Crisis Center where she helped teens who were having difficulties. It was at the Center that Felicia realized she was passionate about inspiring teens to reach their greatest potential.
While earning her degree at the University of South Florida, Mrs. Gibson Jaycox became an on-air personality and model for the Home Shopping Network (HSN). While at HSN, Felicia created and was the CEO of The Glamour Girls Club, an organization aimed at helping young women between the ages of 5 and 25 gain self-esteem and self-confidence. Through the use of self-empowerment workshop programs, Felicia taught over 2,000 young women public speaking skills, self-improvement techniques and leadership qualities.
Felicia gained extensive experience in the fields of television production and event planning when she came to New York in 2000 to further her television career. She has helped produce numerous events and television programs, including The Heritage Network’s shows “Showtime at the Apollo” and “Livin’ Large.” Felicia was also a Segment Producer for the nationally syndicated television show “Weekend Vibe.”
Utilizing the skills she has learned throughout her distinguished career, Mrs. Gibson Jaycox established The Power of You Teens to help inspire teen girls to dream big and to empower them with the tools to become tomorrow’s agents of change. Her vision is to create an army of young women who are leaders – confident and strong enough to shine in the face of adversity and self-sufficient to make meaningful contributions to their community and to the world.
Ashley McFarlin Buie
Ashley M. Buie is a producer, author, founder of Bird’s Eye Entertainment, Inc., and co-director of The Power Of You Teens. From Atlanta, Georgia, Buie catapulted her career from Production Assistant at CNN to recently Executive Producer for Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of Potomac, The First Family of Hip Hop, and Southern Charm New Orleans.
Over her 15-year span in the entertainment field, Buie has worked in multiple areas including stage management, event planning, talent management, radio production, writing, show development, consulting and television production working with some of today’s top networks including: Bravo TV, Discovery, OWN, Oxygen, CNN, MTV, CMT, The Travel Channel, and VH1.
Since founding Bird’s Eye Entertainment, Inc., a full-service production company and talent management firm based in New York, in 2006, Buie developed BET’s Flip the Script managed talents including MTV’s Alesha Renee and celebrity hairstylist Noël of Noël NY Boutique & Salon.
Buie also published a book of daily devotionals, The Truth: Wrapped In Love.
Buie attended Howard University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned a B.A. in Television Production.
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