Meet the Founder

Shante Duncan is a transformational personality and dynamic speaker. She is a passionate social justice advocate who has written articles and/ or edited for several local newspapers, and magazines. She is a free lance journalist/activist (B.A. in Communication from UMSL) and successful grant writer. To date she has played a major role in the procurement of more than 1 million dollars for several local non- profit agencies.

She is founder/chief executive of S.H.E.R.A.H. (Sisters Helping Each Other Reach A Higher Height), a community women’s organization created to empower women to assist in the rebuilding of our communities.

She speaks on a variety of topics including:


-Community Organizing

-Balancing Family and Career

-Natural Family Living

-Personal Empowerment  

Shante believes that mother is her first and most important role as a human being and that mama’ is synonymous with teacher, spirit guide and leader. She challenges the notion that men are the natural leaders of tribes, families and households, reminds us to re-examine the role of women in antiquity and advocates for a new and balanced power sharing model especially in our post slavery/ modern circumstances.

She is currently working on a memoir that shares her insights and revelations concerning “growing up in the “Hood”, her journey “Home to Africa” and her aspirations, thoughts and intentions as a mother and wife.

Shante lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband and children.

To book Shante Duncan for your next event, please contact [email protected]