LaTonya J Pegues

CEO
BOAZ Enterprises

As founder and CEO of BOAZ Enterprises, LaTonya J. Pegues brings a wealth of experience and non-traditional solutions to BOAZ Enterprises clientele. After working in the aerospace and telecommunications industries and NASA in a variety of positions including; satellite and missions engineer, low temperature physics researcher, and communications and PR expert, she started her communications, professional and organizational, development and marketing firm in the year 2000. Under her leadership, BOAZ Enterprises, headquartered in Austin, TX, has provided client services on six of the seven Continents - except Antarctica. LaTonya has received numerous accolades on her out-of the- box training style, and has been credited with helping organizations take a turn in the right direction on challenging issues.

LaTonya has provided training at the government, corporate, non-profit, and university levels. Her webinar for the US Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency on International Etiquette and Cultural Sensitivity training has been received with rave reviews. Other topics include: How to overcome implicit bias, What difference does my image make? and, I value me.

LaTonya is a proud graduate of Howard University, based in Washington, D.C, where she studied physics and mathematics. She is an alumna of; Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business Executive Education in association with Google, and received their Digital Excellence Program Certificate, the inaugural class of the Accelerate with Google Academy, Leadership Austin, the UCLA Anderson School of Management's Riordan Fellows Program, and has participated in and provided countless trainings on diversity and inclusion. She is a recipient of the Austin branch of the NAACP Community Service Award, and is passionate about creating opportunities in STEM for underserved students. LaTonya enjoys international travel, water sports, karaoke, and listening to live music.

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