Bold. Passionate. Dedicated. Samantha Vance, migrated from a first-generation college graduate to a social entrepreneur, business owner, author, and Commissioner on the Status of Women and Girls for the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. She’s served in legislative, nonprofit, and association fields for over a decade, raising close to $400k for nonprofits, and building strong relationships with government leaders, corporations, and communities. She launched her businesses while working full-time, exuding perseverance and resilience. Her business acumen can be visible through her work in operations management, executive consulting, and additionally small business and nonprofit development.


A believer in doing what you love, and achieving your highest dreams, Samantha’s passion is found in mentoring: developing young women into future leaders, and helping women achieve their dreams.

As the Founder and Executive Director of Ladies Learning to Lead (L3), an organization that prepares young ladies in middle and high school for college, careers, and life, Ms. Sam as the youth call her, provides mentorship, professional development training, and life plans for young ladies.


Known as Sam to her friends, she believes in spreading LOVE, light, and positivity everywhere she goes, and standing on the principles of GOD in everything she does.  

Samantha was selected as one of Tallahassee’s top professional African American’s of the year for 2019 to be featured in the African American History Calendar created by Tallahassee Community College. Samantha is the Board Fundraising Chair for Tallahassee Healing Prayer Ministries and functions as a board member for AMI Kids Tallahassee, and Whole Child Leon. Samantha is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, minor in Public Administration and holds a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Management from the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. She is also a certified Sexual Risk Avoidance trainer with the National Abstinence Education Association.