Bold. Passionate. Dedicated. Samantha Vance, migrated from a first-generation college graduate to a social entrepreneur, business owner, author, and motivational speaker. For over a decade, she has served in legislative, nonprofit, and association fields, raising close to $1M for nonprofits, managing budgets of up to $4.8M and building strong relationships with government leaders, corporations, and communities. Samantha 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, standing on the principles of GOD in everything she does.
Samantha was appointed by Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis to serve on the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group. Samantha was selected as one of Tallahassee’s top professional African American’s of the year for 2019 to be featured in the Tallahassee African American History Calendar created by Tallahassee Community College. Named as one of Tallahassee Top 20 professionals Under 40, Samantha accepted the Authentic Community Engagement Award with Tallahassee's Network of Young Professionals.
Samantha serves as the Board Chair for AMIkids Tallahassee, and Fundraising Chair for Tallahassee Healing Prayer Ministries. 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. Samantha is in the process of completing a certification to become a Youth Leadership Mentoring Coach through the Youth Coaching Institute.