Guylaine Saint Juste

Guylaine Saint Juste

President & CEO


Clifton, VA USA

Own who you are, and refuse to be melted in anyone's pot.


My road in life has taken me all over.
Immigrated before 18, married the first time at 19, first child 21, second child 26, divorced 28, lost my mother 31
Took 7 years to earn my bachelor's degree
Promoted to first leadership role at 21, thanks to another strong Black woman who believed in my potential.
Went into a business and a space I knew very little about.
In 11 years was promoted 3 times
Married the love of my life
Both daughters graduate college
President & CEO


President & CEO

Inspire our team, so that together we impact our community and path and pave the world to a more just world.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

Every day is different. Being a CEO means that you are chief cheerleader for the mission, vision, and possibilities of the organization. You stand for its results and its impact.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Get engaged. Volunteer. Serve on local boards. Build a network.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:



The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You are intimidating, aggressive, demanding. Retail girl. Not polished enough. Who do you think you are?"

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant