I help others live an abundant life through entrepreneurship and spiritual growth

I have been blessed to have an inner awakening that led me to take my first step of faith into entrepreneurship which has opened up a path beyond my wildest dreams. My personal mission in life is to be a vessel of light, positivity, and unconditional love to every person I encounter so that they may heal, be free, and become who they were created to be. Here's one of my favorite quotes:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

From Problem Solver To Pioneer

The journey continues

Candace is a computer scientist and visionary entrepreneur transforming the hair care industry through science & technology. She serves as Founder/CEO of MYAVANA, an innovative hair care technology company that uses artificial intelligence to recommend the perfect products for your hair, and Founder/CEO of CVM Worldwide, a consulting firm that transforms businesses to drive revenue growth and long-term sustainability.

Candace has been recognized for her work on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, WWD’s Top 50 Beauty Innovators, BET Honors STEM Award, Sephora Accelerate Fellow, and featured nationally on CNN’s Small Business Success segment, Marie Claire Magazine’s Next Big Thing in Beauty, ESSENCE Festival, Inc. Magazine, Black Enterprise, Business Insider, and more.

She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011 with a degree in Computer Science, where she was initiated into the ANAK Society, the highest honor at Georgia Tech, and recently named on their inaugural Top 40 Alumni list.

She currently serves as Program Manager for Ascend Atlanta, a technology startup and small business support ecosystem for minority-led companies; Partnerships Lead for Ascend National, providing access to markets through corporate partners and managing the alumni community; and Business Strategist for Catapult Global, a non-profit that sparks leadership, entrepreneurship, marriage & family enrichment, and health & wellness in developing nations and underserved communities. She shares her knowledge and insight with other entrepreneurs as an author of The Shift, her first book that helps entrepreneurs gain the spiritual transformation needed to endure and excel on the entrepreneurial journey.


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My Journey

As a computer scientist and visionary entrepreneur, I have an eye for innovation and aim to transform the world through the power of technology. I've accomplished a lot but in many ways feel that I'm just getting started.
2006 - 2011

Georgia Tech

Received my B.S. in Computer Science, specializing in Media & People, while being a leader on campus for the African-American Student Union and ANAK Society.
2011 - 2012

PepsiCo, Inc.

Worked my first corporate job in IT as a Data Analyst & Project Manager for PepsiCo, Inc., an organization I chose after being inspired by its then minority woman chairperson and CEO Indra Nooyi.
2012 - Present

Techturized, Inc.

Started my first tech company to transform the hair industry through science & technology, releasing consumer brand MYAVANA, a web & mobile personalized hair care platform catered to women of color.
2017 - Present

The Shift

After 3 1/2 years of burnout from entrepreneurship, I took a sabbatical and started a spiritual journey where God shifted every area of my life so that I could move forward in a better way withou forsaking my dreams. I detailed my experiences in my first book, The Shift, which is now my ministry to transform lives & transform the culture for God's glory.
2018 - Present

CVM Worldwide

I took my many years of business expertise and started a consulting firm to help entrepreneurs execute with the right strategy and subject matter experts. We now offer business development, technology development, program development, economic development, and leadership development.
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