Stephanie McCloud is the founder of Take Flight Girls, Incorporated, a non-profit organization in Atlanta, GA, and St. Louis, MO. Their mission is to empower young ladies by exposing them to the industries of aviation, travel, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. For the past 13 years, she has been a member of the United States Air Force Reserve where she serves as an Aviation Resource Manager and the unit's community service coordinator. In addition, she works as a flight attendant for one of the largest U.S commercial airlines in the country. There she sits as a community engagement board for a resource group connecting employees and getting them involved with serving their community. She plays a big role in her community volunteering and mentoring youth. She was has been recognized and won many awards for the various volunteer work within the community. Stephanie owns a holding company that owns various businesses such as retail, publishing, tax services, and real estate. Stephanie is a published author and Co-Host of her very own podcast called “In Her Bag”.
Take Flight Girls Inc. was started in 2014 by Stephanie McCloud because she saw the need for exposure to the aviation industry within her region to youth. Later entering the industry herself she contributed her late entrance due to the lack of exposure. Take Flight Girls Inc.’s mission is to empower young women by, highlighting aviation career opportunities, making them aware of the importance of traveling, and encouraging entrepreneurship. We provide resources, mentorship, and scholarships by fundraising, hosting events and camps. Our organization stands behind the belief that life is the greatest school and the world in the classroom.
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As women of color, we carry it all, emotionally, spiritually, financially, and physically, nothing is off-limits as creators Latoya Elnora (@latoyaelnora) and StephTakesFlight (@stephtakesflight) rummage through their bags on this podcast; discussing all things that make you laugh, cry, roll your eyes, and ask the question WHY. In Her Bag is a cultural phrase we’ve coined to mean... getting to the money. On our show, we use the phrase as a metaphor for our everyday struggles.