In the world of work, they say attitude determines your altitude and if this is true then Yaa Gyasi Peppy Parke may as well have coined the saying herself. As her nickname suggests – Peppy, as she is known on the entertainment and promotions circuit — has the positive attitude and incredible energy to connect people and foster community building wherever she goes. She is passionate, energetic, and perseverant and is the epitome of PEP.
A native of Jamaica, Ms. Parke has been living in the DC area since January 2003 and holds a Masters degree in Management with specialization in Public Relations and an Undergraduate degree in Business and Professional Management. She is the founder and creative director of Peppy Entertainment & Promotions, LLC; the creator, producer and host of PEP Talk TV; the cultural communications ambassador of the Universal Negro Improvement Association – African Communities League (UNIA-ACL); a board member of the Ayensudo Akoma International Academy in Ghana; a community advocate; and so much more.
Her areas of expertise include planning, administering, and managing workshops, conferences and events domestically and internationally. She serves as liaison with external partners to conduct research on emerging industry and technological trends, prepares a wide range of materials and develops complex documents such as communications programs and electronic documents for Web sites and other publications. Ms. Parke is a seasoned Public Relations Professional and serves as Media Liaison for various projects. She has done extensive work with community based organizations and has an acute awareness of social and cultural dynamics within various countries and communities. Ms. Parke is passionate about giving back to those who are less fortunate and recently launched I Give bLack as another way to encourage others to also so give back to those less fortunate in Caribbean and African countries. She was quoted as recently saying, “At this stage in my life, I am most passionate about giving back to Blacks, without apology. Please join me on this mission.”
To contact Yaa Gyasi Peppy Parke, firstname.lastname@example.org