Lavonya Jones is passionate about Innovation as a tool to create a more sustainable and prosperous world for all. As a third-generation HBCU graduate and a certified business coach, Lavonya has over fifteen years of leadership development experience training students, entrepreneurs, and innovative professionals within for-profit and non-profit sectors. Lavonya leads the charge for a more equitable energy landscape as the Director of the Just Energy Portfolio at Partnership for Southern Equity.
Tasked with mobilizing advocacy for energy equity and justice, her work navigates the intersectionality of climate justice, sustainable practices, and the fair distribution of energy benefits and burdens. She also currently serves as Founder of social justice media and venture studio, Consciously Funded, and an Entrepreneurship Instructor for Morehouse College where she serves students at Minority Serving Institutions around the country, creating pathways for them into entrepreneurship, technology, and venture capital.
Lavonya holds degrees in entrepreneurship and organizational leadership. She is an active board member of B Local Georgia and the Southeast Regional HBCU Center for Entrepreneurship, expanding her advocacy to uplift local communities and cultivate future leaders. Lavonya is on a life's mission to equip an army of socially conscious innovators.