Dr. Velma Trayham
CEO, ThinkZILLA Consulting Group
Founder, Millionaire Mastermind Academy, INC
Dr. Velma Trayham is an award-winning Entrepreneur, sought-after speaker and economic empowerment specialist who believes that inclusive, equitable businesses and communities are what create opportunity and drive prosperity. Through ThinkZILLA Consulting Group Dr. Trayham builds, manages, and helps bring greater awareness to programs and initiatives that are vital to supporting underserved and underrepresented communities around the U.S.
Having been born into poverty, Dr. Trayham understands the realities associated with growing up poor. That’s why she has devoted her life to helping other women achieve success. Her best -selling book titled When God Says Go represents her philosophy on life and her commitment to being of service to others.
To date, Dr. Trayham has mentored more than 5,000 minority women business owners in the past three years. She has also developed programs for notable fortune 500 organizations and enterprises such as University of Phoenix, T.D. Jakes Enterprises, Fiji Water, Country Financial, Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company, Blaylock Van, LLC amongst others and was recently featured in Forbes November 2020 issue as a top business consultant.
Velma’s desire to inspire other women, especially those from her community, comes from her own story of success. She was born in extreme poverty in Houston, Texas. She overcame the odds by altering her different mindset and leaving her hometown to follow the voice of God.
Velma realized the need to help other people overcome the same barriers that once stood in her way – as an African American and as a woman.
Since 2017, Velma’s non-profit economic empowerment program, Millionaire Mastermind Academy, has mentored more than 5,000 brave and bold female entrepreneurs to become successful in their industries. The academy has sparked, and spearheaded events and courses designed to alleviate the plight of women, and to provide a roadmap to use entrepreneurial success as their way out of poverty. Velma is passionate about igniting hope and inspiring millions of women worldwide to be involved in entrepreneurship.
Velma’s personal and professional achievements have not gone unnoticed, and through the years she has been awarded: