MEET ROSIE PARKE (YAA GYASI)
In the world of work, they say attitude determines your altitude and if this is true then Rosie Parke may as well have coined the saying herself. She is known on the entertainment and promotions circuit as @MsPeppy2U and 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. After working in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, Ms. Parke received an executive certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University in June 2016. Ms. Parke is also the founder and creative director of Peppy Entertainment & Promotions, LLC; the creator, producer and host of PEP Talk TV; 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 a humanitarian at heart and she is passionate about giving back to those who are less fortunate. After he first visit to Ghana in 2011, she decided to officially launch The Give Black Foundation even though she has been giving back to the less fortunate since she was 10 years old. Her signature events — her Annual Women’s History Month event and Birthday Fundraiser, have been the main source of raising funds which are used to support the education and support of children around the world. She was quoted recently as saying, “At this stage in my life, I am most passionate about giving back to Blacks, without apology. Please join me on this mission.”