Saunjah S. Brantley (Formerly Powell-Pointer) is a socially conscious business leader passionate about building teams & driving results while making a difference for the greater good of humanity. Her 20+ year career spans across strategic sourcing, technical project management, program management, inclusion & diversity strategies, internal/ employee communications, global training and social impact initiatives.
A Chicago native, Saunjah moved to Seattle in 2014 to pursue a new business opportunity in the retail industry after residing in New Jersey for 14 years working in the pharmaceutical industry. She brought her passion for making a difference with and through others along with her and is making impact in the local Seattle community.
Saunjah is a graduate of the People’s Academy for Community Engagement (PACE) Program (Dept. of Seattle Neighborhoods). She is also an active member of the Seattle Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated where she has served President of their Dynamic Urban Opportunities Foundation (2016-2018), which raises funds for college scholarships and community engagement programs, Connection (Civic Engagement) Committee Chair, and the Civic and Community Engagement Co-chair for their ASCEND youth development program. She also serves as Chair of the Seattle Advisory Board for JUMA ventures, a social enterprise that enables socioeconomic development for local opportunity youth.
With BlackPast.org, she will work with the board to develop an awareness building campaign which will include strategic partnerships, social media and other creative means of communication.
Saunjah holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rutgers University.