Tina L. TayloR, Founder & ChairPerson
Tina L. Taylor is Founder and Chairman of Heritage Leadership Academy, Inc., an organization dedicated to growing the next generation of women leaders to greater economic and equity. Taylor is leading HLA towards establishing the first international Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) boarding school for girls in Africa. Passionate about the empowerment of women, Taylor is expanding the educational opportunities of young girls, ages 15 – 18, by increasing their engagement with STEM subjects in academically intensive, yet supportive formal and informal environments. Taylor believes this type of access and exposure will prepare young women to challenge the status quo and equip them the capability and confidence to compete on a global scale.
Prior to starting HLA, Taylor worked at General Electric (GE) for almost 20 years. During her tenure, she held several global leadership roles and was in the top less than one percent leaders in the company. She also served as the Executive Sponsor of Education of the first 10th grade STEM school located at a business headquarters. Taylor holds a Global Executive MBA from HEC Business School of Management, NYU Stern Business School and London School of Economics; a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and a Certificate of Engineering from Oxford University.