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Shaqualya Sneed
New Member


How long have you been in Junior League?
I’ve been a member of JLGNF for about 6 months.

What does the League mean to you?
Since I’ve been working from home in a new city, I wanted to join an organization to make connections and building relationships within my community with like minded women. Therefore, my friends who are member of Junior League in my hometown recommended that I join Junior League in the Atlanta area.

Who is your female role model and why?
My current role model is my previous co-worker, I admire her strength, tenacity and resiliency as a  mother who faced her child’s abuser during a lengthy court trial.

What causes do you care about the most?
The American Heart Association: Women and Cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the US and it claimed the life of my beloved grandmother. I also recently discovered that I have an underlying cardiovascular illness. I vowed to make a commitment to take better control of my health by changing eating habits, exercising and remaining stress free.

Where do you go to get inspired?
I get my inspiration from going to my closet and look at my wedding pictures that I took with my grandmother, that was the last cherishable moment I had with her. She loved me unconditionally and she always encouraged me to maintain strength not only when things seemed to be going wrong in my life but also through the good times.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the Atlanta area? 
My favorite thing to do in Atlanta is going to concerts and professional games without having to take off work. Prior to moving to Atlanta, I had to travel, make sleeping arrangements and take off work just to drive to Atlanta to have some fun with friends.

Describe yourself in one word.

What’s on your bucket list?
 To ride in a hot air balloon with my husband!

What’s your favorite JLGNF memory thus far?
My favorite JLGNF memory thus far is  attending the first virtual interest meeting.

What’s your biggest accomplishment?
My biggest accomplishment is keeping my promise to my mother by graduating college and being a role model to my young nieces and  female cousins.