Dr. Shawneya Ellis has been deemed a vision strategist, trailblazer, and serial entrepreneur. She coaches women to shift from pain to power and from being built from the fire to becoming the FIRE! Shawneya is a Screenwriter, Producer, Playwright/Director, and mentee of award-winning producer, Tressa ‘Azarel’ Smallwood. Shawneya Ellis Productions houses Catastrophe before Christmas, Beauty for Ashes the Stage Play 1 & 2, Church Girlz Rock, Moguls in the Making, Teen Mogul, Young Gents, and a slew of client projects.
As an Inspirational speaker and Best-Selling Author of Memoirs of an Overcomer, Dreaming the Dream anthology, and Mogul in the Making, she has inspired visionaries to launch businesses and share their story in a way that catapults them into their destiny. Shawneya’s latest work, Be Your Own Beautiful encourages women to overcome the inner critic to embrace a life of boldness, authenticity, and abundance! Shawneya Ellis Publishing for the Indie Author births the literary writing for today’s storyteller, offering editing, publishing, and ghostwriting services. Mrs. Ellis is the host of the edgy and inspirational show entitled “The Glow Up with Shawneya Ellis” which shares the stories, and business strategies of women on the rise. Shawneya received the Mogul Media Award for blazing trails with her hit show, the Glow Up.

Shawneya served as a minister, community outreach coordinator, pastors care president, youth and women’s committee member, and prayer intercessor under the leadership of spiritual mother, Bishop Mary Alexander for 20 years in ministry at the New City of Refuge. She was released to transition and help build ministry at New Life Ministries where she currently serves as an Elder, prayer intercessor, head trustee, and president of the women’s ministry. Shawneya attended SOGC bible college where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling and a Masters in Leadership. Mrs. Ellis recently had the honor of receiving an honorary Doctorate in Divinity, in November of 2022.

Adding Sr. Communications and Community Engagement Administrator for the Group Violence Intervention Support and Outreach program to her growing list of accomplishments, Shawneya leads the communications, media, and community engagement for the government-backed initiative to reduce gun violence in the city of Wilmington and Dover. As a trauma-informed awareness trainer for the state of Delaware, she has made it her mission to help women that have endured sexual and physical trauma to heal and rise from the ashes and to develop a strategy to share their story to launch their vision and develop multiple streams of income.

She is the proud wife of William ‘Quince’ Ellis Jr and the mother to 7 beautiful, successful, and anointed children. Shawneya declares that the pain of today will be tomorrow’s testimony!