Atlanta Black Chambers Leadership

Gwen McDaniel

Education & Workforce Development Co-Chair

Gwen serves as chair of Health and Human Services. She also is a Health and Wellness Consultant at 2LIVEwell, LLC.

Gwen provides health education to seniors on the use of multiple medications and the importance to “Educate before they Medicate.” There is a simple non-invasive test that their physician can administer to make sure that their prescription is the right one for their body. Too often, people on multiple medications are victims of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) that have a severe impact on their health, resulting in approximately 125,000 deaths a year. In many cases, ADRs can now be avoided with a simple Pharmacogenetic test.

You can learn more about Gwen by visiting herĀ LinkedIn page.

Fun facts about her.
She is adventurous and enjoys traveling.

What is her role within the Atlanta Black Chambers, and what led her to become involved in this organization?
She is a member of the Leadership Team. From the time that she attended her first meeting in 2018, she felt welcomed. The people were friendly and the organizations’ mission was to help expose small business owners to information & leaders to help them grow their business.

How does her mission align with the Atlanta Black Chambers works to support Black-owned businesses in the Atlanta area?
Her mission is to introduce and educate the community on the environmental challenges that affect our health in our homes and business locations. The Atlanta Black Chambers creates an atmosphere for learning and sharing to help our business.

What are some of the key challenges facing Black-owned businesses in the current economic and social climate, and as an exemplary leader of the Atlanta Black Chambers, how she addresses these challenges?
A key challenge for the average Black small business owner is financial. Many business owners don’t feel adequately informed about how to seek the capital they need. Many are unaware of the certification tools that equip them to qualify for additional funding to grow their business.
Accepting the responsibility to co-chair the Business Certification Initiative committee will allow all of us to identify the necessary elements to grow and scale our businesses.

Her three success stories or achievements via her contributions to the Atlanta Black Chambers.
During her 5 year tenure with ABC she co-chaired the Health and Human Services Committee. During the pandemic, our committee brought medical professionals together on webinars to provide life-saving information.

The Health and Human Services Committee coordinated a food drive where ABC members volunteered to give out truckloads of food to people in the community.

Our Health and Human Services Committee partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine in a forum to provide information from ABC medical professionals.

What are her goals for the future of the Atlanta Black Chambers, and how does she envision the organization evolving to meet the needs of its members and the wider community?
Her hope for ABC is to be the leading Chamber in Georgia to provide education, practical examples, and financial information for the hundreds of members within our organization. As the result of successful local business owners, we are helping strengthen the financial standing of families in the community.

Life’s Motto / Powerful Quote.
Your life is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God! Live your best life every day.