biography

Ashley Joy is an extraordinary, well-rounded woman living her life by design. As a sought after speaker, author, coach, entrepreneur, and women’s empowerment advocate she joyfully moves throughout the world passionately fulfilling her God ordained purpose and calling in life- inspiring people to live and operate in their full purpose and potential. 

Ashley is the founder and creative director of She Laughs LLC, a coaching and empowerment firm that is dedicated to helping women become global influencers and cultural changers. As a non-profit and communications professional, Ashley has a deep rooted passion for civic engagement and social responsibility. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Ashley taught business communication skills to youth in Oakland, California. She also facilitated workshops within the corporate, nonprofit, education, and faith based sectors. Additionally, Ashley lived and traveled throughout Europe for several years working as a sales and communication manager. Her innate passion for social, cultural and community issues along with her dynamic personality have enabled her to blaze new trails and emerge as a well-respected leader. 

Ashley Joy’s mission in empowering women has opened doors of opportunity for her to travel to other countries, including West and South Africa and throughout the US, creating a global platform to dialogue  

and inspire women maximize their potential and live a fulfilled life. Her unique presence and creative flair, expressed through her writing and speaking, are captivating and make her relatable to young ladies and seasoned women alike. She is a woman whose wisdom, faith, and compassion are evident in all she does and she unselfishly use the platforms God has given her to positively influence and impact those placed in her path.

Ashley earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Wilberforce University in Ohio and holds a Master’s degree in Multi-Media communications with an emphasis in Journalism from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.

Ashley is an extraordinary and well-rounded woman on the move, using her life experiences as a testimony to how amazingly awesome God is. She currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her loving and supportive husband who she says is truly her best friend. She is the author of two books, "She Laughs,” a devotional and "Dreams of Joy: Encountering An Unfailing God and His Unfailing Love” which can be purchased here. In addition she continues to travel across the globe, using her credentials, creativity, and credibility to share her message of hope and inspiration to the masses and be a force of change along the way!