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The Spelman Messenger Features Alumnae Under 40

Fierce and Fabulous Spelman Women

Spelman women are leaders, women of influence, innovators and problem solvers. Here is just a sampling of stories about alumnae under 40 who have effectively made changes in their fields, in their communities and around the world. 

*This is just an excerpt from the list which originally appeared in the fall edition of the Messenger magazine. Additional alumnae profiles listed in the publication will be added the week of Dec. 3. 

Spelman Alumna Nakaiya Turk Hosts YouTube Talk Show

nakaiya turkSpelman alumna Nakaiya Turk, C’2012, is the host of Kandid Kaiya, a YouTube talk show that highlights millennial women on their different pathways to success. Nearly all of her videos feature Spelman women. As a career activist, Turk hopes that this show will empower young women to go after their dreams while providing them with the tips and skills necessary to WIN!

After graduating from Spelman with a mathematics degree, Turk began her professional career at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise as a data analyst and currently manages top global accounts for the company. Thus, not only is she a YouTube talk show host, but she is a young woman trailblazing through corporate America.

Turk is the definition of a Spelman woman committed to changing the world. She has been an active member of the alumnae association since graduation and currently serves as the Young Alumnae Chair for National Alumnae Association of Spelman College Atlanta Chapter. She is also a volunteer at Girls Inc., Marietta where she helps to further instill confidence and courage into young girls who are already “strong, smart, and bold!” Most importantly, her passion project, Kandid Kaiya, is one that truly contributes to promoting the platform of #blackgirlmagic.

blue-quote-leftAt Spelman, I learned that this special sisterhood is the best network you can have. I love Spelman for extending my family in such a way; that it now includes thousands of black girls who truly rock! blue-quote-rightThe support I have received from my Spelman sisters in my career thus far is unmatched, and I am forever grateful to be a part of a network filled with loving and encouraging relationships!

Spelman Messenger Fall 2018