Proverbial Girls, Inc. was created to propel the next generation of women toward success. It is predicated upon seeking out opportunities that align each young woman with their purpose. The goal of the nonprofit organization is to produce confident women who graduate with degrees, own businesses, serve their community, have positive relationships, and flourish in every area of their lives.


We believe all girls can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

To empower, encourage, and equip young girls to fulfill purpose and serve their community


Board of Directors

Dr. Shana Durham

Dr. Shana Durham is a registered pharmacist by trade but has a heart for the youth in her community. She founded Proverbial Girls, Inc. in 2015 to mentor girls who need positive role models. Her passion is that all young women, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, are empowered to tap into their full potential and go out and change the world! She currently resides in Tampa, FL with her husband and three children.

Dr. Antonio Durham

Dr. Antonio Durham is a graduate of Florida A&M University. He has worked as a community pharmacist in the greater Fort Lauderdale area for 9 years. He is passionate about youth, mentoring and serving to empower a generation of up and coming leaders.


Dr. Ugomma Nwhairi

Dr. Ugomma Nwhairi graduated form Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy in 2010. She currently works as a clinical pharmacist. In her spare time, she is an active member of Orlando FAMU Alumni National Association, serving as Community Outreach Chair. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Psi Theta Omega Chapter.

Dr. Aquilla McGuire-Mays

Dr. Aquilla McGuire-Mays is a twenty-two year experienced pharmacist, currently working in pharmaceutical industry. She is an active member of the Bradenton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she serves to support her community. She has worked with youth in the community through her sorority, as well as, the local recreational softball league. She believes in the old proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

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