Take Flight Girls Inc. was started in 2014 by Stephanie McCloud, Persian Jones Morgan and Deerra Williams. We wanted to create a platform that we felt was missing from our own lives growing up. Young women face many challenges in today’s society, which seems to discount the value women bring to our country. The nurturing of new ideas and dreams of success can make differences in the life of a young girl attempting to envision her life as a woman. It is at this stage in life that positive influences can propel young women to greatness.
Take Flight Girls Inc.’s mission is to empower young women by highlighting aviation career opportunities, the importance of travel, and entrepreneurship.
Based out of Atlanta & St. Louis, the organization targets girls between the ages of 12-21 to nurture and develop them into well-rounded women. We do this by holding events geared around our mission. We provide resources, mentorship and scholarships around areas we are passionate about. We encourage and introduce young women to travel, humanitarianism, and fellowship amongst each other.
Lastly, we strive to give girls an opportunity to learn about the aviation industry, network with industry members, and provide them oppotunities that we were not exposed to at that age. Our organization stands behind the belief that life is the greatest school, and the world is the classroom. This program aims to be the catalyst that introduces the next female innovators to impact our society and world.
That makes it all happen...
Stephanie McCloud is a Flight Attendant for one of the largest airlines in the U.S . In addition, she is a Aviation Resource Manager in the United States Air Force Reserve. Stephanie serves as a Community Engagement chair within her airline and sits as the events and Activity Director for her miltary reserves unit. She was awared 2017 Delux Magazine's Power 100 and 2018 Phenomenal Women Award in St. Louis Missouri. She is a member of many organizations to include, Women in Aviation (WAI), Women in Coroporate Aviation (WIC), Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) as well many others. She strives for the development of our furture female aviators and entreprenurs. She acquired an Associate’s degree in Health Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Business Aviation.
Persian Jones Morgan
Persian Morgan is an Aeronautical Intelligence Analyst. She received her Associate's degree in Air Traffic Management in United States Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller (ATC). She climbed the military ranks and earned the esteemed position as an ATC Watch Supervisor at the busiest stateside pilot training base airfield, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. After her six-year tenure in the military, Persian decided it was time to return to her roots. She relocated back to her hometown St. Louis, Missouri where she completed her Bachelors of Business degree. Her expertise and familiarization with aviation led Persian to an Aero Intel Analyst position to construct maps for pilots with an acclaimed agency.
Deerra Williams is an entrepreneur who owns a boutique and clothing line. A prior flight attendant that uses worldly cultures to influence her line. She is currently in the process of creating a fashion program for girls. She is a graduate of Lindenwood University and received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Fashion Design. Deerra was awared Delux Magazine's 2017 Power 100 and was a recipient of The Greatest Year Ever Award. Deerra has been a creative director for numerous fashion shows, a stylist for TV and print, all the while combining outreach as a key element to her platform. She is a brand ambassador for events such as Susan Koman Breast cancer race, Sister Strut, Eyekon Klothing charity fashion show, Annie Malone parade, and Ronald McDonald Golf Charity event.