Bio: Reverend Tawana Angela Davis, Ph.D.


Reverend Tawana Davis


Reverend Tawana Davis, Ph.D. is the curator for Dr. TAD Enterprises; a racial-justice organization that uses Womanism as a love-based revolution that centers Black women to address anti-Black racism, disparities in breast cancer and Black women, and domestic violence advocacy. Rev. Dr. Davis is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Soul 2 Soul Sisters. She is also an equity, anti-racism trainer for the Center for Equity and Excellence.

Reverend Dr. Davis is the daughter of the late Edward Eugene Davis Jr. and the late Rose Lee Davis.  Born and raised in Harlem, New York she was educated in the public school system, raised in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and began her life of service in the beautiful shadows of her mom and dad.

After attending St. John’s University, Tawana completed her last year of studies at State University of New York Empire State with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management.  Reverend Dr. Davis earned a certificate in Project Management from New York University and Human Resources (PHR) from Cornell University. Later, she received a Master of Divinity at Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA. Rev Dr. Davis earned a Master of Arts in Leadership and Change and her Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership ad Change at Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership and Change.

Reverend Dr. Davis is a Womanist, thought provoker, speaker, preacher, and community leader. She is a breast cancer survivor and is in active treatment for metastatic breast cancer. She is an advocate and activist for racial justice, breast cancer awareness, and a certified domestic violence advocate. Reverend Dr. Davis is the Co-Founder of Soul 2 Soul Sisters, a Black Woman-led, faith-based, racial justice non-profit organization that centers Black lives and experiences. Established in 2015, Soul 2 Soul Sisters is leading and facilitating anti-racism work across the country through its signature program Facing Racism. Tawana is a contributor to the ground-breaking academic textbook “Race Work and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience.” Dr. Davis is also a contributor to Explore: Vocational Discovery in Ministry. She hosts a vodcast/podcast called #tuesdayswithtawna on Fb Live, various Podcast platforms, and YouTube. Tawana is featured as the moderator and strategic planner for the Telly award-winning Healing the Healers II 4-part series on Domestic Violence Awareness produced by Odyssey Impact and Transform Films. Tawana was a presenter of three workshops for the Conference on Crimes Against Women. Dr. Davis serves on the board of directors for the Institute of Racial Equity and Excellence and serves on the Patient Co-Creation Council for Genentech, Inc.

Tawana is a proud mother of master level two educators, a grandmother, and most of all a Justice activist for all!