SWA Team

Breana Turner 


Founder & CEO

 Hi theremy name is Breana Turner I am the founder and CEO of Sisters with Ambition! I am a full time graduate student pursuing my Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Practice.  During the semester, I live off of cold brew coffee, and working out is my favorite form of self care. I occasionally compete in pageants, Sour Patch Kids my favorite candy, and my favorite Disney Princesses are Mulan and Tiana.  "If you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way." - Tiana 


 If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?

I would LOVE to tell myself to “do it despite what they say.”  Now, that I am older, I understand the importance of not letting people who do not truly value me influence my decisions, aspirations, and goals.  If I had that advice when I were younger, I would have embraced my true self much earlier! 

What have you learned from SWA? 

I frequently tell the SWA mentees that, “As women it is not our responsibility to shrink into a box that society wants us to fit into.”  As middle and high schoolers, they continue to inspire me because they set their own rules, standards, and expectations for their goals and the type of women they want to be and are becoming. Their commitment to live their own life despite what others may say is not only something that I have learned, it is something that inspires me.  

Hello! My name is Brianna Martin, and I have mentored with Sisters With Ambition since 2017, while recently acquiring the role of Chief Development Strategist. I have earned my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, with a minor in African & African American Studies. I am now a first-year graduate student, pursuing a Master in Public Administration, with a concentration in Administrative Justice.


What do you hope to bring to SWA in the future? 

In the future, I hope to bring our SWA mentees a sense of confidence and desire when achieving their goals. I want to plant seeds of self-sufficiency and intention that they could one day share with younger generations.

Why are you involved with SWA? ​

I initially became involved with SWA because I saw an opportunity to be a point of reference and potential role model for young girls in our community. Many of my peers grew up without the guidance of someone who is still figuring things out, not quite “established” -- in the eyes of an adolescent, but not a classmate either. So I hope to give our girls the guidance that many of us went without, and share my experiences to hopefully serve as an example!

Brianna Martin 


Chief Development Strategist

Carmen Wilson


Chief of Management & Operations

 Hi, I’m Carmen, a government contractor working in international security cooperations. I received my bachelor’s degree in Government & International Politics from George Mason University in 2019 and am looking forward to returning in Fall 2020 to pursue my master’s in Organizational Development & Knowledge Management. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, baking, reading, and the arts. 


What do you hope to bring to SWA in the future?

In the future, I hope to bring our SWA mentees a no fear attitude to help them grow into who they are. I want to show our mentees it’s okay to go against the grain and even though that can be scary or uncomfortable, it is often what leads to our transformations.

 If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be?

If I could give my younger self advice, I would tell her to never let anyone shake her confidence. She was unapologetic and no one could tell her nothing! Sometimes I find myself missing that unapologetic confidence. I would tell her to always hold her head high and not to shrink herself to try to make others comfortable.