Lydia is a passionate Communitarian who believes that good deeds in the community are not only good for business but also help to create personal success. She is deeply committed to the missions and purposes of the organizations she is involved with and provides support in various capacities.
Lydia has a strong belief in the power of giving and sees it as an opportunity rather than an obligation. She is devoted to helping others, whether through volunteer work or through her professional career. Lydia has a proven track record of volunteering for organizations that support causes she is passionate about, such as education, economic development and mentorship.
Through her agency Pierre Branding Group, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (CSR at PBG), PBG4GOOD, Lydia and her team help underserved entrepreneurs recognize and overcome barriers in their journey to success. Lydia is also the founder of the The Twelve @12 Mentorship for Leadership Program and The Men With Vision initiative, Benefiting Victims of Domestic Violence & Financial Abuse.
Lydia is an inspirational role model for those looking to make a positive impact in the world. She encourages others to reach out and lend a helping hand to those in need and to always look for ways to give back to the community. Lydia is a strong believer in the power of selflessness and the importance of working with others to make a difference.
The Socialite aspect of Lydia's philanthropic efforts allows her to have fun and be creative all while making a positive impact. Her view of philanthropy is that it is a great opportunity for social exchange. Not to mention, the social implication of her work and contributions encourages others to be engaged and involved as well. As a Socialite, Lydia likes having fun in her philanthropic work, After all, doing good is fun!
Lydia serves as an example of how giving back can open up new opportunities. She has used her community involvement to build relationships, develop new skills, and hone her leadership abilities. Through her work, Lydia has demonstrated that when we all work together, we can make a positive impact on the world
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative (CSR at PBG), PBG helps underserved entrepreneurs recognize and overcome barriers in their journey to success. PBG does have a sense of obligation towards social and physical environments in which it operates. We do this by embracing responsibility and encouraging a positive impact through the company’s activities related to the environment, consumers, employees, communities, and other stakeholders.
The Twelve@12 Mentoring for Leadership program is about raising awareness about the importance of mentorship. We achieve this by creating a space where leaders are giving others advice and guidance so they can continue in the career world with confidence, while giving these mentors an opportunity to deepen their ties to the community and give back. Pierre Branding Group has strengthened its partnerships with CEOs, Law Professionals and State level Elected Officials across Georgia in an effort to secure mentors who could participate in the program.
Family Support Circle, Inc (FSC), A non-profit organization providing Afterschool and summer enrichment programming for children in need. FSC is a 501 (c)(3), nonsectarian, social service agency that benefits the national community at large and now international by enhancing the potential and quality of life of each person and families they serve. As a youth growing up in Philadelphia, Lydia went through the program herself and is part of the very 1st generation of youth to experience the program when it was faith-based. Now, 20 years later, Lydia serves as a member of the Board of Directors. VISIT FSC
The Henry County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1967 when the decision to build Interstate 75 through Henry County was announced. Entrepreneurial citizens recognized the significant impact and opportunities provided by the construction of a major thoroughfare and took steps to ensure Henry County would be ready. From these visionaries, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce was born. The creation of the Henry County Development Authority and the Water and Sewerage Authority paralleled the development of the Chamber in preparation to provide vital support for the expected growth. Today the Chamber, these entities, and the city and county governments all work closely to continue to plan for future growth.
Gordon State College’s Inaugural Business Program Advisory Board. The purpose of the Board is reflected in their plan’s third strategic imperative which states we will, “Strengthen community engagement and partnerships.” More specifically, Objective 3.8 states we will, “Develop meaningful and productive relationships with employers throughout GSC’s 14-county primary service region.” The idea is to keep our community included in everything the college is doing for the growth and development of the graduates we produce.
The Women's Chamber of Commerce is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, membership-driven nonprofit organization, whose mission is to promote the advancement of women in entrepreneurship, leadership and the workplace. In 2016, the WCC was reorganized with new visions and goals that represent the modern day woman. This includes an active International Women's division.
The Georgia Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GAHCCI) is organized to advance the business and economic interests of the Haitian American community in the State of Georgia, and to promote bi-lateral trade and investment in Haiti.
One Henry Economic Alliance is a community and business effort in Henry County, GA centered on people, partnerships, and economic prosperity. In addition to being the Director of Communications for the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Lydia serves as the chair for the One Henry Arts & Leisure Subcommittee. She was named the chair of this subgroup in November 2016. The Arts & Leisure Subcommittee is one of five subcommittees working under the One Henry header in an effort to move the county in a positive direction by focusing on key areas vital to strengthening economic viability and prosperity throughout Henry County. VISIT ONE HENRY
The Henry Arts Alliance’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Henry County and the Southern Crescent (Henry, Clayton, Fayette, Butts, Newton, Rockdale and Spalding and surrounding counties) by creating awareness, stimulating interest, and encouraging local involvement in the arts. The Arts Alliance programs are open to the public with a desire to reach all who are interested in the arts. Every single penny that we receive in grants and gifts goes directly into our programs. Our Board and many of our teachers volunteer their time and talent to further the Arts on the south side of Atlanta.
Immediate Past CEO/President of Henry County Chamber of Commerce, David Gill, speaks on his participation in the PBG Twelve at Twelve Mentoring for Leadership Lunch Series Presented by Heritage Bank in this acceptance video shown at the Inaugural PBG Leadership Luncheon honoring all 12 mentors on June 19, 2019. Video production by Media Partner, SCB TV Video Marketing
CEO of Heritage Bank, leonard Moreland, speaks on his participation in the PBG Twelve at Twelve Mentoring for Leadership Lunch Series Presented by Heritage Bank in this acceptance video shown at the Inaugural PBG Leadership Luncheon honoring all 12 mentors on June 19, 2019. Video production by Media Partner, SCB TV Video Marketing
CEO of Piedmont Henry, Deborah Armstrong, speaks on her participation in the PBG Twelve at Twelve Mentoring for Leadership Lunch Series Presented by Heritage Bank in this acceptance video shown at the Inaugural PBG Leadership Luncheon honoring all 12 mentors. Video production by Media Partner, SCB TV Video Marketing