Dr. Monique Blake McMiller
Chief Executive Officer & Founder of SIGMA TAU SIGMA SORORITY, INC ®
Dr. Monique Blake McMiller is the CEO and Founder of Sigma Tau Sigma, Incorporated. She is a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose career spans over two plus decades in both the public and private sectors.
Dr. McMiller was born in New York, and spent many summers of her childhood in Louisiana with her grandmother. Because of her grandmother’s strong influence on her life, Dr. McMiller was raised to respect and appreciate the importance and impact of education on her future. As such, Dr. McMiller has obtained numerous degrees, including an Associate of Arts in Communication, a Bachelor of Science in Culture Communication, a Master’s Degree in Education, as well as a Doctorate of Divinity.
While accomplishing her educational goals, Dr. McMiller blazed a trail in the luxurious world of cosmetics. She has been employed with some of the top brands in the industry, such as Lancôme, MAC, Interface, and Prescriptive. Her freelance makeup portfolio afforded her opportunities to work New York Fashion Week, as well as a host of other boutique fashion shows, music videos, television commercials, editorial magazine shoots, and Off-Broadway productions in New York City and abroad. During these endeavors, she had the honor of being mentored by renowned celebrity make-up artists, including the late Roxanna Floyd.
Dr. McMiller later went on to pursue a career in property management, working for top companies in the real estate industry such as Equity Residential and Aimco, where she utilized her expertise on the Senior Executive Management Team. In addition to being an executive leader, she is an internationally accomplished author who has published five books. Dr. McMiller’s accomplishments have led her to be featured in several magazines, including Cool Girl, a Japan-based magazine that discussed her leadership in the cosmetic industry in the article, “Teaching Women How to Seek Inner Beauty.”
Because she has a passion for helping women achieve their full potential, Dr. McMiller sought to impact the lives of young women through education. She served as the Educational Department Chair of Corinthians College, where she graduated more than three hundred students and acquired hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in funding for the college. Her commitment to student achievement and student revenue earned her numerous awards during her tenure, including the Circle of Excellence award.
Currently, Dr. McMiller is a Professional Life Coach, with clientele spanning from stay-at-home mothers to well-known celebrities. Her services have been sought out by members of the business, education, and theology fields. Dr. McMiller is also an ordained minister, hosting a series of online bible study classes and seminars. In her capacity as a minister, she officiates wedding ceremonies, conducts baptisms, and presides over funerals throughout the United States. In addition, she ordains other ministers after the completion of a hands-on two year training program. Dr. McMiller has been featured on Blog Radio’s “Freedom Doors Ministries”, highlighting her excellence in the profession.
In conjunction with her Life Coach practice, Dr. McMiller has organized projects that focus on self-awareness and development. She is the creator of the "I am Woman" Conference, as well as "Shalom on ‘Em", which includes a line of T-shirts and other paraphernalia. And most recently Dr, McMiller has been in conference for her "Grown & Saved" women empowerment. Dr. McMiller believes in advocating for others, and she exemplifies her desire to give back to her community via her involvement with several causes, such as children with learning disabilities, heart disease, breast cancer and poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, and anti-bullying. In fact, Dr. McMiller was featured on 11Alive, a Tucker News Program, in a segment entitled “Parents Speak Up About Bullying in DeKalb’s Schools”. She is a member of the American Heart Association and the NCNW. As a domestic abuse survivor, Dr. McMiller donates countless hours of her time to bring awareness and assistance to other survivors. Over the years, she has partnered with local elementary and high schools to encourage students to not only stay in school, but set goals to graduate and continue their education if they so desire.
Most recently Dr. McMiller's accomplishments have expanded into the stage play arena. In November of 2019 she was blessed to be able to successfully executive produce a stage play that was written and directed by Playwright, T.Y Martin from her 2009 published book titled, "Grown & Saved". Alongside this major accomplishment she has become a notarized community leader even being asked to present the Humanitarian Award at the 4th Steeple Awards to Dr. Juanita Bynum. With building notoriety Dr. Monique McMiller has been able to push Sigma Tau Sigma Sorority, Inc. onto the National stage, which has lead to more nominations including; Organization of the year and Community Outreach.
Dr. McMiller has lived and continues to live a life that embodies love, joy, hope, compassion, and generosity. She believes that all women have the right to be successful and free of oppression. For many years, she ignored God’s ordained calling to create an organization designed to lead women to greatness. However, on March 7, 2017, Dr. McMiller gave birth to Sigma Tau Sigma Sorority, Incorporated in Lithonia, Georgia. She is committed to the power of sisterhood for the rest of her life, and along with her beloved husband and nine other powerful women of God, Sigma Tau Sigma is in the Earth and fortified with the mission to empower, equip, elevate, and educate.