Our Mission

Taking It Pro helps women of color achieve career and professional success by providing quality professional tools and resources, career guidance, and an alliance of remarkable women.


Our Vision

Our vision is to energize women of color to be bold and relentless in identifying, pursuing, and achieving their career goals.

Energized. Bold. Relentless.

Our Team

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Dr. Natasha Knight


Dr. Knight is driven by her desire to make a difference in the lives of others and a passion for helping others design their futures and create a path to success. She has over 15 years of experience in academia, government, and private industry. She earned her BS from Howard University. Dr. Knight has an MPH from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University.

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Dr. Nanlesta Pilgrim


Dr. Pilgrim holds dear the principle "when you learn, teach". Throughout her life and career, she has been committed to sharing her knowledge and experience to help others achieve their goals. She has over 15 years of experience navigating three industries -- academia, nonprofit, and corporate. Dr. Pilgrim earned her BA and MPH from Yale University and PhD from Johns Hopkins University.

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Dr. Alezandria Turner

Media Production Consultant

Dr. Alezandria Turner is committed to fostering community and opportunities for advancement for professionals who are underrepresented in their field. Dr. Turner has created media content for the education and entertainment industries. She has 10 years of leadership experience in academia and government. Dr. Turner earned her BA and PhD from Johns Hopkins University.