Bo Talley Williams
Entrepreneur | Fitness Coach | Humanitarian | Philanthropist
Bo Talley-Williams is the mother of 5 children and grandmother of 1, actress, certified fitness strength & conditioning coach/ instructor, entrepreneur, foreword writer, humanitarian, philanthropist and wife of professional basketball coach Fred Williams. In addition to these many hats, Bo serves as a motivation to many people, especially after her age-defying photo continues to go viral and make national and international headlines.
Utilizing her new social media platforms, Talley-Williams shares tips on health and fitness, plus words of encouragement to empower a nation on her verified Social media outlets to over 185,000 Instagram followers and to over 300,000 facebook and twitter followers combined, but these numbers don't define her, her aspiration for purpose and self-love has reached millions all over the world.
Currently, she is the national advertisement and face for Strength of Natures product Gentle Treatment Relaxer for gray hair and for Pantene UK's Power of Grey Campaign. Her luxurious gray mane and face can be seen on products, in beauty stores, billboards and magazines worldwide.
Her initiative to help young girls find their way, use their voice and have a choice, started at a very young age for Bo Talley. In 2004 she formed the 1st ever girls youth cheerleading program in Lithonia, Ga at Rock Chapel Baseball Park. Opening doors for young girls in the community to have a place to use their creative energy and a safe haven for after school activities. The program is still presently active.
In 2005, she formed her company Blaq Pearl Entertainment with a vision to manage, promote and plan some of the most exclusive events in the Southeast region. From managing professional national syndicated artist and models, her clientele consist of film directors, actors, professional athletes and recording artist. As in 2016 she received the RICE AWARD (Rising In Comminity Excellence) for Top Entertainment Company in Atlanta, Ga.
Always excited about the opportunities to give back, Bo Talley has always had the heart of paying it forward and serving her community. As a child, she was always taught that it's better to give than to receive, so in early 2007, her family decided to form a nonprofit organization called Take the Time Foundation. Take the Time Foundation’s mission is to do just that, take the time for others less fortunate. Her family's annual Christmas charity event themed "A Night of Giving and Fashion" is held in her home state of Alabama.
In 2014, She formed the 1st ever All FEMALE Celebrity Charity Basketball Game in Atlanta GA themed Balling for Lupus. Her organization Balling for Lupus Luvs Foundation's mission is to help bring more awareness to the chronic illness LUPUS. Her main focus is to address how lupus is directly affecting families, to have more people advocating for lupus by putting together more lupus social meetings and events that will bring people together for a better understanding of this deadly disease and to accomplish more FUNDraising for RESEARCH. In 2019 she received the Cinderella to CEO award for Empowering Women Through Inspiration and Transformation on behalf of her organization Balling for Lupus Luvs Foundation.
Her annual Balling for Lupus charity event is nationally received and hosted by a few of her celebrity friends that coach and play basketball for Lupus. The roster consist of current and former WNBA Players, Actresses, Reality TV Stars, Models, and top community influencers. A few of the Celebrity participants Latavia Roberson, Tamika Scott, Dwight Howard, Melody Holt, Josh Powell, Kaleena Harper, Momma Dee, Frankie Lons, Ms. Juicy, Dice Dixon, Towanda Braxton, Kara Braxton, Michelle Snow, Chasity Melvin, Erica Dixon, Moma Cash, Debra Antney, Plenette Pierson, Cheryl Ford, Tyra B, Neffeteria Pugh, Jonica "Blu" Booth, , Jhonni Blaze, Arii Raye Kelly, Reigndrop Lopes, Brooklyn Tankard, Porsha Ferguson and more...
Bo Talley has graced the cover of magazines such as BE Magazine, has been featured in over 20 different magazines across the world and calendars. In the years 2014, 2015, 2016 she was inducted into the Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, hosted over 22,000 fans at Charlie Wilson Concert in Madison Square Garden during Super Bowl XLVIII, hosted major hair expos such as Bronner Bros Nu Expression Stage and the Irie Mega Beauty Expo in Daytona Beach Florida. Bo Talley has also been featured on several top Media outlets gobally.
Bo Talley's life experiences have made her the woman she is today. She is definitely a woman of self-determination, strength, and will power. A woman who has weathered the storm, a woman of greatness that does what it takes to get the job done in life, love, work, and happiness. Her young physique and beautiful grey mane paired with her captivating spirit and heart always draws attention to inspire. with her amazing attitude and strong personality, Bo Talley-Williams outlook on life simply defines living.
*Foreword writer Influencer Awards 2020
*Cinderella to CEO Award 2019
*National Advertisement 2018 for hair care product Gentle Treatment owned by the Strength of Nature
*R.I.C.E Awards, Rising In Community Excellence 2016 Award for Entertainment (Balling for Lupus)
*Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. est 1922, July 2016, Inducted as an Honorary member
*Who's Who in Black Atlanta, Honoree 2014 & 2015
*Ronald E McNair Discovery Learning, Community Excellence Award for Philanthropy - Annual Fill a Back Pack Drive, Career day & Red Ribbon Week ceremony
*Alonzo Crim High School, Community Excellence Award for hosting & producing the schools 1st prom in 12 years
*Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Parade 2016 Dallas Texas, Special Selected parade participate.
*Georgia State University, Upward Bound Leadership Mentor Award, Community Excellence Award of Mentorship 3 year participant
*The Evolution of She Awards, Outstanding leadership Award
*Women Who Give Back Award, (Kelli Brew & Kevin Shyne Writing Sessions)
*WILDE, Women In Leadership Development Empowerment, Fitness Woman of the year Award
*PHAT GIRL FRESH, Award/Honoree, Support and leadership of full-figured models leading a healthy lifestyle
*Sistas Inspiring Sistas, BLACK WOMEN ARE AWARD
*Crowning Lupus LLC, Lupus Advocate of the Year
*Charge Up Champaign, Breast Cancer Ambassador
*Riverdale County Health and Wellness Expo, Guest Fitness Trainer
*Georgia World Congress Center Women’s Health and Fitness Expo, Featured Fitness Trainer
*Rock Chapel Park, Lithonia, Ga, 1st African American Female to implement the 1st Cheerleading Program, Community Excellence and Leadership Awards during her role as Director/Coach 2003-2004-2008