Dr. Cheryl Jackson is a respected author, multi-million dollar social entrepreneur, community builder, and acclaimed business strategist trusted by global brands for her ability to inspire change, motivate audiences, and transform minds. Renowned for her unique insights, she equips high performers with the tools needed to achieve their highest ambitions and take their careers to the next level.
As the founder of Minnie's Food Pantry, established in 2008 to honor her late mother, the late Dr. Minnie Hawthorne-Ewing, Dr. Jackson has served over 27 million meals and expanded the pantry from a small 500-square-foot building to 12 locations and 28,000 square feet headquartered in Plano, Texas. Dr. Jackson's work has garnered support from top names in the entertainment world and the sports industry, including Oprah Winfrey, Mark Cuban, Martha Stewart, Tyler Perry, and the Dallas Mavericks. She has also been featured in numerous documentaries on platforms such as the Food Network, CNN, Steve Harvey, ELLEN, Good Morning America, and ABC News.
Dr. Jackson is a sought-after keynote speaker, having delivered speeches for Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Frito Lay, Dr. Pepper, Mercedes Benz, JCPenney, and hundreds of schools and organizations. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge, experience, and strategies to motivate and activate audiences to unleash the Power of Action.
Dr. Cheryl Jackson is a true force for good, recognized for her groundbreaking achievements and contributions. Her tactical and inspiring approach to leadership and business has earned praise from influential figures such as Michelle Obama, Stedman Graham and Rihanna, making her an impactful and highly respected voice in the industry. She serves on the Billion meals board with Tony Robbins and many others.
Jackson has received the Microsoft Women of Excellence Award, Ebony Top 100 People, Black Leadership Power of Community Award, Community Leader of the Year, Good Morning America’s Hero Award , US Congressional Community Hero Award, the Presidential Service Award and numerous others.
Jackson’s legacy is to make a difference in the lives of millions of people and the most important people are her family. Jackson has been married for 37 years and has two intelligent sons and beautiful daughters and seven one- of- a kind grandkid!.