Bold. Funny. Unequivocally His.
She's the kind of presenter that will make you forget to check your cellphone. With passion, honesty, and urgency, Brittany "Mrs. B" Barber brings stages to life by engaging and challenging audiences from beginning to end through storytelling and personal observations. By God's grace, she helps people see their capacity and circumstances in a different, unique, and empowering way. Her content, full of life experiences and wisdom, is original, authentic, and designed to disrupt the mental limitations people place on their capacity, worth, value, and necessity in this world. It has become her personal mandate to remind students, women, and all people who they really are and what they are actually capable of.
Mrs. B holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication & Theatre Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, a Masters in Nonprofit Management & Leadership from Capella University, and is currently working on her Doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University. She was the recipient of the 2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award in the City of Elgin and the 2018 Kuumba New Professional "Visionary" award recipient through the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). She's been keynote speaker, presenter, and workshop facilitator at several organizations including Black History Family Festiacl at Gail Borden Library, Elgin Community College, Transition Academy, Second Baptist Church, New Harvest Ministries International, Sowing S.E.E.D.S., and Dundee Crown High School. For 3 years she was the Student Life Coordinator for Targeted Populations at Elgin Community College. Being the first to hold the position, she instituted 3 campus-wide initiatives, helped the Black Student Achievers (BSA) organization grow from 3 to 60 members, created and led 3 HBCU fairs in partnership with the high school district, created a peer-to-peer mentoring program for students who identify as Black/African-American, and was promoted to full-time after just a year in the position. She is passionate about identity, history, leadership, Jesus, authenticity, growth, family, and learning from the people she serves every day--students. When not speaking or preparing to launch her upcoming book (Summer 2020), she creates inspirational content on her blog, UnderCover.