Master of Business Administration, 2003
Tracey Friley is tapping into her entrepreneurial side while helping to address the issues of diversity among young girls and bullying with two projects that attracted the attention of Oprah’s Angel Network®. Stories on both projects were featured on Oprah’s online community for people dedicated to helping others.
Attending a girls camp as a young child helped Tracey to gain independence, confidence, and direction. She also learned about friendships, diversity and teamwork. Those experiences are what led her to develop CampCaribe, a learning adventure program for diverse girls. The program will take girls away from their daily life and expose them to a tropical environment with water activities, cultural and environmental exploration and a diverse camper base. The camp premieres in April 2010 in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Tracey is also working on a book on name calling and bullying titled “Talking White: 14 Ways to Cope with Thoughtless Remarks.” The book is inspired by her personal experiences growing up as a young “Brown Girl” in Los Angeles and the name calling she endured. She also runs www.onebrowngirl.com, a Web site that celebrates culture, diversity and strong self image for minority girls and women around the world. The preface to the book can be read on her site where she is also hosting online focus groups to serve as inspiration and research material for the book.