HER PURPOSEJeneé 'Jai' Pierre Raven is the Self-Love Advocate unapologetically creating sacred spaces for women to heal their minds, bodies, and spirits. Her purpose is to inspire the lives of women by sharing her story and creating a platform for other inspiring stories to be shared. Through her journey she learned that she was just getting along with education, work, career, and tending to her personal and professional relationships but was not completely fulfilled. She accepted the fundamental truth that your happiness is up to you. By being open to her personal prayer to be completely stripped of who she thought she was and what she thought she wanted, she exposed the lack of nurturing herself both physically and spiritually caused many internal road blocks to getting to her space of true happiness. Now, through The Woman’s Earth® movement, she teaches that happiness is a journey - your journey to self-love.
Jai's motto is "Women are the source and foundation for healthy communities and when we elevate and heal women, we in turn heal their wombs and the nations that birth from them".
Jai is a proud native Houstonian where she was raised in 'Hiram Clarke'. She attended Kolter Elementary and Johnston Middle School. Jai's school days is when she fell in love with the performing arts and even took up piano, theater, dance, choir and orchestra. She fell in love with Third Ward while attending DeBakey High School for Health Professions and always enjoyed the scenery of historic sights and black owned establishments throughout the neighborhoods filled with gorgeous trees and parks.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Texas Southern University, and is a certified mediator. She is a certified human resources practitioner with 13 years of experience in non-profit and for-profit administration. Jai is a graduate of the SURE (Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship) Program at the University of Houston. She is also a trained Birth Doula and providing these services, birth education and advocacy has become an important part of her purpose.
Jai was initiated as a Priestess in the beautiful and indigenous spiritual system, Ifa, while visiting Nigeria. She remembers the immediate connection, "While going through my initiation, I realized the Mother of all things truly comes from Africa, including initiations into sororities and secret societies. It felt amazing to come full circle". Jai is a community advocate for women and girls and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Jai has been recognized for her mission driven entrepreneurship achieving the Humanitarian Award by Phoenix Women's Outreach, Top 40 Under 40 Professionals by I10 Media, Entrepreneurship Leadership Award by Houston Power Professionals Network and Woman of the Year by Black Girls Excellence. Jai has been recognized as an Influencer and is currently an elite Brand Ambassador for O, The Oprah Magazine.
Jai has facilitated The Woman’s Earth values for herself and women in her life as long as she can remember. "I remember creating workshops while attending Sam Houston and asking my friends to come. They were centered around self-love and finding our joy as women. This has always been a passion of mine and now that I have some years of experience, I have so much more to offer'. With the assistance of her interactions with dear sister friends, mentors, students, and teachers throughout her experiences she now has a testimony to share and inspire while looking forward to its evolution.
Jai enjoys spending time with her husband, Marques who owns and operates their home bakery, The Luvin Oven. They enjoy international travel, dancing and spending time with family and friends. Jai is currently and actively continuing her education in the school of life with God as her unsurpassed Professor.