Business: BIBO WEEKLY! THE B ZONE, BIBO AWARDS
Name: Traci S. Campbell
Traci S. Campbell is a social entrepreneur, public speaker, author, podcaster, IT consultant and founder of two organizations, the C.H.A.M.P. Community Project and The BIBO Foundation that produces the annual BIBO (Beauty In / Beauty Out) Awards. The C.H.A.M.P. Community Project (C.H.A.M.P. stands for “character”, “happiness”, “attitude”, “mentality”, and “purpose”) is a 501(c) (3) organization that aims to provide “mental and emotional” support education to single parents and teens. The BIBO Awards recognizes dynamic women demonstrating leadership in their communities and celebrates “real role models”. Over 140 women have been honored in Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. The work of the BIBO Foundation is to educate and mentor budding female leaders and provide practical support to women in transition.
A technology professional for over 18 years (consulting for corporations and entities such as McDonald’s, Sears, and Northwestern University, and University of Chicago), Traci is a dynamic talent and is the host of a podcast & internet radio show, “BIBO Live w/ Traci S. Campbell”. She has interviewed the likes of veteran actors Harrison Page (Law & Order, CSI, JAG, and Grey’s Anatomy), and Tippi Hedren (iconic actress from Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and “Marnie”, mother of actress Melanie Griffith) and Dee Wallace (veteran actress in iconic movies and shows such as “ET: The Extra-terrestrial”, “The Howling”, “General Hospital”). Recording artists such as Chilli of the Grammy Award winning group, TLC. VH1 stars Valery Ortiz (“Hit the Floor”) and politicians such as Senator Iris Y. Martinez, first Latina elected to the Illinois Senate. She conducts celebrity interviews, highlights people helping communities throughout the US, and panel discussions that address a myriad of topics affecting teens and families including relationships, political, social, health, wellness, and business topics that especially affect women.
As a social entrepreneur, trainer and author, Traci has written two books (“The C.H.A.M.P. Within” and “Journey to the Real YOU”) that help teens, single parents, and those facing emotional “demons” that need to be addressed. She is a successful trainer and coach, having taught and led teams in the corporate as well as non-profit sectors. Her work is aimed at creating businesses that truly help people and address social needs and problems.
Currently, Traci and her team are launching BIBO programs, through the BIBO Foundation, to address the everyday needs of women and as well as “green” programs initiatives to educate communities about health, wellness, and environmental impacts that affect ALL of our futures.