Makeba White Chanay
Born and raised in Forest, Mississippi, Makeba graduated from Hinds Community College with a degree in Practical Nursing and obtained a Nursing License from the MS State Board of Nursing.
A Brief Background
Coming from a family of entrepreneurs and witnessing the entrepreneurial spirit of her grandfather, Makeba dreamt of starting her own business. As a minority woman, she realized that it wouldn’t be easy but similar to a rose growing from concrete, Makeba refused to be phased by the challenges. She considered the hurdles in her journey as the inevitable stepping stones toward her destination.
Today, she is a celebrated business visionary and community leader who is a source of inspiration to anybody who possesses the drive to pursue her dreams regardless of the struggles. She is the founder of B1 Ventures & Holdings, Inc., a healthcare management firm headquartered in Pearl, Mississippi. Serving as the Chairperson of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Makeba overlooks three business entities to facilitate and empower the vulnerable and the underprivileged. B1 Nursing Care formalized in 2016, provides specialized home care services for the elderly and disabled. Mississippi School of Health Services & Careers established in 2018, offers educational opportunities to students, guiding them on career paths to ensure their success. While their non-profit 501c3, B1 Foundation supports students through scholarships and provides opportunities for the unhoused population. The three entities of her business reflect her ambitions rooted in her love for her community and undying optimism to see the best of them succeed despite the challenges posed by a haunting past of oppression that has set women and minorities back for centuries.
Celebrated for her accomplishments, Makeba has received numerous awards that testify to her incredible success. In 2019, she was included in the Top 50 Leading Women in Business for the State of Mississippi. In 2021, she received a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Coaching from Transformation Academy and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship Essentials from Harvard School of Business. She was also included in 2021’s Who’s Who in Mississippi Women. In 2022, she bagged the People’s Choice Award honoring the Best of Mississippi via their favorite non-profit organization.
Besides being an accomplished entrepreneur, she is a proud wife, mother, and grandmother who credits her family and her faith in God for being a source of support and inspiration. She is grateful to her husband, Dr. Marcus A. Chanay, for his contribution as the man behind the successful woman she is.
Makeba is a fine example of what women can achieve if they refuse to be constrained by socio-cultural barriers. Reimagining the world with a more inclusive future, she inspires others to realize their potential by following HER Philosophy of never giving up on their dreams and not forgetting to help others along the way.
Makeba White Chanay came to us because she wanted to boost her brand further and her social media credibility and authority.
How We Do It?
Empowering Makeba's Digital Journey: Guided her toward amplified online influence through tailored strategies and impactful content.
Makeba White Chanay, a remarkably successful businesswoman, wanted to boost her business and her social media credibility and authority further. What we needed to do was craft a unique angle for Makeba’s story and help her get press features in different major publications.
Featuring Makeba White Chanay
What Makeba Has To Say
Discover how strategic storytelling and media placement elevated Makeba White's profile and credibility.
Makeba White Chanay
Chief Executive Officer at B1 Ventures and Holdings