LaWanna was recognized in July for more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service to the nation and has been awarded the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to also take volunteer action.
The President of the United States commended her exceptional work empowering women entrepreneurs and fostering sustainable communications through innovative solutions. Her award came with a letter of recognition signed by the President and a White House certificate and coin.
“By sharing your time and passion, you are helping discover and deliver solutions to the challenges we face – solutions that we need now more than ever. We are living in a moment that calls for hope light, and love. Hope for our future, light to see our way forward, and love for one another. Through your service, you are providing all three,” said the President.
In 2003, the President’s Volunteer Service Award was created to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity.
At the time, each American was challenged to make time to help their neighbors, community, and nation through service. He called on each person to dedicate at least 4,000 hours – or two years – to service over the course of their lives.
LaWanna Bradford is a formidable force in entrepreneurship, a visionary leader, and a catalyst for change. With 30+ years of strategic expertise, she drives growth and market positioning for federal entities, private organizations, and aspiring entrepreneurs. As COO of The Bradford Group, a renowned mortgage brokerage, and Principal of The Bradford Group Consulting, an esteemed business management firm, LaWanna spearheads the industry revolution using a customer-centric perspective. If you are looking to take things to the next level, she is known to effectively guide businesses and entrepreneurs in adding zeros to their bottom line.
LaWanna has received high accolades including government award-winning financial analyst and strategic planning from government and private industries, 2023 NextGen Entrepreneur of the Year, and now a 2023 winner of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.
Recognized in major media outlets, LaWanna regularly appears on Cyrus Webb Presents Blog Talk, The Mortgage Voice, and Business Innovators national radio shows.
As a trailblazer and licensed Diversity Equity and Inclusion trainer, LaWanna has ventured into television production, launching three groundbreaking shows. Power of the Pen, Choose to Challenge, and Business & Financial Raw Talk enable LaWanna to amplify women’s voices, challenge restrictive societal norms, and inspire viewers to transform into their best selves.
She is a 5x best-selling author, international speaker, trainer, and philanthropist, who is on a mission to unleash the untapped potential of strategic thinking, empowering individuals to turn their dreams into reality. She advocates for positive transformation one strategy at a time. She believes that we are all gifted with divine genius and the time is now to be the change we wish to see in the world.