ORLANDO – JaVonne Williams, the CEO and owner of three companies and the co-host of a popular podcast, is a mover and shaker who hails from Clewiston. She was recently announced as the Black Women Handling Business (BWHB) nominee, for Women in For Profit Business.
Among her many accomplishments, Williams is a graduate of Broward Community College where she earned her Associate of Arts concentration in Data Processing Management. She attended Florida A&M University where she received a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems. She went on to George Washington University to earn a Master’s Certification in Project Management.
“JaVonne’s company and professional footprint crosses over five industries: Transportation, Construction, Real Estate, Hospitality and Information Technology,” Gina Cotton, who made the announcement regarding Williams’s nomination. “As CEO and Founder of GOGO Party Bus Central Florida, JaVonne has been deemed the first African American women owned Party Bus in the Central Florida area. GOGO Party Bus originated in the Atlanta area and currently operates in three states, Georgia, North Carolina and now Florida. JaVonne brought the GOGO Party Bus franchise to Central Florida, to share a fun and exciting ride for all ages and all events & occasions.”
According to their website, BWHB’s are “like-minded women champion each other’s dreams, raise standards of excellency, and believe in each other’s ability to make the impossible -- possible.” Cotton is the facilitator of the BWHB group, she launched the BWHB Awards in 2019.
“In addition to owning GOGO Party Bus Central Florida, JaVonne also owns a Construction Management Company set to begin operations mid 2020,” Cotton continued. “JaVonne wants to use this business to bridge the gap of minority men and women seeking a career in the construction industry. JaVonne discovered this niche from a professional training with a major local construction company, where there was a shortage of minority suppliers and vendors working and/or providing services in the construction industry. Leveraging her construction management company, One of JaVonne’s aspirations is to work with minority high school students to introduce them to the Construction Industry from the senior executive level perspective.”
The multi-talented Williams is also a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, who created Vested Real Estate Company.
“Understanding owning property is one of her primary approaches for closing in on the generational wealth gap, added Cotton, “Currently, JaVonne has a large commercial project in flight, which will be used to meet some of the affordable housing shortage in the Central Florida area.”
In her spare time, Williams is the co-host of a podcast known as ”Two Chics in the City, an Entrepreneurial Journey“ The podcast is focused on helping small business owners. Podcast guests share their triumphs and work to find solutions to common problems.