AVB is PROUD to announce that former Mrs. International 2021 Queen Mrs. Yolanda Stennett will be rejoining our AVB2023 Ambassador Line-Up. J.Crew. Eddie Bauer. Macy’s. GAP. MTV. WE: Women’s Entertainment. TLC. These are just a few of the places where you may have previously seen Yolanda Stennett, Mrs. International 2021, who was also the first female in-stadium co-host for Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals. “Mentoring: By Any Means Necessary” is Mrs. Stennett’s platform as she has served her community as a youth mentor for over twenty years. She currently serves as the Program Director for the Daughters With a Purpose mentoring program, a position in which she is responsible for creating programming that benefits both the mentees and mentors within the organization and the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Additionally, she serves on the executive board of directors with the Center for Abused Persons of Charles County, is an active CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Foster Youth), has been the varsity cheerleading coach for the past ten years, and serves as the school system’s representative to the Maryland State High School Cheerleading Committee. Mrs. Stennett also holds TESOL and TEFL certifications for Teaching English as a Second Language and works part-time as an ESL teacher. Yolanda is an advocate for STEM education, has earned six college degrees, and has worked in the telecommunications construction industry since 1999. Mrs. Stennett is currently in Washington, DC / Baltimore market program director for a nationwide firm that provides engineering and construction services for the four major wireless carriers in the United States. As the only female program director for her market, it is extremely important to Yolanda to continue to educate and advocate for opportunities for women in STEM.
Additionally, Mrs. Stennett is an entrepreneur within the fashion and beauty industry working for global brands Senegence and Savvi. As a firm believer that representation matters, Mrs. Stennett will use her year of service to continue to advocate the importance of mentoring in an effort to close the mentoring gap for young people, educate them on cultural understanding and acceptance, and promote body positivity and self-acceptance. Yolanda has dedicated her life to awareness of these issues and in fact, she and her vision were the subjects of a WE: Women’s Entertainment channel documentary in 2005 titled, “Chasing the Crown.” When asked how she gets it all done and stays healthy, she says “it all starts with your attitude!”