Alexia Doumbouya ’05 is passionate about giving others a hand.
As a student at Cal U, Doumbouya studied international business and economics, with a minor in leadership.
“I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it then, but I always knew I wanted to help people,” she says.
Since then, she’s found multiple ways of doing just that.
Today, she’s a busy mother of two who runs two businesses and helps her husband administer a third. She coordinates community outreach to women entrepreneurs and cohosts The Legacy Podcast Philly, a project that engages entrepreneurs and other leaders in discussions about business, issues faced by the African American community and faith.
After spending 12 years in corporate executive leadership and administrative roles, Doumbouya founded Milestone Pros LLC, a Philadelphia-based “professional evolution agency,” in 2017. As CEO, she connects small businesses with coaching, training and other resources.
She and her team help entrepreneurs identify opportunities to grow, and she relishes those moments when her clients say, “Oh, gosh, I didn’t even think about that.”
In fact, even in the midst of the pandemic, she saw opportunities for her clients to develop affordable virtual customer support infrastructure.
As she was researching new business opportunities for a client, Doumbouya discovered Walker’s Legacy, an organization that promotes the career advancement, skill sets and networks of multicultural women in business and women entrepreneurs.
Impressed, she reached out to volunteer. The organization, instead, asked her to take on a more substantial role.
In March, she became the Philadelphia city director for Walker’s Legacy, coordinating the organization’s outreach efforts at the local level.
Doumbouya is finding other ways to help women, too, including the recent launch of Cocobump.com, an initiative that helps to reduce racial disparities in maternal health.
“My biggest goal is to see all the different women in a diverse way be able to share resources, share services and help each other grow.”