Gwendolyn Keyes Baker is an easy-going, laid back woman who loves Jesus! She's a mom of two amazing daughters, a ministry leader, entrepreneur and author with a wealth of wisdom to share. Gwen loves her family, traveling, good food and playing board games.
Her career spanned almost 30 years in state government and the nonprofit sector. In February 2019, she retired to fully pursue her long-time passion of entrepreneurship. Gwen and her daughter, Kristen, jointly run MD (Mother-Daughter) Publications, a Christian publishing company where passions become publications. She wrote her first book and an affirmations/gratitude journal - and released them in September 2019 - during a joint book release with her daughter.
In collaboration with another business partner, they also run the Ujamaa Collective - a print on demand business specializing in t-shirts, mugs, and other promotional items. She is also an Independent Consultant with Mary Kay.
In February 2021, tapped into her passion/Kindgom assignment, and founded the TreasureHer Network, an initiative dedicated to empowerment opportunities for women. The TreasureHer Network is based on II Corinthians 4:7 with the mission of helping women 'mine' the amazing 'treasure' God has deposited within.
She has an undergraduate degree in Social Welfare from SC State University and a Master of Arts in Human Behavior and Conflict Management from Columbia College (SC).