Magalie Yacinthe

Magalie, an alumnus of Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, is a conscious entrepreneur and community leader that has a a passion for social enterprises. Her motivation for SO-IN Forsyth is deeply rooted in creating a local bio-economy with a circular model that benefits all people.

This is essential to the core of who Magalie is. She started YES- Yacinthe Event Services, a cost effective event strategy and solutions firm- because she recognized that nonprofits didn't have the capital to pay big firms what they needed to accomplish successful programming and carry out their missions. Magalie serves as Interim Executive Director and Board Chairwoman of HUSTLE, an organization dedicated to leveling the playing field for entrepreneurs with a focus on women, people of color, and marginalized business districts.

Magalie also sits on the Board of Directors for Forsyth Futures and the Delta Fine Arts Center, and is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem. She serves in advisory roles for local startups, The Feeling Friends and The Dream School. Magalie is a member of the Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In 2018, the City Council and the Human Relations Commission honored Magalie as a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award.

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