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Founding My Way: GovLia

Lioness is teaming up with BlackTech Week to celebrate black female entrepreneurs in a special series for Black History Month titled, “Founding My Way: Celebrating Black Female Founders.”

NAME: Shakeia Kegler

AGE: 26

CITY/STATE: Fort Lauderdale, FL

INDUSTRY: GovTech

STARTUP: GovLia

WHAT THEY DO: GovLia allows small and diverse businesses to create one profile, one time to connect and sell to multiple local governments in a centralized online platform. 

WHO SHE IS: Shakeia Kegler is a Navy Veteran turned tech entrepreneur. While active duty military she gained experience in purchasing and compliance, and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. After her honorable discharge, Shakeia worked as a compliance and contract specialist in the government contracting department of a pharmaceutical company. Her experience in both roles led her to found GovLia in 2017.

MOTTO SHE LIVES BY: Never assume the answer’s no, always let them tell you.