Elegra Davis | 2018

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Elegra Davis – Why the Future Needs Your Life’s Purpose

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CEO of Davis Depositions, LLC
Loving, Creative, Intuitive

No one thought that Elegra Davis would one day rise to CEO status. As a 14-year-old pregnant teen in poverty, the adults in her life did not see much for her future. She had become a statistic and the odds were not in her favor. But Elegra knew there was more to her story. She believed that all life has meaning to power a future forward. Elegra learned to trust herself and her inner voice and to ignore the naysayers. Her path had many twists but she found her way. Elegra ultimately credits her success as an entrepreneur from the lessons she learned as a teen mother.

Elegra is a purpose-led entrepreneur and CEO of Davis Depositions, LLC, a digital court reporting firm serving all of Central Ohio and neighboring states. Her honors and recent work also include: -One of the youngest to receive the award of “1 of 12 Women You Should Know in Central Ohio,” by the national association, Women for Economic Leadership and Development. Each year WELD recognizes women who are high impact leaders within their organizations, support the leadership and development of others, give time, talent and resources to their community, and invest in the growth of other businesses. She is honored to share space within the small group containing notable women such as the Mayor’s wife, First Lady Shannon Ginther. -Congressional Recognition by Congresswoman Joyce Beatty on being recognized as a 2017 Woman WELDing the Way Calendar Honoree. – Selected Speaker for Microsoft’s National Entrepreneurship Week in both 2016 and 2017. – 2017 Selected Speaker for WELD National Conference on the topic: Outsmarting the Enemy of Innovation: Fear. -2018 Selected Speaker for WELD National Conference on topic: Exposing Success: Unlearning to Reveal Purpose. -2018 Conference Speaker for Ohio Bankers League. -2018 Conference Panelist for Healthcare Financial Management Association. -2018 Moderator for September Leadership Series at OSU Fawcett Center. -One of the first five Ohioans to receive national digital court reporter certification and is past appointed member of the Government Relations and Education Committees of the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers. -She has also authored articles in The Court Reporter Newsletter (trade industry newsletter), and authoring her first book, “Everything I Needed to Know as an Entrepreneur I Learned as a Teen Mother.”