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 alwaysknew I wanted to help people,” she says.  

Since then, she’s found multiple ways of doing just that. 

Today, she’s a busy mom 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.

Doumbouya is finding other ways to help women, too, including through, an initiative that helps to reduce racial disparities in maternal health.

“My biggest goal is to see all the different women in adiverse way be able to share resources, share services and help each othergrow.”