Canisha Cierra Turner

Public Speaker in North Carolina

Canisha Cierra Turner

Public Speaker in North Carolina

Canisha Cierra Turner is the true definition of extraordinary. She has been on stage since the age of 2 and enjoys motivational speaking and all things media and entertainment. She is a 14 year pageant veteran (retired after winning her largest title: 2009 Grand International Dream Girls USA Supreme Queen in St. Louis, MO) and a renowned baton twirling champion. Turner is the founder of Shining Stars Illuminating the World Baton Troupe, a program that allows girls to engage in community events, and attend workshops on self-esteem and polishing techniques on "How to Be a Lady."

The success of Shining Stars and other service endeavors garnered her recognition by superstar Janet Jackson for the 2011 Janet Jackson 20under20 Extraordinary Youth Award in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Her service extends beyond native soil for she has traveled to Ghana, West Africa to donate books to village schools in Kumasi, Ho, Accra, Elmina, and Cape Coast. She is an alumna of North Carolina A&T State University and had the pleasure of serving as the 2013-2014 Student Government Association President which placed her at the center of the student body as the direct liaison between the administration, students, and the University of North Carolina system. She enjoyed working with her board and other leaders to create forums and legislation for the student body and the university. During her term, she wrote her own speeches, was interviewed heavily by the media, conducted monthly radio spots entitled "Talks with Madame President", and served on the Board of Trustees. Overall, her greatest joy was representing over 10,600 outstanding students as their drum major change.

Canisha Cierra has spoken to audiences all over the United States of America as a motivational speaker. Her speeches are inspirational, encouraging audiences to think, "Who Am I Not to Be?" She has spoken along-side greats such as Jeff Johnson, the honorable Andrew Young, Omarosa, Malik Yoba, Tatyana M. Ali, among others.

She recently graduated from Wake Forest University with her Master of Arts in Management and is currently working in the media industry as an Account Executive with FOX8/WGHP. Canisha Cierra is a Lady of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

  • Work
    • FOX 8
  • Education
    • North Carolina A&T State University
    • Wake Forest University