EP005 – Miara Shaw – Bust A Move

It was no easy task to be a wife, raise a family of four, climb the ranks of corporate America as one of the nation’s few African-American female natural gas traders, and start a successful business. Yet for Miara Shaw, “The Maven,” there was little doubt that it could be done. “Focus, Balance and Execution” became her mantra as she worked toward a formula that made having this lifestyle both possible and probable. At the crux of Miara’s formula remains her very simple philosophy – Don’t just be busy, be intentional!

Miara Shaw is the Founder of the Maven Business Academy as well as an empowerment speaker, author and coach.  She has taken her 15 years of execution as a trader and created strategies to help women move from “Stuck to Execution”.  She calls this execution BAM (Bust A Move)!  By receiving coaching with the Maven Business Academy women are inspired as leaders and empowered to leverage the power they already possess to create their desired lifestyle and live it with balance.
Miara describes a Maven as a Savvy | Sassy | Successful woman.  A Maven skillfully shares her knowledge with others, she knows her worth and looks her best, and she creates the lifestyle she desires.  It is the Maven’s Way!

Miara was named one of the elite to be included in Who’s Who in Black Houston 2013 and was the 2013 Programming Committee Co-Chair for the National Black MBA Association.  She is also a nonprofit board member for When and Where I Enter which empowers Afro-Latina women and girls to improve the quality of their lives through meaningful socio-economic participation.  Miara serves as a ministry leader for Mosaic Women’s Ministry of St. John’s UMC of Houston, TX.