BIBO Awards Founder/President
Traci S. Campbell is a social entrepreneur, public speaker, author, radio host, IT consultant and founder of two organizations, the C.H.A.M.P. Community Project and the Beauty In / Beauty Out (BIBO) Awards. The C.H.A.M.P. Community Project is a 501(c)(3) organization which aims to provide mental and emotional support education to single parents and their children and teens. The BIBO Awards seek to recognize dynamic women demonstrating leadership in their communities and celebrate “real role models”.
Traci is the product of a struggling single mother and as a teen and young adult, this lovely young lady worked as a print model and as a hostess of a formal dining room at a prestigious hotel that allowed her to help her mother pay the bills as they struggled to make ends meet. Despite the perceived "glamour" of these jobs, Traci still experienced periods of low self-esteem and low self-confidence just as many young women experience today. It wasn't until she encountered mentors and role models in her professional career that she overcame these issues. Recalling this period in her young life and seeing the same issues rear their ugly heads even more in today’s young women, through her work with C.H.A.M.P. Community project, Traci developed the BIBO Awards to shed light on what REAL beauty is and at the same time, celebrate incredible women who are the TRUE role models for young women to emulate today. The BIBO Awards have honored women such as Illinois State Senator Iris Martinez (first Latina Assistant Majority Leader); Shea Vaughn (master trainer, founder of SheaNetics ®, mother of actor Vince Vaughn); Barbara Niven (actress ‘One Life to Live’, ‘Cedar Cove’); Dayna Roselli (CBS News Anchor, Las Vegas) and many others.
After 13 years of serving as her mother’s caregiver while building her IT and consulting career, Traci lost her mother to heart disease in 2007. Growing up dealing with her mother’s depression and personal struggles, this dynamic young woman was led to author the C.H.A.M.P. Within Program, a book and interactive workbook program designed to help teens and single parents overcome the mental and emotional challenges and roadblocks they often face. Currently, the C.H.A.M.P. Within Program is in Chicago, IL; Carrollton, GA; and Nairobi, Kenya.
Traci is a dynamic talent and is the host of a podcast radio show, “Inside Out w/ Traci S. Campbell”. She has interviewed the likes of: veteran actors Harrison Page (Law & Order, CSI, JAG, Grey’s Anatomy), and Tippi Hedren (Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” and “Marnie”, mother of actress Melanie Griffith) and Dee Wallace (“ET: The Extra-terrestrial”, “The Howling”, “General Hospital”). Recording artists such as Chilli of the Grammy Award winning group, TLC. VH1 stars Valery Otiz (“Hit the Floor”) and politicians such as Senator Donzella James of Georgia. The tagline of the show is: “A prescription for a better YOU!” where she conducts celebrity interviews, highlight people helping communities throughout the US, and an expert panel that addresses a myriad of topics affecting teens and families including relationships, health and wellness and business topics.
Currently, Traci and her team are launching “green” programs initiatives to better educate communities about health, wellness, and environmental impacts that affect ALL of our futures.
More information about C.H.A.M.P. and BIBO Tour can be found at www.champcommunityproject.org and www.biboawards.com. Her podcast show is aired on iTunes and can be found on her website at www.traciscampbell.com.