FOUNDER . . .
Victoria B. Edwards is founder and CEO of Edwards Etiquette. As a civility and etiquette expert, Edwards Etiquette has taught dining protocol at recreation and community centers, athletic clubs, and libraries as part of numerous youth initiatives, after school and summer programs throughout the Metropolitan Detroit area for over 20 years. Although a native Detroiter, she was raised in a very southern home by her grandparents where a young girl was taught from birth to have good manners. She learned how to set a table, how to look an adult in the eye and say, "Please" and "Thank you", and to always write a thank you card. As an honor student, studied ballet, and earned attendance to music, dance and arts camps, competed in pageants, attended tea parties, balls, cotillions and was presented to Detroit society as a Cotillion Club Debutante.
Ms. Edwards is a graduate of the Emily Post Institute where she received certification in Children's Etiquette Programing and currently serves as Membership Director of the National Association of Urban Etiquette Professionals (NAUEP).
Ms. Edwards works with and has volunteered her time and resources to children's organizations and causes throughout the Detroit area through her memberships in various organizations. Some such are as follows: the North End Youth Improvement Council which provides winter clothing for Christmas for over 2,800 low income children, the Junior League of Detroit which is focused on improving the lives of children and families in the City of Detroit, The Detroit Association of Women's Clubs, and through service on various Boards, committees and/or community task forces.
Ms. Edwards also delivers corporate training on topics such as civility, business etiquette, communication, personal branding, and image management through customized programs, workshop/retreat facilitation and one-on-one consulting. She routinely partners with individuals and organizations to instill necessary confidence, training and professional awareness in adults to better represent themselves and their organizations.
Ms. Edwards has received numerous awards and professional recognition for leadership and civic services, been featured in Who's Who in Black Detroit for 6 years, was selected as "Woman of the Year" by the National Association of Professional Women and promoted to Honorary Lieutenant of the United States Army for her commitment to voluntarism and community service.
Victoria B. Edwards is a proud Detroit Public Schools alumna of Custer Elementary, Longfellow Middle and Renaissance High Schools. She earned Bachelor degrees in Business and History from Marygrove College and resides in the Historic Boston Edison District of Detroit, Michigan.