Updated: Jul 28, 2021
The Community Crusader, Self Care Influencer, and Sexual Health Educator, Ashley N. Browning, is a native daughter of Dayton OH. She is an advocate for the vulnerable, underserved and forgotten. Through her non-profit organization, SoLoved, started in 2013 she has been able to physically, emotionally and spiritually empower the local Dayton community through outreach initiatives. The organizations focal scripture, John 3:16, For God SO LOVED the world that HE gave…; empowers Ashley daily, to give when it’s not convenient and consistently display selflessness through adversity.
To encourage an entrepreneur, is to revitalize a community; freedom through entrepreneurship is one of Ashley’s greatest passions. In 2017, she branded her business acumen, and expertise to establish Browning Enterprises, LLC. Browning Enterprises is a consulting firm focused on empowerment through resume and website building, and most importantly LLC and 501C3 creation. The firm is committed to assisting individuals and businesses reach their long-term goals, while promoting growth pragmatically.
Most recently, Ashley challenged herself to vibrate on a higher frequency in every area of her life. On her journey to live holistically, mind, body and soul she wanted to create a space for other black women to do the same. Self Care Ain’t Selfish, was birthed out of a need to promote wholeness, awareness and education around self-care. Self Care Ain't Selfish is a statement of empowerment and realization meant to inspire you to care for yourself and operate from a place of overflow rather than depletion. Ashley is leading the charge of Self Care as a lifestyle, rather than a fleeting action. In her newest endeavor, She’s Selfish, Ashley seeks to continue to Empower through Self Care Coaching.
Professionally, Ashley serves as Project Manager at Wright State University, through the Substance Abuse Resources and Disability Issues department. She facilitates projects based out of two local universities and addresses behavioral health risks and prevention. As a prevention educator, she provides resources, substance abuse counseling, HIV/AIDS, and Hepatitis C prevention training. She also coordinates and conducts HIV and HEP C Testing to inform and protect the community.
As an advocate of education, Ashley received her BA in Criminal Justice from Kentucky State University, a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Kentucky and certification in Chemical Dependency from Union College. Most recently, she completed a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Administration from Wright State University.
The community of Dayton, OH and all who have been blessed by Ashley are in celebration of her amazing and inspiring work. She has received countless awards from prestigious community organizations and has previously served on the boards of multiple Non-Profit Organizations.
Most notably, she was recently inducted as one of the 40 under 40 from Kentucky State University and the Dayton Business Journal.
When asked what continues to motivate Ashley to serve her community, she notes the legacy of her grandfather, Harry C. Browning.