Meet Our Founder

Dr. Shaunte’ McFarland, MAT, M.Ed, is a best-selling author, inspirational speaker, international women’s minister, educator and most importantly a wife and mother. In 2008, she founded Pretty in Pink to give hope to the students at an inner-city St. Louis charter school. Many young women found their purpose, direction and went on to lead successful lives while passing on the jewels gleaned from PIP circles. Now, she has extended this legacy to a unique group of young ladies-daughters of military families. Seeing the unique need of military families, in particularly girls, she hopes to give a remarkable, high quality, unforgettable experience to young ladies PIP will impact. She holds a bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, a dual master’s degree in Education and Teaching and an education certification from Harvard University. Growing up in a small southern town, she is a testament that there are no boundaries to how far faith, support and education can take you.