Despite our proven leadership capabilities, and all that we bring to the table, black women are routinely underestimated, undervalued and overlooked. Black women are the Nation's MOST EDUCATED population and LEAD the Nation in SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP.
Queen Village LLC is dedicated to uplifting black women personally and professionally, from the inside out! Through professional development services, including interactive forums, resume critique and enhancement, as well as professional image and style consultations, we prepare women for entrepreneurial or career advancement.
Queen Village LLC also offers the unique component of addressing mental health, centered on routine self care, mental clarity, stability and self-actualization. promoting overall wellness. Having this component allows Queen Village LLC to promote overall wellness, empowering women as a whole!
We coordinate interactive forums and networking events, thus creating environments that allow us to build our Village and unite black women.
We are entrepreneurs, executives, daughters, wives, mothers and SISTERS! UNDOUBTEDLY, WE ARE SUCCESSFUL AT WHATEVER WE WANT TO BE.
Together, let's RISE, SHINE, & REIGN QUEENS!
Crystal D. Charley-Sibley, MBA, is Co-Founder of Queen Village, LLC, a women's empowerment crusader, entrepreneur, and prominent civil rights activist, elected to serve on both the State and Local levels of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). First and foremost, she is a wife and mother!
Having experienced a high-risk pregnancy, resulting in preeclampsia and emergency c-section, Crystal, is also a patient-advocate for black maternal health. As a result of this experience Crystal founded Melanin and Motherhood in 2017, creating a platform for black mothers to unify around their unique journey through motherhood. Advocacy is her life's work!
Crystal is a sought after speaker and panelist, discussing topics including women's empowerment, diversity and inclusion in leadership, black maternal health and healthcare equity for black women. She is also regularly invited to speak on and participate in panels focused on civil rights, civic engagement, as well as criminal justice reform.
As a civil rights activist, Crystal has established productive relationships with legislators and other community partners, creating "A seat at the table" to be a part of the "Solution."
Recognized for her commitment to civil rights, women’s empowerment and leadership, she has been the recipient of several awards, including, 2014 Southern Burlington County NAACP, Nelson B. Rivers, III Membership Excellence Awardee; 2015 New Jersey State Conference NAACP, Torch Bearer’s Award; 2017 The Prestige Society’s, Phenomenal Woman Award; 2017 Southern Burlington County NAACP Leadership Award; 2018 New Jersey State Conference NAACP, Branch of the Year Award; and 2019 Outstanding Woman of the Year Award for Community Service Award. In June 2019, Crystal was featured in the online publication, WWW.FRONTRUNNERNEWJERSEY.COM
Mrs. Charley-Sibley is a proud HBCU Alumnae of Delaware State University, having earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice. It was through the distinct experience of attending an HBCU that she recognized the value of maintaining a unified community of black and brown people. As Crystal describes it, “Delaware State University was a family united by cultural norms, varied backgrounds with similar experiences, limitless scholarly abilities, and a support system of one another that fueled our aspirations to succeed!”
Having furthered her education, Crystal went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Public Administration from Strayer University. Mrs. Charley-Sibley would go on to utilize her education and experiences to not only better position herself professionally, but also do what she could to make sure other black women were able to do the same.
Crystal’s personal mantra is the African Proverb, “It takes a village.” This Nigerian proverb conveys the African worldview that emphasizes the values of family relationships, parental care, self-sacrificing, concern for others, sharing, and even hospitality.
As a black woman, breaking barriers, building up and empowering other black women is a passion and always a priority for Crystal. She is intentional in reminding each of them that they are indeed QUEENS who must “Rise, Shine, and Reign!” It is this same passion, that lead Crystal to the co-founding of Queen Village, LLC.
Dr. April M. Piercy, is an Assistant Social Work Supervisor for the New Jersey Department of Corrections.
She was born in Harlem, New York on August 1, 1972. She graduated from Central Park East Secondary School in Harlem, NY in June 1991 and attended Savannah State University for 2 ½ years. After her attendance at Savannah State University, she attended and graduated from Thomas Edison State College in September 2006. April M. Piercy graduated from Capella University with her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in September of 2011. In addition, she obtained her Doctoral Degree in Studies in Advance Human Behavior from Capella University in March 2017.
While receiving her education, she has worked in several different capacities to assist individuals with various needs. April’s Human Services career spans over the course of 15 years where she worked as an Emergency Medical Technician, Outreach Coordinator, Substitute Teacher, Domestic Violence Educator, Group Home Manager, Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, Assistant Social Work Supervisor in Corrections, Adjunct Faculty, instructor for Adult Basic Education, and lecturer of African American Studies.
April M. Piercy volunteered as Secretary for the National Organization Against Domestic Violence where the central focus was on African American women. She performed her duties as Secretary from 2007-2008 for a grassroots program called The National Organization Against Domestic Violence for Women of Color. This program served to assist women of color with getting the necessary help to break the cycle of domestic violence. She has also worked closely with the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated in aiding and assisting young women in developing self-esteem and other qualities that will help throughout their development.
April currently serves as an Executive Board Member for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for the Southern Burlington County Branch #2106. In addition to her role as Secretary, she presently serves as the Membership Chair, a position she has held since December of 2015. April is also a proud member of The Order of the Eastern Star.
In 2015 April was the recipient of the Nelson B. Rivers, III Membership Excellence Award for the Southern Burlington County NAACP. On October 15, 2016 she was the recipient of the New Jersey State Conference NAACP 2016 Rosa Parks Secretary of the Year Award. April was recognized for her dedication, organization and exceptional skills in performance of her duties as Branch Secretary.
Her biggest accomplishment is being a Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Wife, Daughter and Best Friend.