As an inspirational speaker for women groups, Sandra Jolla challenges her audience to use God’s Word as the foundational basis for issues that face women. She is a native of Montgomery, Alabama where at an early age she began her walk in faith.
Professionally, she is a veteran business woman, retiring from IBM with over 31 years of sales & management experience. Currently serving as VP, National Sales Program Manager in financial services, her accolades and awards include IBM Distinguished Performer, Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas (MBGCT) “Leadership and Legacy honoree and ‘Hannah’ awardee; She and her husband received the “Spiritual Couple’ Award in 2013; Business Professional Woman of the Year- North Dallas Professional Business Women in 2005, and elected as an “Outstanding Woman” in the DFW area by the National Council of Negro Women, Minnie Winslow Page Section, April 2004; She is the 1st Black Woman to receive the ‘Key to the City’ of Greenville, Texas for city wide community and humanitarian involvement. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Married to Rev. Dr. Michael Angelo Jolla, she serves her congregation, The ‘Exciting” West End Baptist Church, San Antonio Texas, as Young Adult Bible Teacher, New Member Orientation curriculum developer and teacher, and Pastor’s wife. At the State Level she serves as Women Curriculum Developer and Instructor; and Debutante Director, MBGCT, Women & Girls’ Conference. Through her conviction, testimony and demonstrated ‘walk’ she is an inspiration to women who desire to have the Lord sit on the throne of their lives. They have two beautiful daughters, Brasha Jibrel (25) and Brianna Michelle (24).
Her motto is JOY! Jesus, Others, Yourself!