Chevonne Harris Crafts Success Through Gratitude and Purposeful Relationships

Chevonne Harris
Chevonne Harris

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Name: Chevonne Harris
Age: 35
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Profession: Founder & CEO of ThriveIN and Strategy Director at Ologie
Neighborhood: Blacklick
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toledo and a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University
Favorite local spots in Columbus: There’s so many! High Bank Distillery (love the nachos), Marvin’s Restaurant & Lounge (always order the lemon pepper wings), The Good Kitchen (try the fried fish and mac n’ cheese), the Columbus Downtown Library (great for fostering creativity), Hoover Dam for a stair workout and Easton Town Center…because who doesn’t love a little (or a lot) of shopping.
Community Involvement: Communications Advisory Board at Franklin University
Words to live by: “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
Connect: LinkedIn | Instagram

At 35, Chevonne Harris is a powerhouse in Columbus, serving as the Founder & CEO of ThriveIN and Strategy Director at Ologie. Her career trajectory has been a captivating journey, transitioning from a dream of becoming a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist to a marketing and brand strategist who embraced entrepreneurship, launching ThriveIN during the pandemic.

Gratitude fuels Chevonne’s mornings, appreciating each day’s opportunity and the chance to impact Black women through ThriveIN. As a brand strategist, the excitement of creating and collaborating motivates her throughout the week, supported by her unwavering faith, exercise routine, and a dash of Beyoncé.

Guided by transformative relationships and valuable advice, Chevonne emphasizes intentional connections, commitment to promises, brand predictability, and discretion in sharing dreams. To unwind, she takes Jill Scott’s advice with long walks, indulges in travel, movie nights, and live music.

Columbus holds a special place in Chevonne’s heart, with favorite spots like High Bank Distillery, Marvin’s Restaurant & Lounge, The Good Kitchen, Columbus Downtown Library, Hoover Dam for workouts, and Easton Town Center for shopping.

As a child, Chevonne envisioned herself as a writer, finding solace and confidence in words. Currently, she enjoys the podcast “Ratchet & Respectful” by Demetria L. Lucas and is reading “The Urgent Life” by Bozoma Saint John.

Being chosen for the Next Up Columbus award validates Chevonne’s impactful work, recognizing her contribution to Columbus’s fabric alongside other talented individuals. For her, the pulse of Columbus is vibrant, filled with passionate disruptors, innovators, creatives, and leaders shaping a more equitable and thriving city. Chevonne takes pride in being part of this movement, contributing to building a stronger community and fostering new ideas in Columbus.

The Next Up Columbus Awards highlight emerging leaders who are connectors and ambassadors in central Ohio and who are making a positive impact on the future of Columbus. The Columbus Young Professionals Club would like to offer special thanks to our 2023 co-presenters, Discover Financial, Ohio Dominican University and Quantum Health for their support of this year’s awards program. Meet the entire “Class of 2023” »


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