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Noni is the inspiring founder of The Diva Movement, a business and leadership development organization for women. The rapid growth of this organization, is a result of her gift to nurture the strengths and passions of women.

With a passion for uplifting and encouraging women, Noni Banks founded The DIVA Movement with the mission of empowering, inspiring and motivating women to thrive.

Founded in 2012, The Diva Movement was created to provide support, tools and resources to help women succeed.  Noni has created a diverse community of women who are taking their lives to new levels by being women of purpose and action.

“The difference between who you are and what you want to become, is what you do.” Noni Banks

Noni is known for building relations, expanding community connections and advancing the mission of organizations including Mothers Against Drunk Driving and HandsOn Central Ohio., where she served as Senior Victim Advocate and Director.  She is a nationally recognized and accomplished community organizer, trainer and professional development professional. Noni was the co-founder and coordinator of one of Columbus’ largest back to school event which provided free school supplies to over 15,000 children. 

Noni was selected as one of the 2017  Smart 50  Top Executive Awards for Central Ohio by Smart Business. She was also recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Increase Community Development Corporation in 2011.  Noni is very active in the community and is a member of The National Coalition of 1oo Black Women, Central Ohio Chapter.   She also serves on the Women’s Service Board for the Martin Luther King Arts Complex. Noni has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Otterbein University.  Noni is a wife and mother of four boys, two bonus sons and two bonus daughters.

Learn more about events and how you can get involved at thedivamovement.org