Creative Strategy at The byDesign Network
Valante M. Grant is the founder of The byDesign Network. She has built a network that encompasses media, audio/video production, graphic design, and training. As a Creative Strategist, Valante uses her network to empower people creatively build better lives.
The Sanctuary Academy: A committed biblical scholar and teacher, Valante hosts a weekly Sunday School class (over 250,000 viewers) via The Sanctuary Academy YouTube Channel. As Executive Producer, she oversees filming, editing, and quality assurance.
TED Conferences: An active member of the TED community, Valante is a TEDx event organizer and Speaker. She organized TEDxBolingbrook Women and hosted TED Opening Night, TED Prize and TED Highlights events for the TED Cinema initiative in Naperville, Illinois.
Union Gospel Press: A passionate writer, Valante writes for the Expositor Illuminator, Adult, Young Adult and Teacher publications. Valante authored 4 feature articles (including the cover) for the inaugural edition of the pre-teen take-home papers.
SCORE: Valante is a Certified SCORE Mentor and member of the Fox Valley Chapter. Her areas of expertise include video production for business and social media for business.
The Evolution: Inspired by Valante's special guest appearance on Oprah Winfrey's LifeClass (during the debut week) this is a platform to provide inspiration and motivation through blog posts, videos and workshops. She also conducts interviews and shares inspiring stories. Valante has presented 2 workshops at the Black Women’s Expo: The Evolution of the Black Woman in America and The Evolved Singled Parent.
Valante is committed to mentoring young people academically, socially and spiritually. She has served as a career mentor for Proviso Math and Science Academy in Maywood, Illinois and Metropolitan Family Services on Chicago’s Southside. Her philosophy is that every human being is one of God’s designer originals. She uses her creativity to design a life that fulfills her purpose and helps others reach their destiny. Valante resides in the Chicago metropolitan area. Her inspiration is her daughter, Vanyce.