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Danielle Joyner

Session: Friday, September 28th, 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Breakout Session: Entrepreneurship – Support Your Own…Women in Business

Danielle Joyner is a McDonald’s Owner/Operator with 3 restaurants in the Jackson, Mississippi area. She is a 2007 graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where she received a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing from the Sybil C. Mobley School of Business and Industry. After graduation, Danielle relocated to Jackson, Mississippi to work and learn her family’s McDonald’s business and then soon after apply to become an approved franchisee. After intense trainingshe earned her first McDonald’s restaurant in 2009. She has since grown her business from one restaurant to three in the Jackson, Mississippi area. As a culmination to Danielle’s 9 year career as an official McDonald’s Owner/Operator, she was a 2018 recipient of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40  Business Person of the Year Award for 2018.

While training to be a business owner, Danielle developed a passion for volunteering in her local area and beyond. She became a member of The Junior League of Jackson and has served as a Board Member for The Mississippi Food Network, The First Tee of Central Mississippi and The Tom Joyner Foundation.  Each of her board appointments has been an opportunity to meet others in different business segments not only Mississippi, but also across the United States. Danielle’s organization and group volunteerism helps her to remember that more giving can be accomplished as a collective rather than attempting to give as an individual. Danielle keeps giving at the front of her mind each day because she truly understands that,” the secret to living is giving.”