DR. Laine Powell


Belfort Park

Dr. Powell is the Founder and Executive Director of Tech Sassy Girlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented girls in middle and high school to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Taking on the challenge head-on of addressing the notable shortage of girls and women in STEM fields, Dr. Powell created the organization in 2012 to address the critical shortage of women and minorities being represented in high-tech STEM careers.

Dr. Powell has been recognized as one of Orlando Magazine’s 2020 Women of the Year, a Community Champion by the Orlando Magic and WESH 2 News, featured on PBS and NPR, received the Eagle Award from the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, the Spirit of Collaboration award from i4 Business Magazine, the National Philanthropy Day Diversity and Inclusion Award, WTS Central Florida Chapter Rosa Parks Diversity Leadership Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Deloris H. Oliver Service to Mankind Award and the Trailblazer Award from the University of Central Florida and a host of other community and professional awards.

In the community, Dr. Powell is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., serves on the board of WTS Central Florida Chapter, NAF IT and Engineering Academy and the Women’s Business Center at Seminole State College.

Dr. Powell received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida, Master of Education from the Pennsylvania State University, Master of Science in Management from the University of Central Florida and her doctorate in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Powell is excited to bring her years of entrepreneurial experience, drive, and business knowledge to The Legado Company.