Na’Diah Smith

Na’Diah Smith 

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Na’Diah graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She also obtained a Master of Business Administration from Jackson State University.  She resides in Dallas, TX and is currently a Sr. Associate, at KPMG with experience as a Technology Services Program Manager/ ScrumMaster for a top-ranking retail electric provider in Texas., Program Cost Scheduling and Control, Business Analyst, and several years of experience in the insurance industry.  

With a flourishing corporate career and in the best physical shape of my life, her world would suddenly change! On March 28, 2016, at the age of 33,  Na’Diah was diagnosed with Breast Cancer after an excisional biopsy.  She became a young, active, health-conscious woman with no family history of Breast Cancer searching for answers.  

Na’Diah’s journey revealed her passion and true purpose. She’s evolved from simply surviving to thriving as a Breast Cancer advocate and promote awareness through speaking engagements, social media, radio and television broadcast, involvement in organizations and initiatives such as For the Breast of Us BCAM Baddies #whenyouseeus campaign forcing a new narrative for young, diagnosed women of color, featured in the FTBOU acclaimed book, In One Word, asking WOC to define their breast cancer experience in one word, participation in Susan G Komen survivor stories spotlight, Sisters Network of Dallas, Thrive Gang organization Thankful Thursday Spotlight, Painted Pink for Breast Cancer IG Takeover participant, named 2019 Glamorous Conquer by the Pink Peppermint Project, was featured in the 2019 and 2020 Nationwide Ulta Beauty partnership with BCRF, Gorgeous Way to Give campaign, and currently services as a ANGEL advocate, Clinical Trials Advisory Committee (CTAC) member, and Trainer for Tigerlily Foundation as well as a  For the Breast of Us Baddie Ambassador.  

Na’Diah strives to use her voice to bring awareness to a disease impacting WOC at disproportionate rates, stand in the gap for young women diagnosed under the age of 40 as proof Breast Cancer does not discriminate, expose healthcare & health disparities impacting underrepresented demographics and educate our communities.