Our Mission

The Ladies Lounge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian organization and ministry dedicated to the empowerment and development of women. We were founded in January of 2015 in Huntsville, AL by Sherelle Gilbert and Jewell Taylor who saw a need in the community for women to connect and serve. We were blessed to expand in 2017 to Los Angeles, CA, and in 2019 to Washington, DC/Maryland, which are our current chapter locations. Our mission is to connect women to their purpose through community outreach and self-development. We believe that true purpose comes through serving others in Christ.


Our Leaders

Creating an Empowering Place for Women

Jewell Taylor

Co-Founder, Los Angeles Leader

Jewell Taylor is a wife, mother, counselor and realtor from Los Angeles, CA. She has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work. Because Jewell has struggled with her own insecurities and heartaches, she believes that with the right tools and skills all women can overcome and be healed.

Shari Myles

DC Leader

Shari Myles serves as a website content and email marketing specialist at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She has a Bachelor’s in English: Professional Writing and a her Master’s in Public Relations/Corporate Communications. Shari is the founder of Polished Publicity, a media relations firm specializing in beauty and lifestyle brands. Shari has a longstanding passion for community service and women’s empowerment