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K.I.S.H Magazine Exclusive Interview with Antonia Reason

KISH: Tell us about you.

I am a licensed Minister, CEO of Women of Reason, Inc., Superintendent in Juvenile Justice, Author, Realtor and Health Coach. In 2020, I was honored as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women: In 2019, I was a recipient of New York City’s 40 under 40 award. I have been happily married for 15 years and I have an amazing daughter. I love fashion and empowering women to reach their full potential.

KISH: What is your dream and how will accomplishing your dream benefit you and others?

Antonia Reason: My dream is to minister to hundreds of thousands of women throughout the world; I will continue to inspire them to live prayerfully, humbly, faithfully and victoriously. We are all given 24 hours in a day; I want them to take advantage of our time and shoot for the stars. I will greatly benefit from my dream because it is my passion. Leading women to their destiny keeps me driven. It is my purpose. I know it will benefit others because I am a walking testimony. I know what God has done for me he has and will do for others. He will make the impossible possible. No greater feeling like be fulfilled in life.

KISH: Who or what inspired you to pursue this dream?

Antonia Reason: My daughter and my line of work has inspired me. Being a mother and working with teens for nearly two decades has given me an opportunity to see that great need! I know that my influence can lead many to change their mindset and make better decisions. Life is limitless.

KISH: What challenges have you encountered while pursuing your dream?

Antonia Reason: Not always being consistent and not knowing when to say no. In life we sometimes can take on more than we can chew. I struggled for many years with balance and consistency. Once I mastered the two it w

KISH: Please provide final thoughts/advice for others by finishing this sentence… dream.

Antonia Reason Biography

Antonia Reason is a certified Life Coach as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Women of Reason, INC. She serves and empowers many young women and teens by applying her diverse leadership experience in juvenile justice, law, customer service, real estate, mentoring and entrepreneurship. She is also the Superintendent of a Juvenile Detention Center in Maryland. As the youngest warden in the State of Maryland, Antonia develops, implement, and administer juvenile justice policies and procedures based on sound management practices, evidence-based techniques, and relevant local, State, and Federal laws and guidelines. Antonia began her career in law enforcement at the age of 22. She diligently earned promotions and rose through the ranks, from Corrections Sergeant, Correctional Lieutenant, and Administrative Lieutenant, to Captain, Assistant Superintendent and as of 2015, Superintendent. In these positions, she has developed a multitude of short- and long-term objectives and programs for detained youth in conjunction with other stakeholders like judges and the senior management teams.

Skilled in juvenile correctional facilities operations, program and policy development, as well as operations management, Antonia is a results-driven, dedicated, and highly accomplished leader who is passionate about giving women and teens opportunities and resources to achieve their future professional goals. She utilizes her life experiences as well as her extensive professional training background to provide supportive mentoring services to adolescent girls and young women to empower them with confidence and conviction about their own skills and aspirations. However, Antonia’s desire to serve does not end with her professional occupation. She is actively involved in various civil and charitable organizations. She currently serves on the Disproportionate Minority Contact Council Board and has been certified by The Virginia Commonwealth University for Executive Leadership. She is an active volunteer member of The Howard County Public Schools, NAACP, ALPFA (Association of Latino Professional For America) and American Correctional Association. Her specialty working with the delinquent female population has afforded her the chance to become certified as a Human Trafficking Trainer. She is also proficient in career development, entrepreneurial endeavors, and programs catered toward women’s leadership and development. Antonia has demonstrated exceptional leadership and is devoted to making a difference through public service, as well as through forming personal connections with all those she interacts with.

For her accomplishments and public service in the community, Antonia has appeared on Viacom television (VH1) and has been featured in Black Enterprise magazine. She is also an author and recently released her first book titled, A Reason to Win (A Women’s Guide for Success in The Correctional Field). Recognizing that working in the correctional field can be difficult, especially for women, Antonia uses person l  anecdotes to offer guidance for women aspiring to succeed in  the correctional field by providing a wide range of advice including tips on networking, warnings about complacency, working with the opposite gender, and supervising the female population.

Antonia Reason: Big and never settle! Complacency can lead to unhappiness. We all are all uniquely created and blessed with gifts and talents. Tap into them and live a life full of abundance.

Last modified: March 26, 2021