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Tameika Isaac Devine

Mar 09, 2020 03:44PM ● By Kiki Wooley

Tameika Isaac Devine is a wife, mother, attorney, elected official, entrepreneur, speaker, author, and certified personal and executive coach. First elected in 2002 at the age of 29, Devine is currently in her fifth term on council and currently in her third year serving as mayor pro tem. Mrs. Devine is the first African American female to serve on City Council and the first African- American to be elected At-Large in 2002.  

Devine's leadership has been recognized nationally. She was recognized in Governing Magazine as a Women in Government, and she serves on the board of the National League of Cities and as a member of the boards for Women in Municipal Government, the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials and South Carolina Women in Leadership.   

Devine is an advocate for women in leadership and just released her second book, "Think Like a CEO, Act Like a Mom: The Pursuit of Work Life Integration," where she shares the perfect blend of sage advice and personal anecdotes to explain how working moms can truly have it all.