Our Story

In 1994, Likesha Morgan Tillman established Women of Virtue Elevating and Nurturing (W.O.V.E.N), a nonprofit organization designed to teach young women (ages 13-16) the importance of character development, integrity, personal responsibility, and independence. Through structured mentorship and regular programming, W.O.V.E.N. operated from 1994 until 2004, after which Mrs. Tillman took time off to allow the vision to expand.After several years of planning, Mrs. Tillman restructured the organization in 2015, naming it Always a Lady (AAL) and extending its mission and vision to serve a larger population. Recognizing the benefits of having her own community of support, Tillman convened a leadership team of 12 young ladies from diverse backgrounds to serve as the core of AAL – a community of women supporting women…on purpose!