Chanterria McGilbra, MBA is founder and creator of Prancing Ponies Foundation 501(c)3, Rally and Car Show which ‘Creates Women Leaders One Girl at a Time’ through Leadership Acceleration Academies for 3rd year STEM girls. Chanterria created all of the curriculum for the Academies, recruited and setup the board of directors, setup all legal and financial systems including automating feeds between QuickBooks, constant contact, and donor perfect thanks to all of her technical prowess as a self-taught programmer during her undergraduate studies at CSU Hayward.
The Foundation is supported by two first of its kind fundraisers: Prancing Ponies All Female Ferrari Rally and the Prancing Ponies All-Woman Car Show during Monterey Car Week. The Car Show is the first car show Carmel-by-the-Sea approved during Monterey Car Week in over 10 years which took a fierce political battle with city council members but she won.
Her car show started with only 25 cars but had over 1500+ spectators along with Lyn St. James – first woman professional race car driver to win Indy 500. The second year of the car show brought in 46 cars and 3K+ spectators. Chanterria was recognized at the Gala of Auto Legends, she has honored Lyn St. James with the Prancing Ponies Legendary Leader Award and will be featured on Restoration Garage episode 5 in February 2019. Her first all woman Ferrari rally was covered by over 38+ media outlets in one weekend – more coverage than Fortune 100 companies receive in a year. The following year she made history in Europe with the same rally and added being the first all-woman rally to park in front of the Monte Carlo Casino to her 3 world records.
Chanterria has successfully created a brand from nothing…she has done all of the marketing, PR, and Social/Digital marketing (with over 2K+ reached each week), and created the website, all content and has received a worldwide trademark for the Prancing Ponies brand and logos.
Chanterria has been interviewed multiple times by all major news media in the US and Europe including: Bloomberg, CBS, ABC, NBC, Haute Living, Huffington Post, MonacoLife, Figaro Paris and she has met Oprah Winfrey, Mavis & Jay Leno, and Eve.
Prior to founding Prancing Ponies, Chanterria was the first employee of a startup biotech in the San Francisco Bay Area where she and the CEO were the only 2 employees for the first year securing the title of the 3rd largest privately funded biotech in the US with a 45M Series A. She managed all operations of the biotech including creating and scheduling roadshows, managing BOD meetings, clin ops, corporate ops, opening our first bank account, naming the company and building out all offices space which are currently in use today.
She was the only student in her MBA graduating class that walked across the stage with a degree and a job as VP of a technology startup in Brussels, Belgium where she lived and worked for 1 year. After representing the only European company on the FTC’s online behavior targeting panel along with Yahoo, Microsoft, Google and Apple – her lone dissenting opinion is now represented in the GDPR law passed in 2018. She then returned to the US and secured the largest account for the company leading to their buyout later in the year.
Chanterria then began to follow her dreams to ‘save the world’ through nonprofits by starting her own consultant company as Chief Consulting Officer of LeRevinu Enterprises. Before receiving her MBA at the International University of Monaco, Chanterria lead over 325 events at McKesson, and was a technology leader at Kaiser Permanente, Charles Schwab’s eSchwab Brokerage, and Arthur Andersen where she was the youngest and the only woman of color in leader roles.
She currently lives between Monaco and San Francisco where she holds the title of the first African American Women to buy a Ferrari in Northern California and to relax she enjoys racing her Ferrari named ‘Coco’, participating in European and US rallies, and dancing – her favorite past time since graduating from San Francisco School of the Arts High School.