Chanterria McGilbra, MBA is founder 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. The Foundation is supported by the first All Woman Car Show during Monterey Car Week and the first all-female Ferrari rally in the world. These fundraising events have been covered by over 100+ media outlets including Bloomberg, CBS, ABC, NBC, Haute Living, Huffington Post, MonacoLife, TurboM6 France, Restoration Garage and recently featured in Wall Street Journal as the number one story of 2020. She has met many luminaries such as race car driver Lyn St. James, Oprah Winfrey, and Mavis & Jay Leno.
Prior to founding Prancing Ponies, Chanterria received her BA from CSU Hayward and her MBA in Entrepreneurship from the International University of Monaco. After graduating, she was VP of a technology startup in Brussels, Belgium where she represented the only European company on the FTC’s online behavior targeting panel along with Yahoo, Microsoft, Google and Apple – her lone dissenting opinion is represented in the GDPR law passed in 2018. She then became the first employee of a startup biotech in the San Francisco Bay Area that went public.
She currently lives between Monaco and San Francisco where she holds the title of the first Black 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.