Erika R. McCall
Erika McCall has been described as intelligent, diligent and kind. Others say she is inspiring, energetic and ambitious. What everyone can agree on, is that Erika's passion is encouraging others to live their best life. As a published author and the founder of Go for Yours, the book, the movement, and foundation, Erika does not shy away from challenges; she embraces them.
After earning a master's degree and working a full-time job, she knew that her life-path was meant to go in a different direction. Stepping out on faith, she moved out of her family home and used her skills and experience to move up from a volunteer mentor at actor Hill Harper’s Manifest Your Destiny Foundation to the program director. In less than a year she had been promoted to executive director.
Erika’s debut publication, Go For Yours, has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has been implemented in youth empowerment programs across the country. Writing Go For Yours challenged her to become everything she wrote about. She strongly debunks the old saying “those who can't do, teach” as she is proof.
Honored by the Urban League’s Los Angeles Young Professionals in 2016, Erika was named one of the top nine people under 40 emerging in the fields of business, academia, community enrichment, or creativity. She recently received the Michelle Obama Alumni Award at the Brown Girls Rock Awards from her alma mater, Northern Illinois University, where she received her master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education. her most notable achievement was a letter from First Lady Michelle Obama complimenting Go for Yours noting, "people can draw inspiration from the stories of courage, strength, and perseverance."
Erika is currently living (and thriving) in Los Angeles, California while running the Go for Yours movement and foundation in cities from coast to coast.