VIP Alexandria Magazine featured Maurisa Turner Potts, owner of Spotted MP, a boutique strategic marketing and PR firm based in Alexandria, VA, as one of Alexandria’s Most Inspiring Women of 2021. The magazine selected 14 women for this opportunity based on their recent achievements, perseverance throughout the pandemic and willingness to support their fellow female professionals and female-owned small businesses in a time of need.
According to the magazine, Potts started her business during the recession in 2008, leaving behind “a career in corporate America in search of a more intimate approach to marketing. It was a decision that she says was not easy as a young, Black woman, but hopes it serves as an inspiration to others. “I often have conversations with women who don’t believe they can achieve a goal because of their skin color. I try to empower them by sharing my story of adversity and finding a way to push through. It is possible.”
Potts told Capitol Communicator that the women featured in the magazine “participated in a Go Red for Women photoshoot at Landmark Mall, where part of Wonder Woman 1984 was filmed. Growing up here, I have lots of memories and moments in that mall and it was cool to see it one last time before we say goodbye to it.
“After the photoshoot, I discovered a rubber bullet in one of the retail spaces when I was changing – which had to have been from the filming. A Wonder Woman souvenir!
VIP Alexandria Magazine describes itself as Alexandria, Virginia’s premier social and lifestyle magazine.