Venus Morris Griffin is a mother of seven, author, award-winning real estate agent and national motivational speaker from Augusta, Georgia. 

In 2011, Venus received a phone call in the middle of the night from a prostitute that changed her life. The call catapulted her into one of the most challenging times she would ever endure, with her six children ranging in ages from one to fifteen years. In a matter of months, her then-husband was sentenced to 45 years in prison. A stay-at-home mother of six children, left with nothing and drowning in debt, Venus was launched into the workforce just trying to keep the bills paid and her children fed.

Since obtaining her real estate license in 2008, Venus has become Augusta’s premier realtor. Her competitive spirit & standard of perfection is proven by outstanding results & exceptional customer service ratings. She has ranked #1 in annual sales for the past 4 years, closing over 1500 transactions for over $400 million in sales volume, making her the number one, top-producing agent out of 250+ at Meybohm.

Through God, hard work and determination, she was able to overcome the adversity she faced, and give her family the life she dreamed of for them.

Venus now travels the globe speaking about the mindset of overcoming adversity. Her passion is to see women overcome suffocating challenges and rise above any obstacles that may hold her back.

A percentage of the proceeds from Venus’ speaking engagements fund a college scholarship, which is awarded to a rising student who has one parent incarcerated. This scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who due to no fault of their own has had to face the challenge of rising above adversity. For more information, email [email protected]

“By sharing my story, I know that I will help others, especially women, who face adversity see that no matter how dark it may feel, there is always light at the end of the tunnel leading to endless opportunities.”