Davis, Poco

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor President, Soroptimist International of the Americas, USA

Poco Davis has been a proud Soroptimist since 1982. A member of SI/North Las Vegas, Nevada, Poco has served Soroptimist International of the America (SIA) in many capacities through the years including club president three times (two different clubs); governor-elect and governor of Sierra Nevada Region; member of many region committees; and SIA board member and president elect. Poco earned her associates degree in communication and then began the process of becoming a licensed drug and alcohol counselor, which is her current career.

As the founder and director of the Family Homeless Shelter, and director of Regina Hall—a residential home for girls ages 10 through 18—Poco then began working for Bridge Counseling Associates, where she has been for the past 15 years. Education is near and dear to Poco's heart. She believes it empowers women and girls, boosting their confidence and self-worth, and providing them the opportunity to live their dreams. But the effects it has on every community around the world is even greater. It decreases poverty rates while increasing the number of those who are positively contributing to society. Poco states: "To effect societal change you need buy in and that takes volunteers organizing a population, lobbying, and demonstrating how equality of education and opportunity for women translates to a better economy and quality of life for everyone."