BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tiffany "Delilah" Miranda is an accomplished DJ, producer, engineer, singer and founder of the nonprofit organization, Girls Make Beats. The Miami native started as a recording artist at age 15, appearing on shows like American Idol and X-Factor. After facing many challenges in a male dominated industry, Tiffany found a sense of creative control by learning about the music production and audio engineering fields.
Building her own home studio to interning at various major studios in Miami, she quickly noticed there were not a lot of women in these fields nor was there a sense of support for women trying to break into these positions. Despite often being the “only woman in the room”, she landed an in-house engineer position and obtained her Avid certification. She then helmed her skills to become one of the most sought after recording engineers and producers in the industry working with heavy hitters Lil Uzi Vert, French Montana, TI, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe and much more.
In efforts to position girls at the forefront of music technology, Tiffany founded Girls Make Beats (GMB) in 2012. The organization empowers young girls to become music producers, DJs and audio engineers. She has forged partnerships with industry titans like Apple, Spotify, Facebook as well as various major record labels to create unparalleled opportunities for the girls in the program. This includes an official remix for Janet Jackson and spearheading programs to engage the girls with music industry professionals such as Janelle Monae, Chloe x Halle, Tinashe and Eve. The work she is doing with GMB has been featured on Billboard, grammy.com, Good Morning America and more.
Tiffany has been a keynote speaker and panelist for many events with a focus on female empowerment, diversity and inclusion including Today at Apple, Avid Learning Partner Summit, the State of California Education AME Conference, JBL Black History Month, and more.
With the Girls Make Beats movement, Tiffany has mentored hundreds of girls globally and she continues to break glass barriers for women and young girls.
A Morgan Stanley veteran of over 24 years, Marilyn Booker serves as Head of Morgan Stanley’s Urban Markets Group. In addition to running a traditional wealth management business, Marilyn also focuses on the urban community and teaches financial education programs all across the country. Prior to establishing The Urban Markets Group, Marilyn was the head of Diversity, Work-Life, EEO and Human Resources Policy for Morgan Stanley. Marilyn is an attorney by training, who has practiced in the areas of criminal defense litigation, municipal finance, corporate bankruptcies and corporate restructuring.
A native of Chicago, Marilyn received her B.A. magna cum laude from Spelman College and her J.D. from the Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent College of Law. Marilyn is a former trustee of the Morgan Stanley Foundation, a member of The Morgan Stanley Benefit Plan Administrative Committee and a former member of the Morgan Stanley Residential Franchise Risk Committee. She is a former board member of the New York Urban League and a member of the Executive Leadership Council. She is also a former board member of the Arthur Ashe Institute of Health and the Michael J. Berkeley Foundation and has served as Co-Chair of the legendary Apollo Theater’s Women’s Committee. Marilyn testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at its hearing on “Diversity in the Financial Services Sector.” She also appeared on “ABC World News Tonight” in a segment on “Women and the Workforce” and was featured in a “CBS MarketWatch Weekend” segment highlighting Morgan Stanley’s Emergency Day Care Program.
The 2018 graduation speaker for the William & Mary Law School, Marilyn was recognized by Savoy magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America,” was recognized by Uptown Professional as one of the “100 Top Executives in America” and was honored by the Mt. Sinai Hospital Center for Multi-Cultural Affairs as a Diversity Champion. Marilyn was also selected by the Network Journal as one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business,” was selected by Harvard College Black Men’s Forum as its “Woman of the Year” and was honored by the United Way Pipeline Crisis, the Association for Black Women Attorneys and the Brooklyn, New York, Weeksville Heritage Center. Marilyn was recently honored by the LadyLike Foundation of Los Angeles as its “Woman of Excellence” and was also the keynote speaker for the Wharton Whitney M. Young Conference. She received the “Woman of Distinction” Award from the Greater New York Chapter of the Links, Incorporated. She also spoke at the Harvard Law School BLSA 2017 Spring Conference, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government 2018 Conference and was the main stage speaker on Finance and Rebuilding Wealth in Urban Communities at the Living World Christian Center Missions and Marketplace Conference. Marilyn was also the keynote speaker for the Boston Consulting Group‘s Women@BCG conference, a speaker at the Dallas Bar Association’s Diversity Summit and a speaker at the BOSS Network’s “Ladies That Lead” Conference. Marilyn also has her Series 7, 9, 10, and 66 licenses. The proud parent of three lovely children, Marilyn’s interests are golf, tennis, playing the piano and making a difference in the lives of others.
David H. Charlip, B.C.S, has almost 30 years of litigation experience. He is admitted to both the Florida and New Jersey Bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, including Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, District of New Jersey, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
Christine Miranda has a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from the University of Miami. In the past, she has developed customer retention plans and business strategies for other companies. She obtained her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 2012 and is a member of the Florida Bar.
Director/LA Chapter Leader
Whitney Taber started in the music industry over a decade ago taking a job as the Executive Assistant to Rihanna's Creative Director. Shortly after that, she began working for one of Billboard's top 25 Recording studios in the world the Record Plant; working with the music industry's top artists such as WiIl I Am, Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, Prince, Justin Bieber, Pharell and Beyonce. Being the only woman in the building for 10+ years, she worked her way up the ladder from intern to Studio Manager and eventually became the Vice President.
During those 10+ years she stayed immersed in her own creativity along with her love for helping others, she explored other avenues of the entertainment industry. Becoming a TV and radio personality, she began producing and hosting with internet based start up Dash Radio and All Def Digital.
Her passion and purpose collided in 2017 when she became the Los Angeles Chapter Leader for Girls Make Beats. With GMB, she helps to create opportunity, representation and change in the male dominated music industry while also being an example of great things women can achieve with the right leadership to ensure the next generation of women and music will be heard, represented and respected.
Ms. Taber is the the very proud LA Chapter leader along with Head of Podcast production for Girls Make Beats! With the 2020 launch of her creative agency, Pretty Funny Productions, she is jumping back into radio/ podcasting, content creation, Television, and Audio Production. Ms. Taber is now producing shows such as The Girls Make Beats Podcast, The Plug Radio, and Creative Convos. Her mission is to continue making quality content to help move conversation and the culture forward, while creating bigger opportunities for people to think, grow and create freely.
Director/Miami Chapter Leader
Canadian born to Haitian parents Stichiz was raised in South Florida. The young artist has opened up for music mega-stars, Shawn Mendes, Nick and Joe Jonas, Wyclef Jean, Lil Kim, R.City and Gucci Mane. Stichiz is also a media personality serving as an On-Air Host and the official voice of Miami’s 103.5 The Beat FM “Bangin Hip-Hop and R&B” and other stations in the US; Stichiz can be heard nationally on various iHeart Radio Stations like; WMIB 103.5 The Beat In Miami, Detriot, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville and more. In addition to her passion for music, Stichiz is active in her community serving as the former President of Florida State Conference of the NAACP Youth and College Division, current youth board member for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, as well as a mentor for Women of Tomorrow and spokeswoman for Literacy Inc. Stichiz is the Miami Chapter leader and Events Producer of Girls Make Beats.