Paula Johnson Hutchinson began her career in the beauty industry as a salon owner and educator. Over the past 28 years, she has owned 6 salons and has received several leadership awards in the industry. As the demand increased for her to speak and educate at various business events outside of the beauty industry such as Baton Rouge Entrepreneur's Week (2017) , she returned back to school and received her A.S. and B.S. degrees in Business from University of Phoenix. Paula is a SCORE mentor and member. She frequently partners with the The Commissioner of African American Affairs on small business education for start-ups. Paula is the current VP of Communications for the University of Phoenix Alumni, Phoenix Chapter. She recently made the decision to return back to school to pursue her Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis on Adult Education/Training  at University of Phoenix. Paula is due to be a part of two anthology book projects with female entrepreneurs from all over the U.S. and Australia during the second half of 2020. She continues to train managers, entrepreneurs and staff on various business topics designed to cultivate healthy cultures in the  workplace.