Pernilla Turner, Founder & CEO, is a passionate community supporter and leader for today’s female youth.  Her constant desire to positively impact and influence the lives of young ladies in underprivileged communities drive her daily work.

As a teen, she was faced with and overcame several unique obstacles that continue to challenge young ladies of this generation. With perseverance and a strong support system, Pernilla not only became the first person in her family to graduate from college, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc., and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Texas Southern University in 2009.

As a result of her childhood in the underserved Oak Cliff community of Dallas Texas, Pernilla knows first-hand, that there is a critical need to inspire, enlighten, motivate, enrich, mentor, empower, and minister to female youth through various mediums of their lives.

Her passion to enhance the expectations for young ladies of tomorrow lead her to create Virtuous Star, Inc. "VSTAR" in 2010. This 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicates its mission, vision, and purpose towards positively influencing female youth (ages 3-17) through the art of Dance, the exposure of Etiquette, and the love of Mentoring.

Pernilla is also a Nationally Certified Etiquette Consultant and Instructor trained in social, children, and business etiquette. Her organization currently provides etiquette, mentoring, and dance sessions to elementary and middle schools young ladies at multiple schools in the Greater Houston area. In addition, VSTAR offers competitive dance and professional lessons on the Southeast and Southwest side of Houston.

VSTAR (Virtuous Sophisticated Talented Amazingly Remarkable) is currently partnering with several schools/districts and community organizations throughout the Greater Houston area. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, select KIPP Houston schools, and Pro-Vision Academy are a few of the partners who support Pernilla and her organization’s refreshing goal for today’s female youth.

Pernilla’s goal is to successfully expand the organization’s mission to globally serve young ladies of all cultures and nationalities while inspiring them to believe that they are all capable of becoming the Proverbs 31 woman.