Patrina King, The Business Golf Educator/ Founder & CEO of Golf Women Mean Business
Patrina King is a dedicated Human Resource professional, Entrepreneur, Youth Advocate and Founder of Golf Women Mean Business, LLC. In the field of human resources, her forte is background checks and career development. Patrina understands that being successful is not always a straight process. She decided against choosing any of the 36 opportunities to play collegiate golf and attend college without any extracurricular activities in order to focus on getting her career started. Patrina’s excellence in business goes hand in hand with her fondness for philanthropy and charitable causes. She is the previous owner and operator of a pre-employment screening company that was headquartered in Metro Atlanta, GA. She used her knowledge from her business to educate youth and young adults on how their actions (sexting, online social media, school fights, drug and alcohol use, theft, etc) will affect future jobs and college applications.
Patrina is a current member of the Women’s Solidarity Society, a society within The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Her past affiliation with various organizations and events such as SHRM-Atlanta, United Way VIP, Executive Women’s Golf Association, the National Black MBA Association, and an Interview Expert for Women For Hire, has endowed her with unparalleled expertise and experience. Patrina studied Technical Management with a concentration in Human Resources at DeVry University and Human Resources at Keller Graduate School of Management.
Along with her interest in women’s rights, Patrina has developed a great passion for educating professional women on how to use golf for business. Today, her life and career reflect that passion with informative and down-to-earth training through Golf Women Mean Business. Patrina has been featured on various television and blog talk radio shows. However, the epitome of Patrina’s efforts to educate professionals come in her workshops and speeches which aim to “humanize” golf for those who are hesitant to give the sport a try.
Patrina’s current home is in the Metro Atlanta Georgia area with her husband. She has been serving with the Mayor’s Youth Program of Atlanta since 2007, providing Atlanta public high school seniors training on workforce readiness and job interview skills. She allots time in her activities for events with 21st Century Leaders, Junior Achievement, and various other high school groups. In spare time not filled with work, volunteerism, or friends and family, she divulges her love of athletics (softball, golf, and football) through sports watch parties and playing rounds of business golf.
Awards & Honors:
2014 & 2015
Recognized by the Habitat for Humanity for her assistance in building two houses.
Recognized by the City of Atlanta with a Proclamation and was honored by the Atlanta Women in Sports organization.
Recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the office of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Received the Lite House Ambassador Award from Lite House Partners, Inc for her Outstanding Commitment and Service to the Community.
Patrina believes the best way to serve the people is by taking an informative and realistic approach to everyday activities and issues.