National Association of Professional Women Inducts Alycia Cooper, Stand-Up Comic/CEO, Triumphant Enterprises, LLC, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Alycia Cooper selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to recognize Alycia with this important honor. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Alycia Cooper as a 2016-2017 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entertainment. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to recognize Alycia with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

Alycia Cooper’s love for all things entertainment related began at the tender age of five. Her passion for performing never waned through the years and she went on to study theater during her time at Howard University’s Children’s Theatre and the University of Maryland – College Park. Today, her resume is packed with film, television, commercial, stand-up comedy and theater credits. She has previously worked as a Comedian on board Celebrity Cruise Lines and has performed comedy acts on national television programs such as NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and “America’s Got Talent, BET’s “Comicview,” “Comics Unleashed,” “Stand Up in Stilettos,” “Stand Up and Deliver,” “Gotham Comedy Live” and “Gossip Queens,” to name a few. In 2016, Ms. Cooper is starring in three independent films. She also spends time providing humor for corporate events and has four comedy albums available for purchase on iTunes.

In addition to her work in front of the camera, Ms. Cooper stays involved on the production side. Currently, she serves as the CEO of Triumphant Enterprises, LLC, which creates and pitches television shows, films and documentaries. The company also provides stand-up comedy performers for events. Prior to this role, Ms. Cooper produced and directed for Dr. Phil and BET Network.

While she enjoys her work both on- and off-screen, Ms. Cooper cites a different aspect of her job as the most rewarding. “The biggest benefit of being a comic is being able to perform overseas for our men and women in uniform,” she said. “I have been to Japan, Korea, Guam, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Djibouti Africa. While there, I had the opportunity to entertain and meet some of the most courageous Americans in the world.”

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor of Arts, University of Maryland – College Park, Communications, African-American Studies, Women’s Studies; Featured in Essence Magazine as “One to Watch,” 2004; Member of Screen Actor’s Guild; Member of Director’s Guild of America

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