Tanya R. Allen
Tanya R. Allen developed and patented ForeverFresh disposable undergarments, after concluding that women needed a feminine hygiene product supplement. She recently launched ToddiFresh, a children’s line of disposable underwear, currently sold in participating Walgreens and distributed to schools by School Nurse Supply, MacGill and School Health. In 2005, Allen’s company was the only U.S. firm to receive the prestigious European Disposable and Nonwoven Association award in Geneva Switzerland.
Prior to ForeverFresh, Allen was a new business development consultant for Continental Services. She conceptualized and developed the Summer Cruise Series which continues to be an extremely successful program for the division. In 2008 Allen and her retail partners opened four concessions in the North Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. In 2013, they opened three additional stores in the McNamara terminal. Allen’s concessions company (AP United) and her JV partners Hojejj Branded Foods were awarded ten of the twenty-five new food concepts in the McNamara terminal.
Recognitions include; National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Top Ten Award, Women of Excellence and induction in Who’s Who inaugural edition of Vital Signs: A Tribute to African American Achievement In Healthcare, the Powerful Women of Purpose award from the Rhonda Walker Foundation and the Esteemed Women of Michigan benefiting the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic.
Allen is a past president of the NAWBO Greater Detroit Chapter and serves on the board of the Warriors Trust Fund; a non-profit serving combat veterans. Allen is an active member of Second Grace UMC and chaired the Joy- Southfield Development Corporation’s golf outing for five years. Tanya attended the University of Detroit. She is a graduate of the Minority Business Executive Program at Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College and Leadership Detroit Class XXIII. Allen has four children and one granddaughter. She considers her family her greatest accomplishment.