Name and Occupation?
Ashley Bonds, Founder and Owner of DeVawn Accessories
A known characteristic of being a woman is having the ability to multitask. As a woman, I am able to include many different types of activities in my life in one day. I feel more well-rounded and richer in every experience. Additionally, the ability to move back and forth between projects keeps me inspired and creative in my work.
Furthermore, being a woman provides fashion variety, in whichever category - clothing, makeup or fashion accessories. I can wear blue jeans and a blazer one day, I can wear an intricate head chain, a statement necklace and a knuckle ring the next day, followed by a pencil skirt with 5 inch heels on the third day.
I hate the fact that at times women are underestimated, but it’s nice to surprise people with how strong, smart and good at something we really are?
I’m influenced every time I overcome a business challenged. As an entrepreneur I think and act differently when I respond to continuous, every-changing challenges. Successfully dealing with problems and turning them into opportunities has always motivated me and influenced me to do more.
For 8 years of my life I ran track – from the ages 10 - 18 years old. With in that time frame I won hundreds of metals and trophies for always finishing in the top three spots. Before I entered high school I qualified for the Junior Olympics. In high school, I beat school and conference records and competed in several state competitions.