What do you love most about being a woman?
What I love most about being a woman is the ability to be soft and sweet or hard and tough as nails when the situation calls for it. Women are extremely underestimated and it’s nice to surprise people with how strong, smart, or excellent you are at something you do.
Have you had to deal with much sexism in your industry?
I have never had to deal with the issue of sexism. If I were ever approached with the issue I’d be ready. I love a good challenge any day, and having to show my capabilities to operate within a certain capacity or field wouldn’t be hard to prove.
Do you belong to any organizations catered to women business owners?
I am currently in process of joining NAWBOLA (National Association Of Women Business Owners).
Who or what inspires you most?
What inspires me the most is God, my children, and my struggles. Life hasn’t been easy for me by far. It has made me stronger than I could ever imagine I would be. God has been and will always be the pillar of my first strength and my children give me my second wind. Strong will and perseverance run through my blood inspiring me to accomplish nothing but greatness.
Something about you that would surprise us:
I’d have to say my imagination will surprise you. My imagination surprises me at times!
Advice for women entrepreneurs:
The advice I have for women entrepreneurs is they must have a lot of confidence, knowledge, and a tremendous amount of faith in God. They are in a leadership position regardless of their particular station within their organization. Each leader contributes to the success of a company which is only one reason you need to be confident. There are many aspects to leadership, confidence, faith, and improving in all areas. Your success in a leadership role depends heavily on your knowledge of your organization. The knowledge of your organization is imperative to function and efficiency.
Many of the everyday aspects of business life will impact your confidence building ability. Success is within your grasp, all you need to do is reach out and grab it by increasing your sense of good business practices to manage your success in every aspect of your job.
The first thing that needs to be is realized is that all of the different parts of business are separate. This is also a fact for the rest of the company. Your business is influenced by many influences as a whole as well as separately. Whether or not you realize it you can draw confidence from the success of others as a company as well as individually.
I highly encourage women not to dismiss prayer as something that will help them build their own confidence. Vision comes before any desire and dream. If there is no vision of what you desire and dream about having you will never succeed. You will quickly see that there are hurdles in every business, and prayer will definitely help you jump over them. Stay focused and do not give up on what you desire or dream of. Clear one obstacle at a time, don’t give up, and you will learn to achieve the confidence levels you so desire, and operate within your full potential.