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Helping Women Find Passion & Purpose through Business & Entrepreneurship
If I really think about it, I've been focused on developing other women for my entire career. A career that has lead me to launching over 100 products for multinational corporations, Taco Bell, KFC, Carrabba's Italian Grill and Krispy Kreme! A career that has included leading national partnerships with Sony, the NBA, Bobby Bones, Match.com, and MTV. A career that has taken me all over the U.S., to the UK, Australia and Asia. A career that has carried me to the C-Suite as a Chief Marketing Officer. During the course of my career, I've had the privilege of coaching women at all levels of leadership and experience to WIN in their businesses and careers. Having served as Miss Connecticut, a Top Ten finalist at Miss America and Miss Georgia USA, I've also had the privilege of mentoring women and young girls on leadership, creating an executive presence cultivating a winning mindset. I am an innovative, forward thinker with a passion for tapping the current cultural trends to identify white space opportunities that creates relevant experiences for brands. And I take pride in applying this same approach to working with women as we identify the white space opportunities in their lives to create platforms for growth, leadership development and more.
It's the motto of my alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, "Find A Way Or Make One" - that inspired me to pursue entrepreneurship. After a long IVF journey and the birth of my twin boys,I knew I had to take my time and career growth into my own hands. Giving birth to your legacy will put things into perspective. With determination and a desire to fearlessly pursue what would set my soul on fire, I convinced my husband that we needed to combine our talents (He's a 20 year educator and K-8 Principal) open our own business - IDEA Lab Kids - a S.T.E.A.M Enrichment center for kids! While not my first venture into entrepreneurship, it was definitely the biggest. Scaling to over six-figures of revenue in less than 6 months and financially planning for multiple locations and spin off businesses, traded on all of my experience as an Insights based consumer marketer. After years of conceiving and managing integrated multi channel launch campaigns, orchestrating menu architecture, strategy development and leading product marketing - I was now doing it for myself and my soul was on fire!
The momentum I created from launching IDEA Lab Kids catapulted me to leave corporate America and start my own Insights and Ideas Consultancy with my partner called Run With the Wolves and to also open the Women's Business Academy! It's through the WBA that I share my corporate experience with women who are ready to start their dream businesses and need a coach to take them to the next level! It's also afforded me the opportunity to partner with many community organizations to assist women who have been underserved with the A.I.M program to help them with their Appearance, Interview Prep and Mindset Coaching.
After it's all said and done, I want to feel like what I did mattered to the world and to others. That I've created something my children can value and that I've inspired other women to do the same. For me, business is the catalyst for my empowerment and the way I can best impact others. So join me and The Women's Business Academy today!
Mass Communications & Public Relations
B.A - Clark Atlanta University, Class of 2002
MBA - Clark Atlanta University, Class of 2007
Capital Normal University, Beijing, China - 2006
University of Virgin Islands, USVI - 2006