I Am Woman
Tell us about Yourself
Spent 8 years teaching in HISD. Next 34 years in the business world...the last 24 as owner of a local IT firm. I have been the Director of Corporate and Business Relations at The Rose for the past 5 years.
When Life Gives You Lemons
How would you turn a negative situation into something positive?
I have lived long enough to know that most things work out as they should. AND you should always have a plan B!
What and/or Who inspired you to follow your dream?
Most recently - after working at The Rose for about 6 months, and hearing the terrible statistics for African American women and surviving breast cancer I decided to head The Rose's initiative to bring the message of early BC detection and survival to the AA community. After 5 years we have raised over $140,000 for mammograms for uninsured AA women. More women than ever know about the Rose and our mission to save lives with annual mammograms.
The seasoned black teachers and principals who mentored me when I taught school (so long ago) inspired me to help a community that gave me so much. I am blessed.
Keeping Up With the Bosses
Tell us about Your Business
The Rose provides mammograms to both insured and uninsured women. It is the insured women who make it possible for us to provide mammograms to uninsured women. And, if she is diagnosed with breast cancer, The Rose helps her get treatment and she receives support during treatment and reconstruction.
What advice would you give to an upcoming Entrepreneur?
Always have a plan B or C and transition smoothly without considering failure. In my experience plan As' have a habit of not working. Don't get discouraged; there are 26 letters in the alphabet!
TogetHER WE WIN
What's your definition of Women Empowerment?
Education, so that any women can be and accomplish all she wants.
Support and sisterhood, through organizations, events and mentoring.
Seeds of Sisterhood
What's your ingredients to a long-lasting sisterhood?
Friendship...to have a friend be one.
Help is a 2-way street.
Ready. Set. Goal
What is your Goal in life?
I think I am living my goal. I am so grateful to The Rose for giving me the opportunity to help save women's lives. What a great chapter to my life...possibly my best!
Keep Encouraging Yourself
What advice can you give yourself?
Slow and steady wins the race. Stay focused, keep sharing the message that mammograms save lives!
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