I Am Woman
Tell us about Yourself
Lady Toy is a woman who helps women tackle today's issues head on with her #NoFilter approach! Every Friday, on #NoFilter Friday, she speaks out about issues such as relationships, finances, womanhood, and other such topics that the church and the world shy away from.
She is a mother of four, grandmother of one, and wife to the Pastor of The Church Cypress, John Fitz-Chatman. She spearheads the women's ministry Beneath The Makeup and is the host of the Beneath The Makeup Conference in Houston, Texas designed to teach women how to get out of their own way and help you "discover the you, you never knew". Last year, Mayor Turner (of Houston, Texas) issued Lady Toy a Proclamation, proclaiming November 11th as Beneath The Makeup Day! BTM donates part of the proceeds to causes such as human trafficking and domestic violence victims.
Lady Toy is a fluent speaker featured on women panels and conferences. An educated woman who has been in the medical field for 25 years, she is in pursuit of her Medical Doctoral Degree as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a Specialty in Fertility. She currently attends Houston Baptist University on scholarship Pre-Med majoring in Biology and minoring in Theological Studies. A licensed Realtor and community advocate that loves to give back, missions are her passion and helping young women is where her heart is.
Lady Toy serves on the board for many charitable organizations in affiliation with Innovative Alternatives, Habitat For Humanity, The Bridge Over Troubled Water, Thrivent, and Communities in Schools. She also serves as COO and board member of The Life Work Project, a non-profit that does community works such as giving away thousands of toys to the community during Christmas time and adopting a school every year to give away school supplies. Lady Toy, a philanthropist, wife, mother, mentor, first class lady first and classy First Lady.
When Life Gives You Lemons
How would you turn a negative situation into something positive?
When life gives me lemons; I put sugar on them and make them sweet! There is no such thing as rejection because it never changes your situation. A no is simply a set up for a better yes!
What and/or Who inspired you to follow your dream?
Other women who have paved the way for me. Women like Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Shonda Rhimes & the everyday woman that never gives up!
Keeping Up With the Bosses
Tell us about Your Business
I mentor women professionally in a corporate setting or personally so. I also offer free domestic abuse services and provide resources, as well as image consulting. Visit my website for more information and to schedule a consultation.
What advice would you give to an upcoming Entrepreneur?
For the upcoming Shepreneur I say listen twice and speak once. Don’t waste your words or your time & find someone who is doing what you desire & gleam from them.
TogetHER WE WIN
What's your definition of Women Empowerment?
Women empowerment is supporting one another, encouraging one another, breathing life into someone else’s vision. Togetherness to reach a common goal of success. In short #GoalDiggers
Seeds of Sisterhood
What's your ingredients to a long-lasting sisterhood?
Long lasting Sisterhood is loyalty, honesty & love!
Ready. Set. Goal
What is your Goal in life?
My ultimate goal in life is to build a hospital with every specialty that erases the stigma of the practice of medicine.
Keep Encouraging Yourself
What advice can you give yourself?
The advice that I have for myself is to eat that elephant one bite at a time and celebrate every victory along the way!
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