I Am Woman
Tell us about Yourself
I am the creator and founder of Golden Pearl Girls a network of brilliant, professional and polished women to come together to be inspired and to inspire. I also have a book coming out summer 2018 entitled Golden Pearls of Wisdom, a sister girl conversation piece that discusses issues that most women face daily. I am also a member of Iota Sweethearts Inc. a wonderful sisterhood of support and love.
When Life Gives You Lemons
How would you turn a negative situation into something positive?
There is always something to be learned from a negative situation, it is all in your perception. We can't stop unfortunate circumstances from happening to us however we do have a choice in how we react to them. Everyone goes through something and the deciding factor between success and failure is how you respond it. The goal isn't to not have obstacles but to know how to overcome them successfully and press forward.
What and/or Who inspired you to follow your dream?
Recently I encountered a feeling of unfulfillment in my life. I was faced with the option of playing it safe or stepping out on faith and doing something that I hadn't seen done before. So, with being faced with those options I took the chance on myself and stepped out on faith. I decided that I was going to write my book and create a network of likeminded women to support, encourage and empower one another. I finally gave myself permission to be successful and to be happy. I have such amazing and accomplished sisters in the sisterhood that I am apart of Iota Sweethearts Inc. that I didn't have to look far for inspiration and support. I shared my dreams with my sisters and they said, "Go for it! and we support you 100%" They are simply amazing!
Keeping Up With the Bosses
Tell us about Your Business
Golden Pearl Girls is a network of polished and ambitious women looking for inspiration and a support system. It caters to women authors, entrepreneurs, educators, activist and any woman1 that is making a positive impact in her community, we are a community of inclusion not exclusion. We come together to network and support one another in our individual pursuits.
What advice would you give to an upcoming Entrepreneur?
Don't think success is going to happen overnight, it will not, don't get discouraged because of lack of support. The vision is yours not theirs, stay the path. Let your passion for the result be the fuel and encouragement that you need on the days when you want to quit. Failure is part of the process, keep going. The process is trying to see how bad you want it, many start but few are successful, beat the odds sis.
TogetHER WE WIN
What's your definition of Women Empowerment?
Women Empowerment is women coming together to support one another. We aren't looking for someone to save us, we can save ourselves. Having a tribe/support system is crucial to your success, you will have moments of doubt but your tribe will be there to remind you of why you started and that you can’t give up. When we support of each other we all win. Women doing it for ourselves!
Seeds of Sisterhood
What's your ingredients to a long-lasting sisterhood?
My ingredients for a long-lasting sisterhood are respect, honesty and support. You may not agree with everything that your sister does but you must respect her right to do so. Be honest with your sister, there will be times when you'll disagree on things, however you should always be respectful and kind in your disagreeing. And finally support, support, support be a listening ear or a sound board for your sisters without judging. Be the friend/sister that you would want. Being a part of a sisterhood has taught me the value in having genuine support and love. Whatever happens in this life I will always have my sisters to help me through it.
Ready. Set. Goal
What is your Goal in life?
My ultimate goal in life is to be a successful author and to be known for being kind and inspiring to all. I want my 2-year-old son to grow up and be proud of his mom for following her dreams and being a positive influence in her community. Golden Pearl Girls is the vector or platform that I will use to connect and inspire women everywhere. I want it to be a safe place for women to come and get fed positivity.
Keep Encouraging Yourself
What advice can you give yourself?
Keep going, God gave the vision to you not them, they are not going to see what you see, keep going sis people need what you have to give. Someone is counting on you to be someone that they can look up too. They need to see people that look like them doing things that they never considered doing.
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