I Am Woman
Tell us about Yourself
I was born on the island of Barbados, moved to NYC when I was 12 years old and currently I live in South Florida.
I have studied Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Design and I love all things natural.
When Life Gives You Lemons
How would you turn a negative situation into something positive?
My mother always told me, never forget that I have the option of hitting the "redo button".
What and/or Who inspired you to follow your dream?
I have had many mentors and the one thing they had in common was that they lived life unapologetically "their way".
Keeping Up With the Bosses
Tell us about Your Business
Currently I am a Sr. Account Coordinator for a fortune 500 company, but I started my first design company in 2006, which earned the publicity of having my designs featured on the cover of an international magazine, however running it for 4 years without making a substantial income, redirected me to get serious. I wanted to earn real income outside of a 9-5 ...... I wanted to stop trading my time and sweat for money. That's started an online boutique, combining all 10 years of business expertise. Things started to click, filled in some of the gaps and now run an online business generating more than half of my full-time income.
Opened my first international "brick and mortar" apparel boutique in August 2016, both online and in-store sell my branded apparel label "Verona's Pearl.
What advice would you give to an upcoming Entrepreneur?
Look at life as if it's your ship trying to get to happy island, if anyone and I mean anyone tries to redirect or slow you down make them walk the plank!
TogetHER WE WIN
What's your definition of Women Empowerment?
Supporting your fellow woman when you see she is doing something positive.
Seeds of Sisterhood
What's your ingredients to a long-lasting sisterhood?
Giving each other space enough to grow yet remaining available to each other for those moment when you feel the need to shrink and disappear from the world.
Ready. Set. Goal
What is your Goal in life?
To be happy :)
Keep Encouraging Yourself
What advice can you give yourself?
Everything worthwhile takes time!
IG| @shonnie_boo_ FB| Shontelle J. Walton
IG| @veronaspearl _ FB| Verona's Pearl website| www.veronaspearl.com
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