"Go for it!! It is hard, you have to put in work and don’t expect handouts from anyone. They say it takes 10 years to be an ‘overnight success’. I have been a full time entrepreneur for 18 years and I have been working on my latest companies for 7- 8 years before we started to gain some real traction. Granted, what I am building is extremely difficult, but nothing comes easy in life. Just have fun with it and be coachable and open to learn"
"I recently re-discovered that being a creative is in my DNA. Sometimes, role dependent, working in corporate can ‘help’ you forget about the things that get you excited. Storytelling - whether through writing, partnering with dope black creatives for my podcast series, photography, branding - these are the things that tickle me"
“As an executive woman, a lot of young girls will look up to me and aspire to be like me so it is my duty and responsibility to mentor and empower young girls and work side-by-side with other women, not in rivalry or competition but in solidarity and support”
"Writing a novel is all about continuity. If you do not keep pristine cohesiveness throughout your story, you will lose your reader quickly. The details can be endless; memories, names, settings, habits, lies, themes, ages, years, etc. The better you can manage the many details of the story, the more layered and complex you can make your novel, which is a great way to keep your reader engaged"
"Don’t do too many things at the same time. The most successful people/businesses take their time to develop and build one thing before deciding to introduce new features/new products and services etc. Take time to work and develop and build your core focus to the point where its sustainable before you decide do another thing"
"Being an executive woman means knowing and recognizing your ability to impact others and let them know that they can make it and be successful! It is all about IMPACT"
"Don’t settle for a job you are not passionate about, take risks early and often in your career. Spend more time with people than on your devices, travel as much as you can. Learn about other cultures and languages; invest in your education, coaching, mentorship programs and develop a network"
"Being an executive woman to me means owning my power and not apologizing for it. That power shows up for me as not conforming into the stereotype of what people expect of me as a lawyer, a black woman and an executive"
" If your job doesn’t let you be creative; or you don’t have that dream job yet, use your current job as a placeholder until you are able to get your “dream” job. Make the most of your current job and use it as an investor until you get to Point B. Don’t get stagnant at your day job, volunteer and find other things that would help you reach your goal. There are so many creative jobs out there, you just have to sit down and do the research"
"I think there has never been a more exciting time to be a young woman"