Please tell us your name, the name of your company, your title and what your work entails.
LaTrecia “Nikki” Antwine. I am the founder and CEO of SizeSexyDivas Inc., as well as the owner of Miracles N Blessings Salon & Spa. I oversee both businesses on a day to day basis … everything from planning a community service drive to planning a hair show.
What prompted you to start your company and why do you think it’s been successful?
I started SizeSexyDivas after participating in a full figured pageant put on by comedian MoNique called MoNiques Phat Chance. Their were over 2,000 plus size women there looking to belong and make a difference. I was reminded of my childhood, dealing with low self esteem and wanting to belong; wanting to be wanted. I knew right then that no one could make me belong. I had to step up, realize I was a jewel and accept me for me, curves and all. Once I found that thing called self esteem, I wanted to share it with every plus size diva I knew; then SizeSexyDivas was born.
What advice can you give others on balancing personal life and a career?
Honestly it is truly a challenge to have a husband, children and two businesses, but I can say if you know what’s important in life, God will handle the rest and you won’t miss a beat. In other words, put God first and he will help you prioritize the rest.
Give us your three keys to success.
1.) Believe in what you do
2.) Market what you do
3.) Never, ever give up
In your career how do you continue to stay inspired?
My divas inspire me. The letters, comments and posts from our fans inspire me. Last but certainly not least my husband , my kids and my mom are my biggest cheerleaders and they inspire me.
What projects are you currently working on that our readers should know about?
We currently have several projects that we are underway. We have teamed up with the Houston Food Bank and are doing a food drive til the end of November. We will also be featured in The Ultimate Runway Fashion Show on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, benefiting HIV/AIDS, which will be held at the Ensemble Theatre. Lastly, we have also teamed up with LAMIK Beauty for a holiday party and membership drive on Dec. 15 benefiting toys4tots.
Please share your website and social media pages.
Please visit www.sizesexydivas.com
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram – SizeSexyDivas