Why is it important for women of color to work in leadership roles and decision-making capacities?
Today more than ever, our girls need to see women that look like them in leadership roles. I am a firm believer that our children should not have to look past the front door to see success. There is an unspoken inner power that burns in your soul when you see someone who looks like you in a position of power. Today, our kids know it’s possible to be president of the United States of America and billionaire business owners because of leaders like the Obamas, Oprah and many more.
What are three success habits you implement into your daily routine to maintain your success, sanity and peace of mind?
I give myself permission to fail. When I open my eyes, I know that the only way for me to grow today is to make mistakes and fail. Without failure, there is no success.
I am grateful. Until I learned to appreciate what I have, who I am and the circumstance I am in at the current moment, I wasn’t truly happy. I was always looking for the next promotion, the next deal. … Giving thanks leads to pure happiness. I count my blessings.
I do something that I wrote about in Forbes magazine called 10 before 10. I do the 10 most important things in business that lead to more revenue, more expansion and more connections before 10 a.m.
As a successful woman in business, what is your proudest achievement?
Being a woman of integrity. I am proud to be a mom of four amazing kids, a loving wife, a successful businesswoman, a community leader and many other things, but I am most proud that when people speak of me, I am known for my integrity and what I stand for.