Yvette Williams is the founder of Lady Yvette’s Teacakes in Grand Prairie, Texas. After enjoying a successful career in sales at both PepsiCo and Sprint, the budding entrepreneur took a leap of faith and set out to turn her talent for baking into a business. Williams cheerfully refers to herself as the CTO, the chief teacake officer.
In addition to operating her small business, Williams strives to improve the quality of life in her community. She is an advocate and fundraiser for several nonprofits, including the Martin Luther King Center and the Genesis Shelter for domestic violence. Williams has been married for 23 years to the Rev. Dr. C. Dennis Williams, and together they serve in ministry at Smith Chapel AME Church in Dallas.
As a Black woman, what do you consider your superpowers to be?
Faith, encouragement and resilience.
What key skills and abilities make you unique as an African American female leader?
My entrepreneurial spirit, charisma, advocacy, team building and creative marketing.
What thoughtful piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
Don’t be a people pleaser. Release past disappointments and hurts. You have the power to define yourself and control your own narrative. Click here to continue.