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As a Black woman, what do you consider your superpower to be?
As a Black woman, I believe Black women have many superpowers. One of which is being Black. The true awareness of that is one superpower that I sincerely value. However, another superpower is knowing and understanding that any other superpower begins through me. That has helped me become dependent on my own strength, resources in life and business.
What key skills or qualities make you unique as an African American female leader?
Always wanting to see others win and succeed.
What thoughtful or encouraging piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
Stand firm on Romans 8:28: because all things including good and bad will ultimately work for your good.
Why is it important for women of color to lead or work in leadership roles and decision-making capacities?
It is important for women of color to lead in leadership and decision making capacities because if we have to see people who look like us succeeding at the highest and best capacity to really believe it’s possible. Before I started my own brokerage, I had the pleasure of working under another brokerage owner who is a woman of color. I’d just left a corporate job at IBM as a large enterprise consultant in the late ’90s. I learned very early from corporate that you have to give to get. I asked the Broker if I could volunteer without pay to serve her team in a capacity they could utilize as a new licensee. She agreed and the rest is history. I knew that establishing my own brokerage was possible.
How do you feel about the hashtag #CollaborationOverCompetition?
I adore that. Women supporting women is not just a trend. It’s a mission among like-minded businesswomen. We have to get over ourselves. What’s for you is for you and that’s it. As long as your adding value, the universe will make room for you.
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