Please introduce yourself to our readers.
My life’s work focuses on championing confidence in women. I believe confidence is the great separator and, so, it permeates in the fabric of everything I touch. I run an international confidence brand, Formidable. Formidable Brand LLC is an international confidence brand that champions confidence in women. The company suite includes Formidable Coaching Institute, Formidable Mingles, Formidable Publishing, Formidable Woman Magazine, Formidable Apparel, Formidable Consulting and my Non-profit, B2F Girls, honored with the WHIM Community Organization Award 2020 by A Woman's Standard. I have been featured for my work in women's advocacy and empowerment by many publications, including FORBES, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, SHEEN, and The Huffington Post.
What makes you a visionary?
I have spoken out against gender oppression and disempowerment since 1992, penning my first published article, "Blocking Out the Gender Gap", while a high school student. This article garnered the attention of the National Press for Women. Even then I was thinking about what I wanted the future to be like for women; even then knew I needed to advocate for women, and I have been doing so ever since. Sure, I had to find my way, and I’ve failed at a lot of things, but now that my vision is clear there is no stopping me. I’m good with failure. I’ll never quit.
Share the 3 key steps that helped you bring your vision to life.
Confidence, clarity and conducive environments.
What is next for you in 2020?
Currently, my company is going through a rebrand. I am launching a new initiative for women that is top secret but will be releasing this Fall and I couldn’t be more excited. Formidable Woman Magazine is also casting a bright light on 20 women dominating in their industries through our new online counterpart, FWM Power20. Formidable Apparel is also releasing new, stylish athleisure clothing for women.
How can readers connect with you online?
IG: @Formidable_Apparel | @FormidableWomanMag
FB: @FormidableApparel | @FormidableWomanMag |
Websites: formidablewomanmag.com | traintocoach.com | b2fgirls.org/private-coaching