Introduce yourself and profession to our readers: Hello I am Dr. Cortesha Cowan, I am a mother, wife and a child of God; who loves helping others my passion has been driven since a young child to help others. Fulfilling my desire of helping others I founded Mothers Helping Mothers Inc.(MHM) a teen mother assistance program.
MHM helps homeless teen mothers get back on track and keep their children when facing separation through child protection services. In addition to MHM, I am also the owner of two childcare centers. Due to my gift of motivating I have humbly accepted the title of the Confidence Coach, motivational speaker and co-author of four books. I am very passionate to helping women walk in their purpose which is the model of Black Wall Street.
What inspired you to pursue this area of interest? What inspired me was the women around me who never gave up. My grandmothers who persevered despite the odds against them. My mother who had some rocks in the road but still came out doing so much more than she ever thought. My aunts who decided to continue to push no matter what came their way. But most of all my daughter who is now in college accomplishing so much and is not a teen mother.
I was a teen mother, the route she is on I’m so glad she never went down that road. It is what inspires me to push, pursue and persevere. And because of my sisters ;the ones that were teen mothers and the ones that were not ; have accomplished so many things in life they are amazing.
What advice would you share with those interested in a similar pursuit? The call to serve and assist others is a God given purpose. No matter the obstacles never stop pushing and pursuing your passion. Keep going and never give up. God will make a way for his purposes to be fulfilled.
Discuss a professional challenge and how you overcame it: When I began in business I built partnerships with anyone I could. I learned some hard lessons and how to be more selective in whom I do business with. Now I am diligent in researching about potential partners.
What is next for your brand/business in 2018? I believe 2018 will be Epic! I am on a mission to empower women to build a Black Wall Street/ Female Wall Street where women unite and help each other discover and fulfill their purpose. Also continue assisting the community of teen mothers.
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