During this touching interview, Beautypreneur Nikki Payne shares her personal journey to encourage other women to trust their instincts, prioritize mental health and become aware of the multiple forms of domestic violence.
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What inspired you to become a CEO?
I have always done some small businesses. When I was younger, my brother and I had our own paper route which allowed us to collect our own money. I was also selected to be featured in Essence Magazine as a “Comeback Queen”. So when I was working in Occupational Therapy it occurred to me that they really do not want your ideas. All they wanted was for us to just work and be quiet. So it’s been almost 25 years later, and my husband and I now work on our own ideas in our home care business. Some ideas were successful and some were just flops, but I don’t have to ask for approvals anymore.
Please introduce yourself to readers:
I am Tamika Washington, of Columbia, South Carolina, founder/CEO of Converspace and Start Up Strategist helping entrepreneurs and business owners start and grow their businesses through work space solutions, virtual office solutions, and business consulting. As a wife and mom of two toddlers, I enjoy connecting with other mompreneurs and women in business for tips, encouragement, and collaboration. I'm the author of The Busy Woman's Guide to Faith and am currently working on a new book project at this time. When I'm not focused on helping clients, I'm using my gifts and skills to assist at church, New Beginnings Outreach Ministries International and spending much time with my family.
Dr. Benita Ledet is a woman with a Heart of Platinum. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Cornerstone University and an MBA from University of Houston. She has worked in Corporate America for over 30 years. The passion that was and is always the forefront in her mind is to help encourage and motivate women through Self-Love & Self-Care. She is known as the “Heart Healer” and “The Love Doctor” through her work in the community as well as in business. Everyone has a physical or mental health doctor; However, Dr. Benita focuses on your spiritual health. She is a Spiritual Health Doctor on a Quest for Love. When you feed your inner spirit with love, you become a better YOU, Period!