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Businesses, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and grassroots organizations make up the foundation of a community. Many of these operations have faced a trying time during the coronavirus pandemic, having to shut their doors for months at a time. But many are back in operation or hosting virtual events. American Business Women's Day occurs every Sept. It is also the founding date of the American Business Women's Association.
Here are some women in Detroit who are paving the way in their businesses and nonprofits by entering new spaces and providing services to the community:. But brows have always been this huge deal in my family. My mom and sister used to have me sitting in this place called Terry's Place on Livernois. And I was always really intrigued with how this woman would make everybody feel, how quick she was able to get it done and what a difference it would make on the women's faces. Very quickly, I got sent home in a month. So when I ended up coming back, I was pushed to go to cosmetology I Detroit you ladies to read me.
I just kind of grew from there. I ended up leaving that shop to do my own thing. I took off a year or so to have my. But after that, I got right back into everything. I have all types of products: pencils, pomades, powders, gels, growth serums, brushes. I created that four years ago.
I wanted to come up with something unique and different, but something that you would know exactly what it's for. What kind of advice have your mentors Chevelle Brown and Larry Swygert shared with you over the years? That has been the biggest thing: professionalism, punctuality and loving and appreciating your clientele because they are the reason that you are where you are and doing what you're doing.
So, respect the clients, be on time, respect their time and be excellent at what you do. More: Detroit Public Library to reopen branches with restrictions. More: Detroit clothing brand wants culturally inspired face masks to start conversations. It was founded in But our chapter, Southeastern Michigan, was founded in We have amazing volunteers, who are coaches, go into schools and teach the girls about healthy eating, body habits, how girls are portrayed in the media, bullying, gossiping, how to stand up for yourselves and others and how to support your community. They do all of this within the program, which is 10 weeks.
And, at the end of the program, they run a 5K.
How have your mentors guided you throughout your life journey and who are your mentors? I reflect back and I recognize that every supervisor I've had that was phenomenal has been a woman.
In terms of mentors in my life, it would be my sister. She showed me how to balance being a working mom. I've had to learn quickly how to balance being a mom and a director. I would definitely say my mom. She is definitely the epitome of what a woman can do. She's been phenomenal helping me navigate what it means to be one of the few people of color in an executive director role in Washtenaw County.
I would also say our former executive director, Danielle. Girls on the Run Southeastern Michigan is having an event coming up Oct. How can people participate? We're really excited about it. All of the proceeds go toward the Girls on the Run Scholarship Fund so that we can provide scholarships to our girls when our program starts back in the spring of If you're not able to participate, you can still donate to the Girls on the Run Scholarship Fund.
On a daily basis, we have about children in care. We have a full continuum of child welfare services, including foster care and adoption, non-secure residential and a maximum security treatment facility for children. We service the whole state of Michigan. He actually founded the first Black adoption agency in this country. And my mother was a social worker in a boys residential treatment area, so I grew up in the field. From then on, I decided I wanted to be a social worker.
What is some advice that you would offer to young people looking to go into the field of child welfare or into a nonprofit in general? You need to find your passion. You need to find what's going to feed your soul. And that might take a few tries. I was fortunate enough that this was just the perfect fit for me. But listen carefully to the people around you because you never know what you're going to learn or what you're going to hear. COVID has ificantly affected our field and what's going on.
But what I hope to see for the future in my field is that we continue to treat children and families with the utmost respect and meeting the needs of what they need help with. I got done speaking and I was getting ready to take a break before engaging with folks over dinner.
She came up to me and she had money in her hand. She said 'Where's the products? It is four years later and I have never run into her. But her confidence in me that what I was saying needed to be in a book or in products seeded something in me.
And my products are in multiple states. I just recently installed them at Woodward Corner Market, which is super surreal for me because I'm a fourth-generation Detroiter. I am the first and only Black greeting card maker in the store. What is some advice that you would give to a young entrepreneur looking for ideas? Now, we see all of these glamorized photos of companies that started out of garages.
Sometimes, we berate ourselves because we're comparing ourselves. We're comparing our step one to someone else's day 5, Just start where you are with what you have. Before you start to look for someone else to seed into your vision, you seed it.
You get to protect your 'yes' and your 'no' when you don't owe nobody nothing. And you can breathe. I grew slow. Become a subscriber. Facebook Twitter. Chanel Stitt Detroit Free Press.I Detroit you ladies to read me
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Here are some Detroit women to celebrate on American Business Women's Day