My path to this point has been very non-traditional but I can honestly say that I wouldn’t change a thing. All of my education and experiences in corporate America and private business have prepared me to develop and mentor these young ladies.
My degrees are in accounting. Yes, can you believe that? LOL. I have a master’s degree in accounting and an extensive background in developing and implementing accounting information systems in both large corporate settings, and also for small business owners. However, I was never the prototypical blue suited accountant with glasses at the end of my nose. My strength was and still is my creativity and problem solving abilities.
But even while building a successful career I always aspired to do other things creatively. Side-note: If you’re reading this, always be willing to take a chance on your dreams and follow your passion. The bible says that our gifts make room for us and I firmly believe that.
In 2004 I broke away from corporate America and started my own accounting practice, Ten40 Solutions. I forged a partnership that allowed us to grow to serve hundreds of families and small to medium sized businesses.
Then in 2010 I decided to add to my portfolio by launching Flare Event Design.
I enjoy accounting and I happen to be pretty good at it but I absolutely live, eat, and breathe event design. I see the world through textures, colors and symmetrics. There’s nothing more exhilarating to me than seeing a group of people convened in a stimulating space, immersed in good food, entertainment and conversation. There’s something about bringing a client’s vision to life that enriches my life.
But similar to most entrepreneurs, I’m stimulated by new ideas and launching new businesses. I absolutely love mentoring young girls and helping them to navigate what can often be a pretty crazy world. So for the last 3 years I’ve been researching and working on TransfHERmation in my spare time. I couldn’t be more excited about the launch and I’m looking forward to providing these girls with an unforgettable, life changing experience!
Stronger Girls! Stronger World!