HAPPENS. SOMETIMES IT ISN’T FAIR.
can give up or you can do something about it.
Signifies that Success starts with saying S.O.
I was 15, I got pregnant by someone I didn’t even know.
I had low self-esteem, and a boy told me I was pretty.
So I let him touch me, and he took it further.
scared, embarrassed, and devastated. Many people judged me and counted
me out. But that wasn’t the end of my story. It was
just the beginning. I graduated from high school with honors, was
named Most Likely to Succeed, and went to college on a full scholarship.
it was hard and I wanted to give up.
I graduated from college with honors in four years, was named Miss
University of Memphis, and started an amazing career. All as a young,
beat the statistics. I killed them. Because I said, “S.O.
What!” and “S.O. NOW What?”
If you are
tired of feeling sorry for yourself or not living up to your full
potential, let’s talk. If you work with a group- high school
or college students, churches, community organizations- who needs
an inspirational story to show them they can make it no matter what
obstacles they face, let’s talk.
a lucrative career in marketing, I am SO excited to have found my
calling with a career helping others eliminate excuses and overcome
obstacles to achieve their goals too.
Author. Speaker. Trainer. Excuse Eliminator.™
Founder and President, The S.O. What! Foundation
Founder and Executive Director, S.O. What! LLC
Author, Life After Birth: A Memoir of
Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother
Featured on CNN HLN, The 700 Club, and The 700 Club Interactive
2013 University of Memphis Outstanding Young Alumna
2012 Fogelman College of Business and Economics Outstanding
Memphis Business Journal Top 40 Under 40
2001 Miss University of Memphis
MBA, Belhaven College, 2005- Magna cum laude
BBA, University of Memphis, 2001 – Magna cum laude
Former Marketing Executive- FedEx, ServiceMaster and the NBA
New Memphis Institute Fellow
McDonald’s Community Hero Award Recipient
Women of Excellence Heroism Award Recipient
Tri-State Defender Women of Excellence Award Recipient
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Prominent Black Women Human
Rights Award Recipient
NAACP Young Alumni Freedom Award Recipient
Southwest Community College Carter G. Woodson Award of Merit
Voted Most Likely to Succeed and Graduated #8 with honors
Mother at age 15
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