Antonio Taylor
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Antonio Taylor Resilient Journey from Fatherhood to VP | S.O. What! Success Story

Be the Bag! Don’t chase it! Whew! Powerful words to live by from a man who eats excuses and uses them to make him stronger to help others. Recently, I had the opportunity to give a company-wide keynote and then a leadership training…
Michael Scruggs
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Resilience in Action: Michael Scruggs S.O. What! Success Story

I don’t believe any connection is an accident. Nearly 15 years ago, I met Michael Scruggs through an unlikely mutual connection. Years later, I saw him again at LeBonheur hospital. He was there praying for a child he knew, and I was there…
Monique Williams
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Unleash Potential with Monique Williams: Attorney, Investor, Success Coach

“Most people have the appetite for success but don’t have the stomach for it.” Ouch! Those are just a few of the wise words I’ve heard from my friend, Sylvia Monique Williams. When I started my job as a Senior Marketing Specialist…
City of Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis and Summer Owens at the Women of Achievement Awards
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Celebrating Powerful Women: Inspiring Stories of Strength and Resilience

In 2012, I was introduced to a sisterhood that opened my eyes to the incredible power of women. Throughout history, women have displayed remarkable strength and resilience, shaping the world we live in today. From trailblazers who challenge…
Summer Owens Day 1 10th anniversary countdown. Day 1: Celebrating Milestones and Staying Committed
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10-DAY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN- DAY 1: Celebrating Milestones and Staying Committed

The other day I met up with Cynthia Daniels, the well-known event planner who coordinated the Inaugural S.O. What! Awards and Scholarship Soiree. We were making time to celebrate the success of the event that I had envisioned for years and finally…
Summer Owens Day 2 10th anniversary countdown. Day 2: Be Flexible -Embrace Adaptability and Flexibility
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10-DAY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN- DAY 2: Be Flexible -Embrace Adaptability and Flexibility

When I was a marketing specialist advisor at FedEx, I worked on three teams and four different managers in my first two years. I led or supported several different projects and was pulled off some and added to others in the middle of the project…
Summer Owens Day 3 10th anniversary countdown. Day 3: Take Action and Persevere.
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10-DAY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN- DAY 3: Take Action and Persevere

Here comes the scariest part…taking action! Then sticking with it when it gets hard. It’s Day 3 in my 10-day countdown to my 10th anniversary of my last day before becoming a full-time speaker and entrepreneur.  Yes, I’m celebrating…
Summer Owens Day 4 10th anniversary countdown. Silence the Inner Critic and Overcome Self-Doubt.
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10-DAY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN- DAY 4: Silence the Inner Critic and Overcome Self-Doubt

Although it was over 20 years ago, I vividly remember something the graduate advisor for my sorority said to me at a leadership conference in Orlando, Florida. “Summer, you think too much.” In the moment, I was offended. However, she was…
Summer Owens Day 5 10th anniversary countdown. Surround Yourself with Supportive Relationships.
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10-DAY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY COUNTDOWN- DAY 5: Surround Yourself with Supportive Relationships

It’s Day 5 in my 10-day countdown to my 10th anniversary of my last day before becoming a full-time speaker and entrepreneur.  Today, we're diving into the importance of surrounding yourself with supportive relationships and building a…