Check out this post from 11/16/11
Since releasing my book, I have been busy…to put it lightly. On the move as Entrepreneur and that’s only because God is blessing me tremendously and keeping me going. He’s keeping me in people’s lives, and I pray that it is making a difference.

Between my full-time jobs as a mom and FedEx employee, I’m trying to speak, promote my book and start a business to fulfill my dream of entrepreneurship.

Although I’m busy, I’m going to try my best to keep us this blog because I’d love to share this tremendous journey God is taking me and my son on. Jaylan and I just got back from Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Austin, TX where we were warmly welcomed. I spoke at their Changing Destinies Teen Pregnancy Conference and then shared my story in their church services-all three of them. It was awesome!

In my presentation on teen pregnancy that Saturday, I shared two songs that were meaningful to me- Don’t Ever Give Up and Smile. The next day, the choir shocked me and sang them both in the services! It felt great!

The day before we left for Austin, I received the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award. What an honor! My management chain supported me fully, and it was wonderful to have my mom and my son by my side as well.

Now, I’m making preparations to head to Columbia, TN when I get out of my Leadership Academy class on Friday. Wish me luck!



I’m Summer Owens, and my passion is helping youth and young adults realize success no matter what obstacles they face. As an international resilience and leadership keynote speaker, author, S.O. What! Success Coach, and creator of the S.O. What! Literacy, Life Skills, and Character Education curriculum, I empower people to say, “So what!” to even their greatest challenges.  provide a framework to help people see past their challenges and focus on solutions using the S.O. What! Success System (Overcome Obstacles + Eliminate Excuses + Calculate Choices = S.O. What! Success). Through keynotes, workshops, books, online courses, and workbooks, I use life’s challenges and my own story of resilience as a rape survivor and teen mom success story to help others confidently pursue their dreams.

Looking for an inspiring college motivational speaker? A high school literacy curriculum? A middle school life skills workbook? A great example for teen mothers? A women’s empowerment or single mother’s conference speaker?  I’m your girl and will help any audience say, “S.O. What!”.