I believe that women are the heartbeat of the community and the DNA behind the world’s evolution forward.
Being a leader of women isn’t just what I do, it’s in my blood
I learned my beliefs from growing up around multiple generations of strong, courageous women who achieved career success in the face of social, economic, gender and racial barriers.
My family history ignited my passion for helping women and is the cornerstone of everything I do. I’m living proof that anyone can achieve success with the right plan, mentors, and coaches in your corner. Now it’s my turn to pay it forward and help women like you!
I launched Career on Fire in 2019 because I needed a bigger platform to help more women achieve success.
Beginning with my grandmother, whose humble beginnings as a single mother on public assistance in the projects of Chicago left her struggling to care for her family. She learned from community mentors, worked hard and eventually achieved multiple promotions and retired as a regional Superintendent for the United States Postal Service.
Or my mother, the first of black women admitted in to the all-male dominated Advanced Electronics Program for the US Navy in the 70’s. Through gender and racial adversity, she still achieved several promotions and rank advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer with Special Welfare Group One; and opportunity that positioned her to work with and train Navy Seals.
These women, these Avatars, faced all sorts of obstacles along their journey, and yet still managed to carve out a pathway of success. But they never stopped at their own success. Each of them always returned to the community, reached back and brought other women with them. I cannot tell you the dozens of stories I have heard from friends, community members, and strangers about the work my mother and grandmother did in the community.