Empowering Women Through Work Wear

Empowering Women Through Work Wear

I’m working on building a fashion brand that represents the modern working woman, and offers outfits that allow us women to look and feel good at work. Now that I have found my purpose, work is no longer something I dread on a Sunday night. Work is now a way for me to make an impact on the world and fulfill a vision, which is a pretty good reason to get out of bed in the morning!

A Beacon of Success

A Beacon of Success

From tips on her blog about work-life integration, to taking calculated risks and being heard in business, to mentoring women and people of color to help them capitalize on opportunities, Shellye is consistently uplifting others. As a woman of color, Shellye is a beacon of success for individuals who have traditionally lacked equal access to leadership positions and she speaks openly and honestly about her experiences.

Hometown Heroine

Hometown Heroine

And while she didn’t know I was watching, she taught me how to maintain relationships with the people who matter most. She balanced her schoolwork and professional pursuits with preparing to marry her fiancé and being available to her mother and siblings. For a kid from a neighborhood that incarcerated more black boys than it graduated from high school, Natasha was my real-time, real-life model of academic and professional excellence. Also, as a young man from a place where there are few fathers, and even fewer husbands, Natasha was an early teacher of selfless love and service. Up until this point in my life, I’d never met anyone in such close proximity who encouraged and inspired me so much.

The Beauty of Boldness

The Beauty of Boldness

She believes in the power of questions, the importance of optimism and the beauty of boldness, and recognizes that it always starts with people. Had I not learned these lessons from her, I never would have had the courage to launch my own organization. I owe her a sincere debt of gratitude. It is because of her that I recognize it’s not just what I do, but how I do it, that can have the greatest impact on the world.