This is my rendition of Women Crush Wednesday’s. I coined this term over a year ago with recognition to myself instead of being someone’s “Woman Crush Wednesday.” I love seeing all the hardworking ladies, who work, go to school, take care of their families and are building their brand or career. I see you all working hard and I want to acknowledge you all! Working Women Wednesday’s is an interviewing session where I interview women who I feel are true Bosses. I am all about empowering and promoting other women. I will post my selection of my Women Crush Wednesday’s, every Wednesday, once a month. I want to continue to promote, build and empower women while showcasing their brand. This will be done monthly and will showcase women who I feel are truly amazing. The ultimate goal is to highlight their successes and showcase their brand. If you have anyone you would like to nominate email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check back every month for our newest feature.
Our First WCW goes to Kayla Mickens of Lashae Virgin Hair LLC, based out of Houston, Texas. I selected Kayla as my first WCW simply because I love how hard she works. Kayla is super sweet, and an amazing businesswoman. I love how each detail of her brand shows she is truly passionate about what she does. Kayla even created my logo for The Makings of B, she is an Entrepreneur with a variation of talents and businesses, all while working full-time, being a mother and wife. I have worked closely with Kayla numerous amounts of time and I believe she has everything it takes to be a powerhouse.
So Kayla, tell me a little more about yourself.
Tell me more about your company, Lashae Virgin Hair.
What made you start Lashae Virgin Hair?
Did you face any adversities growing up, or even in your adulthood? If so, tell us about them and how you overcame them?
Once I learned to value and love myself despite my imperfections, my foundation was solid. Which allowed my core to manifest and evolve!
What are your short term and long term goals?
Being an entrepreneur has its ups and downs, do you prefer a “9-5,” Entrepreneur life, or Both?
Although it is necessary to have individuals engage in a 9-5 work setting, I prefer the Entrepreneur life. As an Entrepreneur, the possibilities are endless and the sky is the limit. However, the amount of time spent pursuing your own business may equal to or outweigh the amount of time spent working a 9-5 job. Despite the long hours spent, tears cried, no’s you will hear, and doors that may not open it is all worth it to watch the hard work and many efforts unfold into a masterpiece. Nothing in life worth having is ever easy. But as long as you believe in yourself and with God on your side the impossible becomes possible!
Making the decision to start my business and actually pursuing it is one accomplishment I am most proud of. The odds were against me because I was a single mother at the time, no one in my family had ever run a business, and I didn’t have much experience or knowledge about where to start. However, I had a dream and God had the plan! Although my story journey and story is still being written. I know that victory and success is ahead. One thing I think I can work on more would be learning how to give myself more credit.
What are some tips or advice you could share with anyone who may want to follow the same career path as you?
I would tell anyone starting their own business to allow God to lead them in every step and decision made from start to finish! Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Crist who strengthens me!
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