Women’s History Month – Day 1

 

Grace Margaret Davenport Foster

If it wasn’t for this hard-working, awesome women, I wouldn’t be here or be alive to do any of this. She is my inspiration, even today, although she left this earth more than 20 years ago, she has never left my heart. I feel her presence and her encouragement every single day.

She showed me how to be the real, true woman of faith that I am today. She started me on this journey of entrepreneurship, but she couldn’t help it because that spirit was instilled in her by her mother and grandmother.

Check out my tribute to the awesome women entrepreneurs who came before me, form my forthcoming book: UN-Market Your Business: 10 Ways for Savvy Entrepreneurs to Stand Out, Stop Struggling, and Start Profiting.

I come from a line of women entrepreneurs who did what needed to be done. My great-grandmother ran her own farm, and my grandmother worked in the homes of the wealthy in our little town as a housekeeper. Today, she would have been considered an independent contractor because she set her own schedule and worked for different families. She was even one of the first Blacks in our neighborhood to own her own home. She negotiated that deal herself with help from her JV (Joint Venture) partner, a former employer. My mother ran a daycare out of our home for years. What was most amazing about these women is that they accomplished all this while living under the Jim Crowe laws of the Deep South during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.

So today and really every day, I honor the spirit of my sweet mother who gave me life and inspires me to greatness. Thank you mama!

Women’s History Trivia

Who Am I-Day1

I am the First Lady who saved historic paintings when the British army burned the Whitehouse in 1814. 

answer at the bottom of the post

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Thank you for nominating women who have been inspirational in your life. Below are the names that have been submitted for today: (we will include the pictures where we can)

TaShan Parks Twyman nominated the following women and she explains why:

Taurea Avant because she is the epitome of strength, grace, and love as a single young professional and successful woman entrepreneur. Taurea has reached levels of success most entrepreneurs will never achieve, man or woman, while maintaining grace, humility and keeping it 100% authentic. She walked away from a very successful industry where she made hundreds of thousands of dollars to pursue her passion of helping others become successful. From losing both her parents to battling mental illness, she is the WOMAN all women need to watch and emulate. She is the same person personally and professionally, something most people struggle to be, while achieving her dreams She is Bold as well as Beautiful. She is a friend.
Nancy J. Lewis because she is the Last in Red who walks with God yet listens to the people. Nancy is truly a woman after God’s heart. She’s not to heavenly good to be earthly useful. She is a success Women Entrepreneur whos foundation is God’s word and guidance. And like Jesus she doesn’t judge others on their walk, which is why so many of her clients are open to receiving her advice. Nancy is a 20 year veteran consulting who has mastered empowering Women. Now she is on a mission to bridge the gap between Millennials and the rest of us. She supports and promotes youth to be their best while making sure they use God’s word as a guide. what I love most about her is it she doesn’t super impose her religious views on her clients. She lets her light shine to draw them closer to her in business and in spirit. Nancy will tell you like it is and then pray for and with you Nothing like Great Love from a Proverbial Woman.

 

Women’s History Trivia Answer:  Dolly Madison: Check out HERstory

If you have a woman you would like to nominate, do so in the comments below and let her know!

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  • By Bernadette Harris - on Reply

    What an inspirational story and wonderful perspective. An independent contractor – that’s so very true. I have never thought of my great-grandmother and grandmother as independent contractors but by definition they were. They did the same type work.

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