The Chrysalis Program
There’s more to a business than just the products or services they offer! In this interview, we learn more about the BOSS behind the business!
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Q: Can you please give us a brief description of your company, products, and/or services?
A: The Chrysalis Program is a nonprofit that teaches self-confidence, leadership and life skills to African American girls and their parents. Using interactive, character-building workshops, the Chrysalis Program social emotional aspects of students to foster healing and transformation.
Q: Why do you believe your business is vital to your community?
A: The Chrysalis Program is vital to the community as it assist training children when they are young to be leaders, to show empathy for others and have gratitude. These concepts build a stronger for efficient community and bring success to our students as they grow into adulthood.
Q: What do you believe makes YOU a BOSS?
A: Starting as a stay at home, I changed my own fate to become a leader of my own business. As a boss, I create more leaders instead of followers or workers.
Q: What would you say has been the biggest BOSS move, you’ve made with your business thus far?
A: The biggest boss move thus far is developing a plan to create the Power Her Conference. It took courage and resilience to contact celebrities, find sponsors, and sell tickets to women all over the country.
Q: What is something that has kept you grounded with your business?
A: What has kept me grounded is the understanding that our girls not only need The Chrysalis Program, but they love the Chrysalis Program. Remembering that some of the girls do not receive the love, and nourishment they need outside the program keeps me focused and grounded. It reminds me that the work I do is God’s work and should be treated with reverence and respect.
Q: What is something you would tell an entrepreneur on the rise, to help them be successful?
A: I would tell an entrepreneur on the rise to never give up. Success is created one step in the right direction at a time.
Q: What has been the best piece of business advice you’ve received?
A: The best business advice I have receive is to prioritize. Decide which alligator is closest to the boat and address it. Finish one each task in its completion. Celebrate small victories. Stay encouraged.
Q: If you had $1,000 to give back to your community, what would you do? Why?
A: If I had $1000 to give back to my community, I would provide a safe space for students to come and learn in a fun, empowering and healing environment. I would hire a counselor to help each student deal with their own trauma.
Q: How can people support your business and/or vision?
A: People can support the Chrysalis Program by becoming sponsors of the program or its fundraising events (such as The Black Hair and Culture Fair and Power Her Conference). Another way to support the Chrysalis Program is to buy tickets to our events or purchase our t-shirts.
There you have it! The scoop of the BOSS behind the business!
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