Boss Lady

Boss Lady: Ashleè Wilson from Glam Hair Divas and Glam Goood Catering

I met Ashleè many years ago. She’s actually my cousin, lol. I’ve been watching her over the years and she is an inspiration to say the least. She is the epitome of a self-made business woman and entrepreneur, and here’s why.

First things first, tell the readers a little about you.

I’m a Queen in every aspect. I’m a black woman with 2 small, but large, businesses owner and a work in process.

What made you want to go into business for yourself?

I was on a job working, got tired of being treated unfairly, working long tiring hours never any time for myself or family, so I began to think, is this what I want to do for the rest of my life? I immediately started saving money and then I resigned. I enrolled in school and started working my business around my schedule. I promoted and worked very hard at branding myself. I went 7 years and put myself through school and earned 2 degrees in the process.

I know you do hair, cater and studied law. What else do you do?

I would like to get into counseling soon. I am also getting into interior designing (Home decorating), but I pray, love, curse, fuss, live, laugh, meditate, scream, cry, workout, travel and I regroup.

Why so many endeavors at once?

If you look around, we as a society are always revolving to change. I stay busy because it’s very hard to “adapt” in a society that is constantly changing. So I was raised to keep irons in the fire: when one gets hot you can brand, and when that one cools the next is ready, but it’s all a process.

Do you plan to expand any of your businesses? If so, which one and how?

Yes I do, working on that now and it’s such a process. Glam Hair Divas is in the process of  being revamped. It will now be called Glam Hair Premium Extensions. Renaming the company because I am “retiring” from doing hair, but focusing on selling our hair line of bundles, closures, frontals, and our premium high density wigs. 

Where did the names Glam Good Catering and Glam Hair Divas come from?

The names came from my lifestyle. People look at how you appear, admiring the materialism, seeing I’m  always on the go, dressed up, traveling,et. It appears to be a Glamorous lifestyle, not knowing it’s not an easy job but you work hard at doing what you do.  I grew up in a small town that is growing rapidly. I love glitz. What is glitz without Glam? I actually had several other names but Glam stuck, so glam it is. That’s where the names came from.  Lol

What is your ultimate goal as far as being a chef, stylist, and lawyer, or is there just plans for one?

The ultimate goal is to be secure. I’m getting older, business is always business but I am ready to focus on long term goals such as love and a family. But before all that takes place business has to be in order. I know I said in a previous question, I would be retiring from doing hair but I will always be a stylist. I will still be taking appointments when needed but my focus/passion has been planted in Its Glam Goood Catering LLC: owning a family owned and operated business. 

As a little girl, is what you’re doing now what you had dreamed of doing? What were/are some of your other dreams, if any?

Naw. As a kid you we always dreamed of being grown. Not knowing what being grown was all about..lol..you know we couldn’t wait to be grown but it’s days I swear I wish I was still a kid. When I had not a worry or care in the world. Being a spoiled brat and living for free..lol

 As a kid, I think I wanted to be a pretty girl. I wanted to be like the girls on Clueless: Stacey Dash..lol

Do you have any projects coming up?

Yes, I have a vision board mixer coming up Sunday July 29th and a networking Mixer coming up Sunday October 14th.

What is some advice you can give to other women wanting to be a Boss Lady?

Keep God 1st, remain humble, stay focused, be productive, and always be a blessing when you can.

Is there anything else you want to mention?

Yes, please follow us on instagram: itsglamgooodcatering

GlamHairExtenzions 

Where can people find you?

Social media:

Facebook: Its Glam Goood Catering LLC

IG: ITS GLAM GOOOD CATERING

Boss Lady

Boss Lady: Kim Williams of Single Black Motherhood

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Welcome Kim and thanks for doing this interview. First , please tell the readers a little bit about you.
I am the mother to a beautiful five-year-old girl named McKinley Grace, currently residing in Houston, Texas. I am a Credentialing Specialist by day and a podcaster/blogger by night. I love reading and traveling and I wish I could do more of both! I started the Single Black Motherhood platform in January (2018) in hopes of connecting single black moms around the world who may have been in similar situations as myself, such as relocating, feeling isolated, and not really having a support system, (just) to name a few.
What inspired you to do a podcast about single black motherhood?
I had been listening to single mom podcasts by Caucasian women. I couldn’t always relate and I felt like they weren’t addressing all issues, so I felt there was a need for single moms of color to have a space in the podcast world. I didn’t know there were already single black moms that were podcasting because they didn’t have “single mom” in the title.
Why a podcast and not a blog or YT channel?
I actually started the podcast and I had a few blog posts up on the site at the same time. I chose not to do a YT channel because I like the idea of me sitting at my computer and not having to put clothes on or edit long videos. It seemed like audio would be better for moms like me who are always busy and on-the-go. They could easily play the podcast and pause it when needed, without having to watch a video.
What’s your ultimate goal with the podcast?
To create a community for single black moms and change the negative image worldwide. If I could become a full-time podcaster, that would be awesome, but that is not a goal of mine at this moment.
I know you work full time. Tell us a little about what you do.
I work in the field of Healthcare Credentialing. At this point in my life, I am not sure that I would want to do Credentialing for the rest of my life. I enjoy what I do but I want to do something that has more of a direct impact on the lives of others. I haven’t figured that out yet, but I would like to speak to single moms around the world in the future.
Why are you such a huge advocate for single black mothers?
I am a huge advocate for single black mothers because I am currently a single black mother and I know how hard the journey has been and can be. I don’t want mothers to feel alone and that they are just another statistic. I believe that it’s also important to let the world know that we are more than government assistance seeking women and we are actually great contributors to society just like anyone else.
What do you want other single moms to takeaway?
I want other single moms to gain a sense of awareness and become educated, empowered, and inspired. This allows them to take the information and tips and implement it into their lives making them better moms, not only for themselves, but also for their children.
Where can people find you?
I can be found on Instagram & Facebook @singleblackmotherhood and my site singleblackmotherhood.com