FNPhenomenal Woman is a monthly series where I take the conversations that we have as women that are empowering, informative, and fun and bring them to the world. In the spirit of Maya Angelou’s poem Phenomenal Woman, I want to showcase how phenomenal we are and that we have something unique and amazing to bring to the world. These conversations will occur in two forms. The first form is an interview with the current month’s FNPhenomenal Woman, and then the second part is a Google Hangout!
This month I chose Toya and Renee of Boardroom Beauties because I love their mission to encourage women to live out their dreams. I also love they they are unapologetic about how much they love the Lord. They are doing amazing things as individuals, but they decided to collaborate to change more lives. I absolutely love their spirit and commitment to helping other people step into who they are meant to be.
Enjoy the interview and be sure to join us over at the Google Hangout!
What do you do and why is it important?
We are co founders of Boardroom Beauties, a lifestyle and empowerment organization founded where we challenge the everyday woman to pursue her dreams LIVE and in COLOR. Through our series of lifestyle & empowerment events, informative workshops and digital community we empower women in the areas of professional, personal and spiritual development. It’s important for women to have the support they need so they can continue to achieve success in their personal and professional lives.
What would you tell your younger self?
Toya Nicole – Be patient with yourself, don’t rush anything in life or love. Everything comes to you in God’s perfect timing and he doesn’t need your help to move it along!
Renee – Live for today as tomorrow is not promised, laugh daily, love who you are and where you are no matter the circumstance and learn something new everyday!
What is the single best piece of advice that you have learned?
Toya Nicole – Always have a plan and an exit strategy in your career and life. “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail”
Renee – If you don’t invest in yourself then who will!?
How did you get the courage to step out and live your authentic self by pursing your passion?
Toya Nicole – Through my own journey of self discovery, patience with myself and fully accepting all my flaws and mistakes I can truly say I am living and being true to who I am authentically.
Renee – I was pushed to step out on faith! I prayed to God to give me a sign and he showed me what I needed to do and how I needed to do it.
Who do you look up to and why?
Toya Nicole – Queen Esther in the bible. She was a woman of feminity, courage and purpose.
Renee – My mother – she taught me the beauty of faith, life, love, forgiveness and womanhood. I am an independent strong woman because of the morals and values that she has instilled in me!
What are your guiding principles?
Toya Nicole – My faith is the foundation of everything I do.
Renee – Do what you feel and have no regrets; it’s your life so live it!
What does the word “phenomenal” mean to you?
Toya Nicole – Outstanding and Extraordinary
Renee – Inspire, encourage, believe and take action!
What is one key money principle that you live your life by?
Toya Nicole – Seek help to make sure you are making smart financial decisions, you can’t do it alone. I’ve had a financial planner/advisor since 2006.
Renee – Don’t just save for today or tomorrow; save for the future.
What is your favorite book and why?
Toya Nicole – Sula by Toni Morrison – such a beautiful written novel!
Renee – The Left Behind Series by Tim LeHaye and Jerry B . Jenkins because the stories are captivating, thrilling and controversial.
Toya Nicole is a writer, speaker and branding strategist at L. Nicole Media & Communications. She works with aspiring bloggers, entrepreneurs and non profits to help them establish and leverage their online presence. Her personal mission is to encourage ordinary women to walk in their extraordinary purpose in business and life.
Twitter @MsTravelChic Instagram @ToyaNicoleMedia Facebook.com/LNicoleMedia Pinterest.com/MsTravelChic YouTube.com/toyanicolemedia
Renee B. is a Women’s Empowerment Strategist, Beauty Maven and Aspiring Author. Beauty is her passion and empowering women is her purpose! She educates young women and girls about embracing their internal beauty first so their external beauty can shine brighter through workshops, seminars and speaking engagements.
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