Who says women can’t get along and actually uplift each other? Definitely not the founder and ambassadors of High Heel High Goals™. High Heel High Goals™ was founded by Ronnessa Brown, a Washington, DC entrepreneur and businesswomen who took a dollar and a dream and turned it into a mini enterprise. The mission of High Heel High Goals™ is to empower women just like her to reach their goals and to educate them on various entrepreneurial practices. One of the key elements of the exclusive women’s group is entrepreneurial based events where women can learn important tools and gain knowledge on how to establish and maintain successful businesses. Their first event of the new year, “Success in the City with Nordstrom”, took place last weekend. The ladies of High Heel High Goals™ were gracious enough to let me come through and see what they were all about.
We live in a society where women are pit against each other but if you were inside the walls of the private area where “Success in the City with Nordstrom” was taking place, you would never have known it. The positive vibes were present from the beginning as Ambassador Jennifer “Lucy” Tyler kicked off the event with a prayer. Next was an ice breaker that definitely warmed up the over 100 women in attendance. We were given five minutes to “speed network” and learn as much about the other women’s entrepreneurial goals as possible while sharing our own.
Over the next hour and a half several speakers gave presentations on various topics pertaining to business and gave helpful tips and tactics that everyone seemed to soak up. Ronnessa served as the mistress of ceremonies introducing each speaker while dropping tidbits of her own.
Your success in not about you, it’s about the lives you’ve changed and the impact you’ve made.
The first speaker was certified public accountant Amani Ahmed. She dropped major knowledge about how important it is to budget and to keep track of your business expenses. What she emphasized the most was the significance of relationships when choosing an accountant or financial planner and the importance of saving.
Anybody can kick out a product, it’s about the relationship.
You should be saving more and spending and consuming less.
The next speaker spoke on a topic that I don’t think anyone was expecting. Quenesha McNair gave a rousing presentation on real estate investment. The 13 year vet shared her experiences in the real estate business. She outlined a few different investment strategies that anyone could take advantage.
Yes, you can invest with just $2.00 to your name.
That line became a quotable and was used a half dozen times before the event’s end lol.
Next Angela Key Williams, store manager at Nordstrom, discussed the importance of customer service and gave tips on how to render quality customer service.
Our mantra is “use good judgment in all situations”.
Know something about your customers. They’re date of birth, anniversary, etc. so they know you are always listening.
There were also tips on make-up and fashion by consultants from the popular fashion chain to show us girls how to look like a million bucks while on a budget.
Ronnessa concluded the event with some general tips to live by in business.
- Investing in marketing and branding in imperative
- Your brand is your niche market
- Your brand is what sets you apart from everyone else who does what you do
- Personality and personability is key. People want to know who you are.
- Consistency is everything
I’m pretty sure not one woman left there without a list of things that they wanted to implement as a result of what they learned…me included.
For more info on High Heel High Goals™ or to become a member, check out their website at http://www.highheelshighgoals.com/.