One of the biggest challenges I’ve encountered is giving myself the freedom to create what excites me the most. Coming out of the advertising industry, there were a lot of behaviors and perceived success metrics that I had to unlearn.
The 3% Accelerator is a business and wellness initiative for women entrepreneurs of color. The program supports creative visionaries who are building the agencies and companies that they want to work for during the critical early years of entrepreneurship.
Somewhere along the line, we’re expected to magically transform from creators to supervisors with little to no outside help. Many times, the only way we can learn about leadership is from what we’ve had before.
For the past five years, I've been grinding away at reputable agencies, speaking on dramatically lit stages—poised to take the next crucial step that would launch me into the advertising stratosphere. But instead, I quit.