Photo by Lawrence Miner
When we as women say we wear many hats, we are telling you that the crowns that rest on our heads are gold and dripping with excellence! We can do it all!
That’s what was on full display as a mompreneur, Winnie Elizabeth Caldwell succeeded in preparing his presentation to the PETROL E-Suite experience during the ESSENCE Cultural Festival 2022, she looked incredibly chic in her gold studded dress, while her baby girl hugged her hip.
Opening with a story reminiscent of her teenage parenthood years, Winnie noted how her journey was full of trials and triumphs. She also credited her faith with bringing her and her now 16-year-old son (who smiled the entire time during her panel looking proudly at the audience) to run a book club exclusively for black and brown boys. , Books N Bros.
“Keep yourself at the front of your life equation,” Winnie subtly remarked. In such a voice of poise and comfort, Thompson’s statement was bold. As parents, we juggle so many tasks, run households and businesses, and can always muster the strength to raise children, even during a major life and/or career change.
“I didn’t learn about community until I went through the worst times of my life,” she shared. Her story, like that of so many parents, is such a testament to the village we all need as we navigate the ups and downs of life.
This E-SUITE panel was more than about industry leaders, finance, career gains and entrepreneurial success. It was the ultimate demonstration of a family’s desire and determination to build on a foundation of support, love and tenacity. It really defined the essence of the black family and how we are stronger together, regardless of the obstacles.
We are a family! Gather with your loved ones and share the story of how parenthood during a major career change is only minor compared to all the great things to come!
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