What inspired you to become a Brown CEO?
My inspiration to become a Brown CEO came at a time that I was a single mother of five children living paycheck to paycheck. I always had feelings of defeat and thoughts that my efforts were not enough. During that time I was healing from trauma, depression, and a toxic relationship. I decided to write my story as a form of healing but to also help other women that had endured the same issues that I had been through. That book catapulted my life and ignited many gifts within me. "Memoirs of an Overcomer" went on to become a best seller and gave me a confidence that no one could take a way. At that moment, I decided that I was going to be a boss!
Share your biggest accomplishment to-date:
My biggest accomplishment to date aside from my family is coaching women to share their stories through books, podcasts, speaking, and multiple platforms.
Any success advice for women who desire to succeed in your industry?
There will be times that you feel like what you are doing is not enough. You will feel stuck at times and feel as if you want to quit. In that moment remember that you were built for this! Pray, create a strategy, and never give up. Run your own race. There is only one you and the world needs your unique brilliance! Be you unapologetically.
What is next for you in 2022?
In 2022, I will facilitate masterclasses that will bring healing but that will also give strategies to women that would like to share their stories. I will continue to share the stories of others through my show, The Glow up with Shawneya Ellis.
How can readers connect with you online?I would love for readers to connect with me on Facebook and Instagram @AuthorShawneyaEllis. Also, tune into the Glow Up with Shawneya Ellis on themoguls.tv every Tuesday at 8pm. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @theglowupwithshawneyaellis.