Women Who Inspire: Tashea Lewis, Founder of Black People Rock Honors
Women’s Small Business Month may be over but we celebrate women in business doing amazing things every month. Today we’re highlighting the founder of the Black People Rock Honors.
Tashea is a native of Bridgeport, Ct, and a mother to a beautiful daughter, Janiya. Her mission is to Empower, Inspire, and Build People Up to go after their dreams and get what God has for them. She loves planning and hosting events that bring Love and Unity amongst others. She promotes sisterhood, brotherhood, health, self-love, entrepreneurship, community leadership, and ownership.
Tashea is dedicated to helping people achieve their dreams and Breaking generational curses. She is all about giving back, Inspiring others, and using programs created to help those in need. For so long she let people get in her ear and hold her back from achieving her dreams. She was always concerned about what people thought about her, if she would be accepted, wearing a mask to please others but not anymore. She is going after everything that God has for her, letting nothing stand in her way and she encourages you to do the same. She wants to make a difference, be a light wherever she goes and be everything God has called her to be. She’s been thrown a lot of curveballs, almost gave up but persevered through it because giving up is not an option.
What do you define as success?
Tashea: Setting a goal and accomplishing something you’ve set out to achieve. Success is also about helping others along the way and making a difference in the world.
What was the inspiration behind your award show?
Tashea: Black People Rock Honors is about Honoring individuals for their work, achievements, and positive influence in & around the community. There is so much negativity going around, and I wanted to shine a light on Black Excellence. God gave me an assignment over my life to love on His people. Sharing my light, serving, and celebrating others is what I love to do from the heart. I love supporting and encouraging others to keep going no matter what obstacles comes your way. Sharing our light is a wonderful way of being. Putting others first above ourselves takes a lot of practice and perseverance and we are rediscovering our true selves in the process.
How do you differentiate your brand from the competition?
Tashea: I don’t look at what others are doing. God gave me a specific vision and gives me instructions on how to execute them and I do just that. I’m not worried about if others may be doing the same thing as me or if I’m doing something like them. That’s amazing, I support and celebrate their success. I’m just over here trying to mind my business and stay on my assignment so that I can give the glory back to God.
What has been your most effective marketing strategy to grow your event?
Tashea: Posting to social media, doing tv and radio interviews.
What’s your best piece of advice for aspiring and new entrepreneurs?
Tashea: Put God first in everything that you do. Step out and start even when it looks scary. Watch who’s around you and block out negativity. Stay focused on your assignment and dont abort the mission. If you ever try to give up and throw in the towel always remember why you started. You got this and someone out there needs what you have.
Who is your business role model? Why?
Tashea: Oprah Winfrey Because she had a goal and did what she set out to do. She is who I look to and I would like to do some of things that she had done in this world but in my own way.
What do you have planned for the next year?
Tashea: Black People Rock Honors Tour Dates
Atlanta, Ga — January 21st
Los Angeles, CA — April 29th
Connecticut — August 3rd -6th
Houston, Tx — November 11th
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