Rose Smith, 51, lives in Austin, is the founder of Black Women in Business, which meets monthly in Harker Heights.
Where do you work?
I work across Texas with the Black Women in Business Chapters that I have.
Where are your Black Women in Business chapters located?
I currently have chapters in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen, Dallas, San Marcos, and Texas City and will launch Waco and Houston in March 2018.
Where do you host your Black Women in Business meetings for the Killeen Chapter?
We meet at the Harker Heights Event Center in Harker Heights once a month.
Are you married? Kids? I am happily married to Charles Smith, and we have six amazing children.
Why did you start Black Women in Business?
Black women in Business was created from spiritual instruction. It was the answer to a series of prayers after the frustration of watching business women miss opportunities due to the lack of support, encouragement, resources and/or business education. The goal was to provide a platform for business women and those who aspire to start their own business to get to their next level. It had to be a place to teach, learn, share, grow, and excel.However most importantly, I wanted to provide a platform that promoted business excellence, motivation and unity.
Where you from originally?
I was born and raised in Luling.
What brought you to the area?
Launching a chapter of Black Women in Business in the Harker Heights area is what brought me to the area.
What do you like about Harker Heights?
Harker Heights has some of the most amazing people I have ever met. I love their hospitality, creativity and desire to succeed.
What is the last book that you read?
I just finished reading for the second time “Repositioning Yourself: Living Life Without Limits” by T.D. Jakes.
What was the last movie that you saw?
The last movie that I saw was “Proud Mary. “I plan on going to see “Black Panther“ soon with my husband.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself traveling the world with the Black Women in Business Global Expansion.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I would tell my younger self, if I could, be patient. Your gift will make room for you.