We had the good fortune of connecting with Katina Norman and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Katina, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
As a Black woman working in corporate America, I’ve come to realize that I can only go so far. The glass ceiling is the limit for me, and quite frankly, it’s bullshit that I have to work twice as hard and be twice as nice just to have a small piece of what my white colleagues obtain so effortlessly. Deciding that nothing was going to change unless I changed, I did some research and asked myself what my God given talents were and how I could monetize them while helping people at the same time. Thus, Service Savvy, LLC was born.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My career in the corporate arena is peppered with gigs as a video editor and video production assistant. I obtained my Associate in Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta in 2002 with a major in Video Production. When I’m editing video or working on a set as a Production Assistant, I feel like I’m in the right place. Unfortunately, for various reasons, it’s not easy for me to maintain the standard of living I’m accustomed to while working full time as a professional artist, but I feel like I’m on my way for sure.
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It goes without saying that I am grateful to the Lord for blessing me with the spirit of entrepreneurship. My mom has been super supportive and my #1 fan, and I’m thankful to all the friends and family members that have supported me and my business over the years.