We asked some of the most inspiring folks in the community to tell us where they want to be professionally by the end of their careers.

Terese Fields | Interior Stylist & Stager

My end goal is to be one of the top Black-owned Staging and Redesign companies in the South. By the end of my career, I want to have built a reputable company that can stand the test of time well after I decide to retire. Outside of my passion for design, I am building NÖIRE Staging and Design for my children. I want them to see what hard work and dedication to what you love can get you. creating generational wealth where my children and their children to come never have to work for anyone else if they choose not to because they will have a family business they can work for or run, and if they choose not to do either of those and decide to create their own lane they will have the skillset and knowledge to do so. Read more>>

DeSean Lewis | Fashion Designer

As a fashion designer, most people would think that your end goal is to become a household name like that of Chanel or Prada but in reality, my end goal is to inspire. I want to leave this world knowing that my creativity gave other creators the push to do whatever it is they want to do. I want to be able to look back and know that I made a difference in the fashion world by being me and not trying to “Keep Up With the Kardashians” literally, lol. Read more>>

Ms Chloé | Luxury Wig Maker | Wigologist

My end goal is to make Belle Cheveux By Chloé international brand. I would like to have multiple salon suites & store front locations worldwide. In the US, the UK, the Caribbean, South Africa , you name it. My salon suites are not going to be like a regular salon, it’s going to be like a luxury beauty bar where you come in and get all your beauty needs catered to. You know for example when it’s your birthday & you have to go get your hair done at the salon. The. go get your make up done somewhere else and go get your nails done another place. Belle Cheveux is going to be that one stop where you can get everything done conveniently at one location. Read more>>