Black Career Woman Spotlight
Who is Black Career Woman, Natasha Nurse?
Having been a victim of bullying as a child growing up, I learned to seek out fashion as a source of strength early on and actively uses it as a personal means of empowerment; because of my own experiences with bullying and my strong desire to help others within the plus size community, I started Dressing Room 8 to provide a web-based resource where women can gain personal and professional empowerment through my fashion and lifestyle focused blog, consultation and coaching services. Dressing Room 8 helps women learn how to think with clarity, dress with confidence, and live with purpose. Dressing Room 8 began in New York in 2015.
What strategies or steps have you taken to achieve success in your chosen field?
Networking and my endless dedication to keep learning and growing, has helped get to where I am today. As a New Yorker, born and raised, I am used to bumping into people from all walks of life on a daily basis, which makes it easy for me to accomplish my goal of meeting someone new or learning something new each and every day. Surrounding myself with inspirational women through my work with Dressing Room 8 and Sistas On Fire IRL series, I am able to learn more about what entrepreneurship and leadership is all about.
What challenge(s) have you experienced in the workplace and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge I face as an entrepreneur is something most of us face – brand awareness. My ongoing goal is to spread my message of how women can achieve personal and professional transformation in their lives.
How do you bring your authentic self to work?
What an interesting question. I am a stronger believer that you should be your most authentic self at work. Otherwise, you will feel stifled and ultimately, you may begin to resent who you have to be at job. So, I am my authentic self in what I do, what I write, and where I go. When you meet Natasha Nurse, you are getting who I am 24/7.
Who has been the most influential person in your career up to now?
There are so many people that have influenced me and my career. Right now, I am most influenced by Rhonda Byrne, the author of The Secret. Understanding how the law of attraction plays a role in personal and professional life, I am able to operate with a mindset for success while taking the right steps to move closer to achieving my dreams.
What advice can you give to black career women that desire to achieve the next level of success in their career?
Here are 4 tips I would share with black career women who want to get to the next level in their career: 1. Believe in yourself no matter what – It doesn’t matter if you don’t have anyone else behind you. You always have to be your #1 cheerleader. 2. Stay hungry for your dreams – It can be easy to give up on your dreams if you are facing various obstacles and challenges standing in your way. You can never give up. Even if the journey feels tougher than it should be. Don’t give up. 3. Never stop networking – Women are stronger together. When you continue to grow your network, you will continue to invite endless possibilities into your life. 4. Leave breadcrumbs – When we make strides in our career it is important to make sure we don’t forget to leave breadcrumbs for those that come after us. This is how we can build our community and make it that much easier for all of us to succeed.
What does being a Black Career Woman Mean to YOU?
A Black Career Woman is a woman of color who is dedicated to achieving her personal and professional goals, networking and collaborating with like-minded women, and showing the world that she is an unstoppable force.
How can we connect with you?
Twitter - https://twitter.com/dressingroom8 Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dressing_room_8/ Website – https://www.dressingroom8.com/ Email – Natasha@dressingroom8.com