According to The 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report by American Express, the average income for all women-owned businesses in the US is a decent $142,900. However, businesses owned by African-American women only average a mere $24,000, an amount that is six times less.
One company is on a mission to even this statistical imbalance.
With a strong belief that businesses and the market should be inclusive and equitable across races and ethnicities, Solo 2 CEO Business Academy serves to empower entrepreneur women of color with the strategies, systems and support they need to become successful CEOs in business and in life.
The business coaching firm is led by award winning business strategist, Shayla N. Atkins. As a black woman herself, Shayla understands the struggles of business owners like her who are fighting against systemic barriers in order to narrow the wealth equity gap. She has helped numerous clients through her coaching services in building high powered teams, streamlining their operations and optimizing their business model and now hosts an exclusive community that is a safe space for high-performing women of color to share their experiences, successes, lessons and insights.
“We are closing the transformation gap for women of color coaches, experts & thought leaders who are ready to elevate from Solopreneurs to CEOs,” said Shayla.
Aside from being a certified coach, Shayla Atkins holds an extensive list of credentials including being a wife and mom of twins, being awarded the Brainz Magazine, one of the Top 500 Global Entrepreneurs of 2020, a Fortune 500 global D&I leader, a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, a sought-after speaker, and an author. She is also a Certified Change Management expert and an experienced Organizational Development strategist and practitioner.
The Solo 2 CEO Business Academy offers a multi-faceted learning experience to its enrollees. Upon signing up, they benefit from live coaching sessions, access to the academy’s private community, as well as a dedicated ‘accountability partners’ who will serve as a special companion in the journey to personal growth. Students will also be provided with a myriad of resources including strategies, training modules, templates, tools, and more.
The effectiveness of Shayla’s approach is well-attested by her students. Melissa Wilson, CEO of start-up Hummingbee Designs shares her experience, “From our first discovery call, I had a feeling Shayla was going to change my life for the better. In just 6 weeks, she has helped me streamline my business! I have identified my ideal client, increased my revenue by 300%, and put systems in place to automate my business. She also helped me gain the confidence my business deserves. She wouldn’t allow me to downplay my talents and this has been an amazing experience. I am so glad that I connected with Shayla and allowed her to show me how successful an entrepreneurial life can be.”
More information about Coach Shayla and Solo 2 CEO Business Academy is found at http://www.theatkinsimpact.com/