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.

Nikki Porteus | Family Wellness Chiropractor

At the end of the day, I want to know that I helped create generational change in my community. By the end of my career I want to be doing this on a scale that is larger than myself. I envision this happening with two to three locations where there is a collaboration of holistic healthcare providers who each look at the person as a whole and work together to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families. Read more>>

EssenceofShay | Loc Hair Influencer & Queendom Crusader

What an amazing question. The end goal is to put smiles and confidence in every soul that watches my videos, purchases my products and follows my journey. My life has been hard, although it really shouldn’t be. From several abusive relationships, father disowning me, people pleasing to starting a business, becoming an influencer and actually loving who I see in the mirror. My purpose was and is to go through these times to show and help queens. listen, do not stop, keep going, manifest the life you want. And to do so is too face what your going through, be completely honest with your role in it, start the process of change and advancement and thrive. So at the end of my career, I would have like to change at least 5 lol yes 5 not 1 lives. And also retire in Greece with my bubba!! Read more>>

CJ Vaughn | Future Space Dweller, Innovator & YouTuber

Our grow systems will be on the Mars Missions and anything that has to do with space… We got into this industry to be leaders in agriculture innovation… By 2050 we are projected to be unable to feed the number of people that will be living at that time using the current methods of growing produce. Big agriculture is also synonymous with poor practices such as over-using pesticides/fungicide/herbicides and fertilizers that end up in our bodies, rivers and oceans… The systems we are teaching and innovating are disrupting the old paradigm of agriculture with the aim of a sustainable future in growing produce. Read more>>

Dezzy St. Jacobs Erica Roberson | 2 Christian Girls Owners

The end goal is for us to have an established apparel company that encourages and uplifts women in their day to day. We also aim to empower and affirm them through inspirational quotes and scriptures. Being a faith based business, we hope our company not only makes people smile but also speaks to them on a spiritual level. Our desire is to build a legacy that surpasses our own professional careers and can be handed down to the next generation. Read more>>

Eliza Carver | Artist / Illustrator / Designer

I take extra care in taking time to reflect on projects and where I want to see my business grow. In a perfect world I hope to look back on my work and see something that created equitable change for womxn of color, work that inspired people to treat our world and others around us with more care and humility. By the end of my career I would like to be working for eco-conscious, outdoor oriented brands who’s values align with mine. I would like to illustrate a book and would love to see my drawings in the NY times as well as basketball courts and sides of buildings. Read more>>