Multiple award winning entrepreneur Magazine Publisher Speaker mentor Documentary Producer
For twenty years I taught people how to create wealth for themselves and their families through life insurance products and investments. About twelve years ago I decided that I wanted to do something different with the sales and marketing background that I had.
With the explosion of social media and internet marketing it was imperative that I maintain my position on the cutting edge of change. I started my image consulting business in 2012. The primary objective was to help women dress for success in the workplace. I have been able to accomplish this through workshops, networking conferences, and speaking engagements.
About eight years after forming SJ Image Creations, I merged to a media platform, where I launched an online magazine focusing on image lifestyle and business. SMJ Magazine took on a life of its own, quickly gained momentum and popularity with followers.
I was able to take advantage of various marketing strategies, partnerships and collaborations using other networks to broaden my brand and my consumer base.
SMJ Magazine, have rebranded and extended to multimedia, producing our first documentary “W’at Abowt Us” which is now an award-winning film. The documentary has been nominated for best movie poster as well as best movie trailer. I have won numerous media and business awards and is committed to telling stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
SMJ Magazine also gives entrepreneurs a platform to tell their business stories. SMJ Magazine App can be downloaded on the google play and apple store.
It gives me great joy to provide mentorship to over 300 women who are currently registered with 10 Thousand Coffees within the Start Ups Here Toronto Hub. (Curated Membership Hub)
I have been appointed Board Advisor for the Canadian Center For Women Empowerment Center (CCFWE). I am pleased to share my experiences, skills, passion and insight on women’s issues focusing on gender-based violence and women entrepreneurship.
It is because of my love for community combined with the arts and my increasing presence in the community and the alliances that I have formed, I am ready to share some of my experiences with others and help them reach their goals and dreams as well as tell their stories.
Awards & Accomplishments
Recipient of numerous awards including The Women Entrepreneur Award for 2019 in Celebration of “Small Business Week” in Toronto
Recipient of Woman Achievement Award in recognition for outstanding contribution to the community re: International Women’s Day 2019
Recipient of the Excellence Achievement award for film and media from Glorious Women of Wonders in 2019.
Honored as one of the 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada by……CIBWE 2015.
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