Our next Influenc-Her we are privileged to highlight is the remarkable Dr. Juanita Fletcher. She wears many hats, has many talents, and she does everything with poise and a humble heart. It is an honor to highlight such an amazing woman who devotes so much of her time honoring and celebrating others. Here’s our interview with the powerhouse Dr. Juanita Fletcher .
What is your name and what do you do?
Juanita Fletcher, I am CEO and Founder of ACHI Magazine and ACHI WSWA (Women Supporting Women Association, Inc.)
Are there any childhood experiences that led you to where you are today?
Too many childhood experiences to name, however there is one that had the biggest lasting effect on me, seeing my biological father walk out on my mother. From that experience, I learned to use pain as fuel.
Where did your passion come from?
My passion comes from loving, encouraging, giving and protecting my younger sisters from the age of 5. It’s what I know and who I am!
What has been your biggest achievement thus far?
Definitely giving birth to my daughters was my finest hour…both times. It is by far my most gratifying achievement to date. I adore them and am blessed to have them both working at my side on a daily basis.
You wear many hats, what is your favorite one to wear?
Of course, motherhood is the hat I take pride in wearing every day!
Who do you look to as inspiration?
God is the only person I look to for inspiration. I work in hopes that what I do gives Him glory.
What tangible piece of advice would you give young girls who want to be where you are?
Likewise, I would advise young girls (or anyone for that matter) to “Give God something to bless!” In other words, do something and do it to the best of your ability and then let God do the rest. You can expect God to bless you when you do your part first.
Give God something to bless!” In other words, do something and do it to the best of your ability and then let God do the rest. You can expect God to bless you when you do your part first.
As a woman and mother, I love having the ability to nurture. It is this ability that drives me to encourage and mentor countless women and girls through my organization- just as I did years ago with my sisters.
What is the key to finding balance in your personal and professional life?
Balance? (smiling to herself) I’m still trying to find that one! Lol!
What is one thing many people do not know about you?
As a leader, I am forced to be in the forefront, however people may never know that I truly am an introvert. But because I love what I do, I suck it up every time and smile even though I would prefer to remain in the background.
Our fun question: If you could be any animal what would it be and why?
Lol! A black panther! Well, because a black panther is as tender as it is strong, and I can identify with that!
Are there any projects that you’re working on that we can look forward to?
There are several projects on the horizon for both ACHI Magazine and ACHI WSWA. Our 1st Annual ‘Love Yourself’ Women’s Conference is May 19-20, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. We have ACHI WSWA chapters starting up in GA, FL and another in VA (Richmond area).
What does the future hold for you?
A personal endeavor: my new book will be released in May entitled “Every Able Body”, and I am in the process of being ordained. I want to be the full package when ministering to others. It increases effectiveness. Corporately, further into the year, we will kick-off our 12-city tour for ACHI Magazine in Oct. 2017. This doubles the tour we began just last year. It’s a massive undertaking, however my staff and I am up for the challenge.
Where can people find you?
Email me at: email@example.com