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? www.achimagazine.com, www.wswassociation.com Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year we are committed to releasing 24 Influenc-HER Profile Series of trailblazing women living out their dreams. We begin this series with thee amazing Candice Crocker. She is beauty, she is passion, she is influence. Here's our interview with her!What is your name and what do you do? My name is Candice Crocker. I work in Public Relations professionally and I’m a Natural Hair and Beauty Vlogger/Influencer. Are there any childhood experiences that led you to where you are today? Growing up, my friends would always ask me to do their hair, we’d play with makeup and take pictures after. I’ve been taking “selfies” since I had my first camera. I’ve always shared my beauty and hair tips with my friends because I love beauty and hair products. Becoming a beauty influencer/vlogger is just a natural extension of what I’ve always done and my personality. Where did your passion for blogging/vlogging come from? It happened organically. I’ve always shared my favorite beauty and hair tips/finds with my friends and family so it was only natural to do the same on social media. Once I started sharing, women gravitated to my platforms. I love to help other women and I’ve met many wonderful people by doing this. It’s definitely fun and so rewarding for me. What has been your biggest achievement thus far? My biggest achievement so far was my first Instagram/Facebook Live Takeover collaboration with Creme of Nature and Cocotique. Being invited to work with brands I’ve loved and used since I was a little girl is amazing. Also, being featured on Essence.com was pretty cool. What is the secret to the perfect twist out? I’m still trying to figure that out! LOL! Click here to watch Candice's take on achieving the perfect twist. Are there any products you swear by? I swear by these products: Olive Oil Ecostyler Gel; Aussie Moist 3-Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioner; Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner; TGIN Honey Miracle Hair Mask, Taliah Wajjid Curly Curl Creme Who do you look to as inspiration? I look to my mother (Blanche Crocker), Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Oprah and Beyoncé as inspiration. What tangible piece of advice would you give young girls who want to be where you are? Be you! Be confident in your abilities. There is someone, somewhere, who needs what you have to offer. Your talent/gift/expertise is what makes you special. You can accomplish whatever you want in life as long as you wholeheartedly believe in yourself and put in the work. Be willing to invest in yourself, open to learning new things and fearlessly follow your dreams.
I love that we can be strong and soft, feminine and androgynous, sweet and sassy, plain and glamorous, domestic and independent, flexible and rigid.What do you love most about being a woman? I love that we can be strong and soft, feminine and androgynous, sweet and sassy, plain and glamorous, domestic and independent, flexible and rigid. I love being girly, how beautiful it is to be able to give life and that we’re the nurturers of the world. What is the key to finding balance in your personal and professional life?