Pedestal Professionals is a weekly spotlight series on our blog that highlights Black women entrepreneurs who are forging new paths in their respective fields.
Meet this week’s Pedestal Professional, Ja’Net Adams, International Speaker, Author, and CEO of EMACK Consulting. Ja’Net is a noted expert in financial literacy, and pulls from life experiences to ensure that others are equipped to live a life free of financial burden. She recently released on Amazon her recent book “The Money Attractor! Everyone’s Guide To Winning With Money So They Can Live Their Dreams!” Her first book was “Debt Sucks University: A College Student’s Guide To Winning With Money So They Can Live Their Dreams!” and her advice has been featured on BBC, CNBC, Huffington Post, Forbes, Black Enterprise Magazine, Fox Business, JET Magazine, BizWomenJournal.com, LearnVest.com, USA Today, USA Today College, and NPR’s Marketplace Money. We had a chance to sit down with Ja’Net to learn more about her journey below!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your mission.
I speak all over the country to audiences about personal finance. I share my story about how I paid off $50,000 of debt in two years. My clients are corporations, colleges, high schools, and organizations. My company offers keynotes, workshops, books, and online programs.
How did you get started?
After paying off the debt people started to ask me to speak and share my story. One day I was paid and realized that I could turn my passion of helping people into a business.
Tell us about your educational journey.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Marketing from South Carolina State University. Since my journey around financial literacy began during my college experiences, I often travel to higher education institutions to share information about paying off student loan debt quickly after graduation and participating in the economy earlier.
What’s the most rewarding part of entrepreneurship?
I’d have to say the most rewarding part is building my business around my life and not the other way around. Being able to travel the world and impact others is a dream come true!
In your opinion, what is unique about being a professional Black Woman?
Being able to show my daughter and son what entrepreneurship looks like and how they have options in the future.
What’s your business mantra?
Get paid your value! Money talks, but talent speaks much louder.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to aspiring Black women entrepreneurs?
Get your personal finances under control so that you can run your business your way. That way, you are not forced to take on difficult clients.
How can the Pedestal Project readers learn more about you and your services?
You can learn more at http://www.DebtSucksUniversity.com and follow me on Instagram @JaNetAdamsSpeak for daily money tips!
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