Hello beautiful people,
Today I will be highlighting Tonya in this new series of “The Power of Women Empowerment”.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself + what it is you do and where can we find you on social media?
I’m Tonya Cross the visionary of Accented Glory and The Vine Event Planning. Accented Glory is a handcrafted women’s fashion accessory brand. My specialty is natural hair accessory and jewelry designs.
Through my organization The Vine Events, I facilitate personal development and small business workshops. I enjoy sharing my experience of building a brand with others. The Vine Events can be found on Facebook at The Vine Event Planning and on Twitter and Instagram @TheVineEvents.
In addition, I manage a natural hair Facebook group Accented Glory Naturals and an entrepreneur Facebook support group Digital Marketing On A Budget.
My designs are available for purchase on my website at http://www.accentedglory.com, We Buy Black http://www.webuyblack.com/AccentedGlory, Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/AccentedGlory, and Amazon http://www.amazon.com/handmade/AccentedGlory. My organization’s website is http://www.thevineevents.wordpress.com.
2. What does women empowerment mean to you?
To be equipped with knowledge, tools, and resources needed for self-efficacy and self-reliance. Empowered women have confidence in themselves and their abilities to accomplish goals they set.
3. What do you love about women empowerment?
I love the fact that if you empower a woman you empower a community. Women have the divine ability to establish a covenant relationship whether it’s physical or spiritual. By empowering her you empower everyone she’s connected with.
4. What is something you’re willing to bring to women empowerment?
The knowledge I have acquired from life lessons! Those experiences are not just for me, but to be shared with others to inspire growth and personal development.
5. How are you showing up for yourself and other women?
I strive for balance daily. I maintain my balance via self-care; wellness is a priority for me. Balancing my roles as a wife, mother, and entrepreneur helps me stay focus and appreciate the little things. Loving myself first allows me to offer my best self to others.
6. What are 3-5 things you value about being a woman?
Intuition – Female intuition has served me well over the years! It has protected from misfortune on numerous occasions.
Covenant – Women have the physical ability to establish covenant relationships. Shedding of blood is a physical symbol of the covenant. A great example is when a woman gives birth.
Nurture – Women have a nurturing spirit! We freely give of ourselves to enable the growth of something or someone else.