2023 has just started and there are already some women who have come out the gate disrupting the game of entrepreneurship! Not taking no for an answer and causing new norms to be created…all while doing it their way! Statistics show that every since 1997, entrepreneurship among women is on a steady, rapid climb! According to Wikipedia, female entrepreneurs are women who run and manage an enterprise, especially a business. 

The women hand selected for this series are women who don’t mind making their presence felt no matter where they show up! They are women who know the power that resides in showing up in their communities, the importance of impacting the lives of women suffering at the hands of abuse-whether that mentally, physically, emotionally, and/or financially! They are the true definition of servitude. They believe that once a door is open, they must stop and hold it open for another woman to come through! 

Sheen had the opportunity to speak with these amazing women! See the interview below…

Meet Sade Stephenson 

Sade Stephenson brings more than 14 years of nursing experience and immense passion for educating the next generation of healthcare  providers to her role as CEO and Program Director at McKallen Medical Training. She prides herself on mentoring students and offering  guidance as they navigate their nursing career paths. Growing up, Sade  thought her career path would be that of a professional dancer. But in college she decided to trade her ballet slippers for a stethoscope and  pursue a career in nursing. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Sade  chose nursing over all other healthcare professions because of the direct  bedside experience and personalized care that nurses provide.

Sheen: Tell the reading audience a little bit about what makes you grind as hard as you do? 

Sade: I started as a CNA and I’ve been climbing ever since.  I have over 14 years of experience in the healthcare industry. I am passionate about educating and mentoring the next generation of healthcare providers.

Sheen: Why is quitting NOT an option?

Sade: So many of our front line workers are burning out due to the stress of this time.  More healthcare professionals are needed to fill in the gaps and support those who are already in the trenches.

And, so many people can benefit from learning a vocational skill that will allow them to get a well paying career so they can provide for themselves and their family.

It’s a win-win!

Sheen: What is your definition of self-care? And why must every woman do it?

Sade: Self-care has been defined as the process of establishing behaviors to ensure holistic well-being of oneself, to promote health, and to actively manage illness when it occurs.

To me, self-care means spending time with my family, taking trips to recharge and unplug and delegating work I don’t need to be doing so I can preserve my time and energy.

Every woman must be intentional about her self-care because without it we will find ourselves sick, tired and burnt out. We need energy to do the work we are called to and walk in our purpose.

Sheen: What can people expect from you in 2023?

Sade: In just two years we’ve already established some really outstanding partnerships including, the American Red Cross. In 2023, we’re going to continue to grow and nurture our community partners and double the number of students we served in 2022. Last year we trained over 300 students.

Sheen: How can people stay connected with you?

Sade: We’d love your help getting the word out about our school and also referring anyone 16 years of age or older interested in exploring a career in healthcare.

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Photo Credits: Sade Stephenson