Jacqueline Twillie is a powerhouse! She is on a mission to help women earn what they are worth. I met Jacqueline a few years ago during a Levo event and I was blown away. Read more about Jacqueline and join her movement to end the gender wage gap.
Name: Jacqueline Twillie
Her Business: ZeroGap
Location: Dallas, TX
Jacqueline Twillie holds an M.B.A. in Leadership, is an Amazon Best Selling Author and a career mentor for Levo League + The Black Career Women’s Network. Her mission is to get rid of the gender wage gap by working with companies, institutions, millennial female entrepreneurs, and the ambitious millennial woman who is navigating the 9-5. On her downtime, she loves to practice yoga and cook. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter at @Jvtwillie.
What services does your business offer?
I’m on a mission to eliminate the Gender Wage Gap. Our company trains women from the collegiate to Fortune 100 level on how to enhance negotiation skills to create win/win scenarios for their employers and themselves.
Why did you start this business?
To eliminate the gender wage gap.
Why did you enter into this industry?
To enhance the lives of women around the world. I entered this industry not by choice but by calling. I wholeheartedly believe I placed on Earth to fulfill this mission.
What challenges did you face launching your business?
I’ve faced many challenges from securing funding to explaining how a then 20′ something-year-old black woman had the expertise to train women with decades more work experience how to negotiate. By being steadfast and spending hours a day on research my coaching and workshops have yielded women of all years profitable results while negotiating salaries and business deals.
What experiences did you learn from corporate America?
My sales experience in corporate America gave me a solid foundation to go out at pitch my companies services to the largest organizations in Atlanta and Dallas.
What helped you transition from corporate employee to entrepreneur?
What tools do you use to help manage your business?
I used Evernote, GoogleDrive, Starbucks, and Uber.
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