Lillie Mae is a powerhouse. She is the founder of Lillie Mae PR and the Glambitious Empowerment Network while hosting Empowering Events all over the nation. I met Lillie Mae a few years ago and she is an inspiration to all. Learn more about Lillie Mae and why she is our featured Boss Profile.
Name: Lillie Mae
Her Business: Lillie Mae PR
Location: Atlanta, GA
As President of Lillie Mae PR and Creator of the Glambitious Empowerment Network – Lillie Mae has dedicated her efforts to empowering, recognizing and supporting entrepreneurs of all facets around the country. From London to California, she has connected with women through power calls, books, webinars, master classes, innovative events and empowerment tours, to provide them with unique resources that will elevate them professionally and personally. She most recently celebrated the release of the new book “How To Earn $5K In 30 Days: A Money-Making Guide for Entrepreneurs.” (Available for purchase at 5Kbook.com)
What products does your business offer?
My agency works with entrepreneurs of all facets to help propel their business, brand and event concepts. Our services include media pitching, creative branding, and event production.
Why did you start your business?
Owning a business allows a certain level of freedom to thrive creatively and I enjoy helping clients bring their vision into reality to meet their professional goals.
Why did you enter this industry?
While attending UNC Chapel Hill, I garnered PR internship experiences at Ogilvy PR, Universal-Motown Records and Atlantic Records. These experiences helped hone my interest and enthusiasm for the Public Relations industry.
What challenges did you face launching your business?
Time-management was an initial challenge because I allowed my business to totally consume me. It’s also imperative to establish client boundaries so that you’re not receiving business calls at dinner or during holiday time with family.
What experiences did you learn from corporate America?
Interning with Ogilvy PR helped me to better understand the fundamentals of planning and executing successful PR campaigns.
What helped you transition from employee to a full-time business owner?
I was laid off of my first major job in Atlanta, and this encouraged me to pursue entrepreneurship. I didn’t want my professional fate to be controlled by a corporate entity ever again.
What tools do you use to help manage your business?
I use Evernote for project management and daily to-do lists. I use Hootsuite to schedule social media posts. I use photoshop and canva for design work as well.
Morning/ Evening Routine:
I spend a few minutes in prayer, enjoy a cup of coffee and go to the gym for 30-60 minutes.
“If God is for me, who can be against me.”
3 Things in your purse you cannot live without:
iPhone, Mac Rubywoo lipstick and a business card holder.
Advice I would give to my younger self:
Think bigger and enjoy the journey.
Live a life that inspires greatness.
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