Desmona Inspires

by Terry Watson | March 15th, 2018

Desmona Jenise Allison

Her aim is to help women create successful businesses and empower themselves and others by achieving and completing their goals and sharing their experiences.

Desmona J. Allison, the “Mompreneur Inspirista” is a Human Resources professional, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, blogger, aspiring author and mother, or as she describes herself, a “Mompreneur”. The “Momprenuer Life” is one of many responsibilities, roles, passions, challenges, accomplishments, and purpose. While wearing those many titles, she has also found the time to maintain a personal blog, Desmona Jenise Inspires.
Desmona Jenise Inspires mission is to inspire women to pursue their passions, dreams, and goals without fear of failure. “In spite of whatever obstacles we may face, we must push pass them,” she says. “As a single mom I was told that I was unable to chase my dreams because I had more serious responsibilities. What’s more serious than providing the life your family deserves. I was told I would never be able to graduate from college. I was also told that my goals were way too big. I didn’t allow that to deter me.” “Living your dreams and pushing pass stereotypes, obstacles, and triumphs is never perfect and pretty. “You are stronger than others want you to believe. My life has never been perfect, but I was created by a perfect God that made me perfectly capable of achieving much more than I can even imagine,” she says.

On March 10th, Desmona hosted a Branding and Brunch event, along with other Momprenuers and business professionals at Ellandale’s in Nashville, TN. The purpose of the event was to educate others on how to take their business to the next level. Other participants included De’Andria Anderson, Jennifer Olis, Shaterrial Starnes, Deondria Moore, and Thaisa Bell.

Desmona got started on her journey by establishing the consulting, event planning, and coaching segments nearly three years ago. She has always been a huge fan of Oprah Winfrey and envisioned herself following in her footsteps. After enrolling in college her career goals changed. Soon life happened with work and kids, and she eventually graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Management, with an emphasis in Human Resources.

She has operated two home-based businesses and also dabbled in network marketing and event planning. Yet, she always felt there was more she could do. With the encouragement of friends, her interest of being a life coach was sparked. Now for the last couple of years Desmona has been working with others to create networking events geared towards building strong successful business people.

She credits her mother with being one of her biggest inspirations. She didn’t get to go to college, but instead waited until her children were older to pursue her own passions and college career. She was a seamstress who learned how to sew at a young age. She even made clothes for Desmona and her siblings, along with making handmade gifts, wedding dresses, home decor, knitting, and more. “I get my creative side from my mom most definitely,” Desmona says. Her father obtained a degree in technical school and worked as a computer consult for many years. His impression on Desmona helped to lay a foundation that still exists with her today. “Always dress the part for the career you hope to have, and always follow through with anything you start, no matter how minor or major,” Desmona says were bits of advice her father shared. One of her favorite quotes of her father was “Don’t talk about it, be about it!” “Whenever I felt down or disappointed, he would remind me that I was capable of so much more. He saw the fight in me when I thought I had no more strength to keep going,” she says.

Moving forward, Desmona hopes to create a non-profit organization to help young girls reach beyond their limits and change the world around them. She plans to continue building the network of women entrepreneurs and leaders. Also, be on the lookout for her first self-published book.

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