Working Women Wednesday is a weekly highlight of the hard-working women within the Girl Gang. This week’s feature is Tiwanna Williams, Owner of PearlFlower Catering.
Your Local Girl Gang: Tell us about PearlFlower Catering. What is your mission? When did you launch your business?
Tiwanna Williams: Our mission at PearlFlower Catering is to create quality food that excites, deliver excellent service that enhances and provide memorable experiences for our clients.
YLGG: When and how did the idea for PearlFlower come to you?
TW: I’ve loved to eat and cook good food since I was a little girl! The inspiration for PearlFlower came from my two grandmothers, Pearline Scott and Delores Flowers. Grandma Pearline taught me how to cook, and Granny Flowers owned her own business for over 40 years.
YLGG: Growing up, what was your dream job?
TW: Growing up, I actually wanted to be a dentist!
YLGG: What is the best piece of business advice you have received?
TW: Don’t allow your talent to take you where your character can't keep you . . . integrity is everything!
YLGG: What characteristic do you most admire in other entrepreneurial women?
YLGG: What piece of advice would you give to women starting their own business?
TW: Negotiate . . . Men do it all the time!
YLGG: What do you like most about your workspace?
TW: My workspace is my kitchen . . . a canvas to create . . . Food is ART!
YLGG: What is something you could not go a day without?
YLGG: Name an entrepreneurial woman, past or present, who you admire.
TW: Delores Flowers - Her work ethic and commitment to quality. Oprah Winfrey - Her work and success is universal. Her work has transcended gender and racial boundaries. Catheryn Greene (Cathy’s Gourmet Ice Cream) - Her fearlessness and operational systems organization. Mercedes Perez (Fraternal Healthcare) - Her ability to delegate and lead.