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Meet Rachel Wims of VRF and Molly Tan

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rachel Wims.

Rachel, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Actually, it’s a funny story because I got involved with the music industry involuntarily!

When I was a freshman at the University of Maryland, my friend Beteley was the President of the Black Student Union Association. That year it was his duty to oversee the Hip-Hop Conference at the school, but due to an assortment of time altering engagements, he had asked me to help him out. At first, I had no idea what I was doing, but as I got into it, I actually ended up taking it over.

Everything came so natural to me as I organized the panels, the concert, and other events with my team. It was something I really enjoyed. After the conference was over, I was picked up by DC to BC to help with the Trillectro Festival, which took place every summer in DC. From there, I was referred to BET, and worked the BET Awards as a talent escort for about two years. The second year, I met my current boss, Bilal ‘Bizzy’ Jospeh who manages a host of artists, most importantly Travis Scott and Dougie F. He liked my hustle, and before I knew it, I was on tour with Travis and Dougie F.

I was about 19 at the time, and I had neglected to tell my boss that I was still in school. I remember times where I would literally fly in and out from school to make the tour stops with hopes of not being caught! There was a specific time where I flew to Cleveland, back to UMD to take my midterm exam, then rushed out of my exam to drive to Philadelphia that same day in order to make one of Travis’ shows. This went on for about six months before I eventually got caught. However, it was my last month or so of undergrad so they let me slide! I’ve been with the team ever since.

Has it been a smooth road?
It hasn’t always been easy. There have been many roadblocks and setbacks I have encountered along the way. I was always in a constant battle to prove myself. There were times where I doubted my abilities, I was thrown into some situations I lacked experience with. Sometimes it could become discouraging, but I had to confirm to myself, and my team that I could perform successfully. I knew I had to work twice as hard and be twice as good as my male counterparts because I was, and still am the only woman on my team.

Whenever I faced a challenge, I remembered that hard work and determination always wins. I also relied on my strong relationship with God, I knew that if I put it in His hands, there was nothing I could not do. I found myself reaching new heights, and new levels I could not foresee, I was 19 when I started to work for music mogul Bilal “Bizzy” Jospeh. Looking back on all that I have been able to accomplish thus far is somewhat overwhelming, but I am very thankful.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Molly Tan is a company I built that focuses on Talent Development and Public Relations. In-house, we provide management and marketing services, two things I am most known for. I am proud to say that Molly Tan is a company that expands it’s services to not only musicians, but also to a celebrity chef, government officials, and non-profit organizations.

We want to continue to expand our services to include all forms of talent. I believe that my drive and passion sets me apart from others. I always give 110% to all my clients and assignments. I am always looking for the next big thing, a new assignment, or creating my own work. I have an intensity about me that cannot be matched. I believe these qualities set me apart from most.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I want to grow Molly Tan, as well as look for new ways to combine my philanthropic passion with my love for working in the music industry. Right now, I am the President and CEO of the Victims’ Rights Foundation (VRF) and Molly Tan. The Victims’ Rights Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to aiding victims of crime that my father started over 20 years ago.

Now I am the head of the company and hope to expand our mission to include more millennial projects, as well as strengthen the projects we have overseas (i.e. The Barack Obama Secondary School and Rachel A. Wims Math and Science Building in Kogelo, Kenya).

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Image Credit:
Rachel Wims, Chris Kern, Shannon Jancula

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