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Meet Vonee Hill of Own Your Vision Empowerment Co.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vonee Hill.

Vonee, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Becoming an entrepreneur is not something I always knew was in the cards for me, but I always knew that my purpose was to help people and families. By trade, I am a social worker and have been in the field for about eight years. After getting my Masters, I knew there was something more I needed to do with my degree and my life.

I started to get the entrepreneur bug in 2017, a year before I finished grad school. When it came time to figure out my next steps, it seemed like a switch just went off and everything happened so seamlessly. My degree is in Administration of Human Services, which gave me all the tools I needed to run an organization. So that’s what I did. In 2018 I founded my own organization- it is one that empowers women and families.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has been far from a smooth road. The first year, I literally did everything by myself. I felt I needed to prove OYV’s worth, strength and impact before trying to put together a team that also believed in the mission. Mission… what a word. It took me about a year to figure out exactly what that was going to look like and the direction. It’s taken a lot of sacrifice and finances to get to where OYV is today and we still have a ways to go, but I am so proud of the barriers that have been overcome.

Own Your Vision Empowerment Co. – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
OYV is a family empowerment organization that has a special focus on the root of the family- Her (woman, mother, wife). We curate inspirational content that gets posted to our social media pages. OYV hosts family events throughout the year. We have a monthly moms meetup called “Moms on the Move”. OYV also hosts an annual empowerment social for women in business to network with one another.

I, myself, am an empowerment speaker in addition to running OYV. I’ve gotten invited to speak at numerous events and host workshops. My speaking topics are self-love and self-care, most often; and empowering mothers to remain women first above all.

What sets OYV apart from other organizations is that we look at the entire family. Yes, we celebrate Mother’s Day, but we also celebrate Father’s Day. Our goal is to create spaces for quality family time.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success when you’re trying to help the community means someone showed up to an event, learned something and left with a smile! I’ve come to realize that it’s not about the amount of people in a room, it’s about the impact of your message… and will they come back for more?

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