You Are Necessary

Do you ever worry about your business failing? Anita Hawkins is a model, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur extraordinaire and she shares her experience with business, philanthropy, modeling, and parenting. Anita shares the biggest mistakes that women business owners make and how to avoid them. She shares what she learned when one of her businesses failed and what she learned that helped her in her future success. Anita shared how she has overcome feelings of self-doubt and what she wishes every woman would know about who you are.

  • The biggest mistakes that women business owners make and how to avoid it
  • What Anita learned when one of her businesses failed and what she learned that helped her in her future success
  • Why living your purpose is critical to your success
  • Why you need a mentor to help you break through the barriers that are holding you back 
  • How to find a great mentor 
  • Anita’s biggest lessons from her philanthropy work

About Anita

Anita Hawkins is a model, author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur extraordinaire. With a fierce determination to succeed whatever she sets out to accomplish. Anita has two children, Dakari (27) and Troi (18). 

Anita is as abundant in beauty as she is in business know-how. As a model and spokesperson, Anita has walked the runway for numerous high-profile fashion events including LA Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Neiman Marcus, and has appeared on Hollywood Divas reality show & graced the covers of several magazines.

Anita launched her construction company, Trokar Builders in 2006, & opened Fresh Healthy Cafe Franchise In 2015.

Behind the scenes, Anita also owned a Beauty Salon, taught at a Beauty College, and taught Beauty Etiquette. Many of these started for profit, but as Anita’s career has grown, they have shifted from for-profit to for-passion—in other words, charity. 

With her tremendous success, Anita has not forgotten the old age proverb “to whom much is given, much is required”. Generous does not begin to describe the dedication and hands-on environment with which Anita supports her many charitable affiliations. She and her family have collectively donated more than $1,000,000 to charities they support. Most recently, they purchased & donated a home to the national domestic violence organization, Women Called Moses, to serve as a safe home for women and children fleeing abuse. In 2014, Anita launched Find One Reason to Smile where she raises awareness for survivors of domestic abuse where she has now been dubbed “The Producer of Smiles”, partnering with dental practices & reinventing the smiles of women whose teeth have been knocked out by their abusers. Some of her other trusted organizations & partners include St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Minnie’s Food Pantry, Where Are You?, The Source of Hope, The Jackie Robinson Foundation, Evolution Academy Charter School and she is also a recipient of the President’s Philanthropy Award under the Obama Administration. 

In 2015 Anita released her book The Storm After The Storm sharing her personal journey of trial & triumph.

Currently, Anita has released 2 new book collaborations “America’s Leading Ladies” with notables Oprah Winfrey & Melinda Gates, and “The Breakthrough” alongside Les Brown & Johnny Wimbrey. She is the executive producer of an under-wraps feature film, she is the creator and producer of HomePlate108 and currently just launched a new web series called FindingLove (YouTube-FindingLoveTv). 

She Was Homeless When She Was 15 Years Old

I was listening to her tell her story…

She shared her incredible and painful journey of being molested when she was a child…

She was pregnant and homeless by the time she was 15 years old…

One of her businesses failed and this failure led to several business successes. 

She has changed the lives of teenage moms and abused women around the world. 

She has given over $1,000,000 to help others. 

And here she was, this beautiful soul who has been through so much, has accomplished so much, has endured so much, and yet her spirit is unstoppable. 

To hear her talk about her faith, and her ability to forgive those who have hurt her so deeply gave me goosebumps. 

You know that moment when you are with someone who is so close the Divine that you can feel it? 

That’s what it felt like talking with Anita Hawkins. Her story is incredible. It will change how you see failure, how you see forgiveness, and how you see yourself. 

This interview will open your eyes to who you really are, and what you are capable of. 

It will inspire you, uplift you, and strengthen you. 

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