It is with great pleasure that I introduce the first Fresh Face Friend. Donna Butler, of Distinctive Women, is a proud sponsor of The Brownness Series’ Fresh Face Contest. And this is not surprising. Donna’s personal mission is that of service–particularly the kind that uplifts and empowers women and girls to follow their dreams. Enjoy Donna’s story in her own words.
Who are you?
I am the Founder and Founder of Distinctive Women “Entrepreneurial Women Making a Difference”, LLC, a worldwide social enterprise of Networking Opportunities, Motivational Workshops/Seminars, and Expo’s for Women Pursuing Entrepreneurship.
I have served in the Armed Forces for 18 years, 4 of which I served in the U.S. Navy. I am currently serving in the U.S. Army. I plan is to retire in 2015, and I have chosen entrepreneurship as my second career. My passion has always been to own a business focused on supporting/mentoring women and children. My ultimate goal is to develop a health and wellness center, which offers services to women veterans and children struggling with obesity.
I am a Chicago native and a graduate of Grantham University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies.
I am a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Club Leader to the Louisville Pretty Brown Girl Club #9, active member of the Bullitt County Woman’s Club and a member of the Jack and Jill of America, Derby City Chapter. In my spare time, I runs two to three miles a day and I enjoys spending time with my family and friends. My life motto is “To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required.”
What is your company’s overall mission?
Distinctive Women’s mission is to “Distinctively” coordinate a social enterprise of Networking Opportunities, Motivational Workshops/Seminars, and Expo’s for Women Pursuing Entrepreneurship.
Distinctive Women’s focus is to facilitate events that Build, Integrate and Grow your Business and Clientele.
What do you enjoy the most about your work?
I enjoy networking with women about entrepreneurship and creating support channels. I enjoy learning what other women’s passion are and how they desire to help other’s!!
What drives the passion for what you do?
I tell myself that if I can get three women a month to join Distinctive Women, then I have helped three women to Build, Integrate and Grow their Business. Another factor is I do not want women entrepreneur’s to experience what I had to experience. For example, I had a logo but didn’t know the things I had to do to protect my logo. I want to be the one place, where a new women entrepreneur can go to get all the answers and fill comfortable asking her questions. I want her to be amongst other women entrepreneur who are their to help you!!!!
What do you think makes women beautiful?
Distinctive Women are ambitious, self-conscious and powerful and these are qualities that make women beautiful! An ambitious woman who works hard, she demonstrates how powerful she is by here everyday actions and all women are and should be health conscious. When you look beautiful, you feel beautiful!!!
Donna, on behalf of all the Fresh Face beauties and The Brownness Series, we thank you for your support. Keep continuing to stay focus on your positive mission and keep making a difference!