The Wow Factor: Discovered in Kingston, Jeneil Williams became Karl Lagerfeldâ€™s muse and has worked with major brands including Lanvin and Vivienne Westwood. Williams also graced the cover of Italian Vogueâ€™s iconic Black Beauty issue.
The Inspiration: â€œI grew up in the ghetto in Maxfield Park, Kingston and decided to go after my dreams,â€ Williams says.
The Advice: â€œDonâ€™t give up, even if you hear â€˜No,â€™â€ Williams says. â€œIf you stop, you will miss the one â€˜Yesâ€™ that could have been your big break.â€
Octavia Goredema is founder of relocation resource Crash Course City and the Twenty Ten Club, an award-winning networking organization and online resource designed to connect, inspire and support Black female entrepreneurs.