Shani St. Vil Curry is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. She currently lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, Berry, and their two sons. Building on the entrepreneurial spirit she inherited from her grandmother, a beauty salon owner, Shani opened her own financial consulting firm-Purse Empowerment. As the CEO of the firm, Curry-St.Vil meets and inspires women everyday to get their finances in order, so that they can spend more time with their families, and less time worrying about their financial future. At Purse Empowerment workshops and monthly brunches, Shani reminds her audience that it’s not about the name of the bag on your arm, but what’s inside the bag that matters.
Q. What do you love the most about being a mom?
I enjoy seeing my children grow. While, I am teaching them they are teaching me to be present to love, to be patient and to challenge myself to be better and better.
Q. Who was most influential person in your life growing up?
Just one. I have more than one but if your forcing me to say just one Ill say my grandmother. My grandmother has always believed in me in a deep, inspiring motivating way.
Q. What is Purse Empowerment?
Purse Empowerment, is a lifestyle. It’s the value that you assign to yourself beyond labels, and material coupled with hardcore fundamentals of financial literacy. Purse Empowerment, is about being thankful for everything you have, while making the necessary steps to achieve goals.
Q. What inspired you to start your own business?
I am a teacher at heart. so, my life has always been about learning, unlearning and then teaching. Prior to making my family my primary focus. I have spent time working in the Real Estate, banking, insurance, and even luxury car industries. Working a decade in these industries laid the foundation to my financial literacy and Purse Empowerment. After, a year long sabbatical it became apparent that their is still more to me than motherhood. As, I reassessed myself, I listed all of my talents, skills, passions, and credentials. This list unveiled my own Purse a Empowerment. I enjoy meeting with women discussing where they are financially, and providing them with solutions that will assist them in getting to where they want to be go. My clients range from those who want to put a workable budget in place, to those looking to have an accountability partner to guide them in lax spending, credit repair, and/or debt management.
Q. Where can we purchase your book?
My book 10 Things Every Woman Should Keep In Her Purse…can be purchased at www.purseempowerment.com, or amazon.com
Q. Are you working on any other projects right now?
Yes, I am working on releasing an Ebook through Kindle, for Women’s History month March 1, 2014!
Q. What advice do you have for other Sporty Mommas that may be thinking of starting their own business?
List your passions, interview yourself to determine what service you would provide to the world if the only compensation was love, then monetize it. Then, spend time with women who are profiting from their passions and duplicate their success with a you-nique spin!
Q. How can our readers connect with you?
I can be reached at (954) 394-0532, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook at Purse Empowerment