ELMSFORD, NY — Since the Choo fits… Ms Tamika Y. Rose wore it well and looked incredible as she walked across the landing to accept her Proclamation from Elmsford, NY Mayor Robert Williams. Surely Jimmy (Choo) would’ve been so proud! September 21st is now known as Tamika Y. Rose day in the city of Elmsford NY where she has opened the first African-American Female Minority owned insurance brokerage business at 75 No. Central Avenue. An outstanding accomplishment that should be celebrated by all women far and wide.
Shadowing the footsteps of Mrs. E.G. Bowman, NY’s Largest Minority and Woman-Owned Insurance Brokerage, who in 2013 celebrated 60th year anniversary, I’d say she’s already off to an amazing start!
Surrounded by friends and family, business colleagues, county officials and potential clients she proudly addressed the audience on how meaningful the day was and graciously thanked all in attendance. After the ribbon cutting, there was a wonderful layout of hors d’oeuvre wine and complimentary gift bags for all guest. Soon after, I was then able to sit down and chat for a few with the lovely Mrs Rose and it quickly registered why the 20 year insurance vet is where she is. I also was able to meet her boss Kimberly Carmichael who had nothing but praises and amazing things to say for the ambitious guru, she actually said without hesitation, she knew from the start she was going to do very well. Not only does she have the talent but she is a clear representation of perseverance and drive and the ability to make it happen by any means necessary.
According to most recent studies minority female entrepreneurs are the fastest growing business owners in America. They’re 3 to 5 times more likely to start a business. Considered go-getters without traditional means of resources according to Forbes Magazine. Furthermore, they represent more than 2 and a half million of the 8 million women owned business in the country with 14 billion in gross receipts. Growing at a whopping rate of 133.3% and 191.4%. Mind blowing statistics that should give every woman not just minority, the inspiration needed that anything you set out to do is achievable, just ask Ms Rose!
Black Westchester was delighted to be in attendance, the soirée was nothing short of a night to remember. Thankful to my business colleague Kevin Edgar of The Westchester Group for the introduction. Photo Credits To Media Monsters for capturing the evening.