NAWBO Houston Events Director encourages a group of digital marketing students at the University of Houston.
NAWBO Houston Events Director and owner of WrightNow Results, Christina Wright and University of Houston Professor, Summer Harlow.
Wright sharing her wisdom with University of Houston digital marketing students.
Women business owners endure challenges throughout the journey from full-time employment to self-employment.
NAWBO Houston Board member Christina M. Wright encouraged University of Houston students to pursue their passions for entrepreneurship despite the challenges that inevitably lay ahead.
“We all have a purpose,” Wright told the group of about 30. “If you follow that purpose and ignore all the doubts, the money will come soon enough. Don’t worry about that part.”
Wright spoke to the new Digital Media Entrepreneurship class at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communications about the many times she felt — and finally gave into — the tug of business ownership.
“I’m pretty sure she inspired all of us to quit our day jobs and follow our passions,” Harlow said.
Wright, the Events Director for NAWBO Houston, began her career as a reporter at newspapers throughout the country. In 2014, she left the field she had known for more than half her life and began transitioning to a new field.
In 2017, Wright took the final step into full-time business ownership, after more than a year of dedicating only part-time to her communications strategic planning business. She is the sole owner of WrightNow Results and partners with sister and NAWBO member Rae Burrell for the InnaWorkshops business basics courses.
As a woman business owner, Wright said, challenges are typically related to underestimation of skill based on gender and race.
“The best advice I can give you is to not worry too much about it,” Wright told the students. “Run your own race, assert yourself and eventually, they will see what you already knew: You’re the bomb at what you do.”
Wright will be returning to the class at the end of the semester to help Professor Summer Harlow judge the students’ business pitches.