MBA, CEO, LLC! Those are not acronyms many usually associate with a girl from the “wrong” side of the tracks! Still those challenges are exactly why Raquel Michelle Richardson Thomas is the CEO/Owner of six thriving businesses, all before her 35th birthday! The Columbia SC native decided while just a child that despite her circumstances, she would achieve her goals and change lives in the process. After receiving her BA in Business Administration and Marketing from Virginia State University and Graduating from the University of Maryland with an MBA, she quickly began crafting her action plan to make her entrepreneurial goals realities. Before her 28th birthday this visionary was owner and CEO of two thriving companies, at 31 she notched two more successes on her business belt and today Raquel sits at the helm of several lucrative companies that include a Child Care and Learning Center, Museum Shop in the nation’s capital, a Health Care Business and Cleaning Company. Her latest business venture combines fashion with a positive message and movement. Definitive.Movement.Rebellion (DMR) Fashion is more than a brand it’s a declaration of self-expression which encourages and promotes the freedom of being your truest self.
This mother of one advises young entrepreneurs, to stay committed to their dreams and goals in spite of the often tedious and difficult work and to invest in themselves and never give up!
Thank You Raquel for sharing your vision and your influence.