Details About Rose Smith
Rose Smith is the Founder & CEO of R.O.S.E.S (Reaching Out Supporting Every Sister); which is an organization that educates and empowers all women. It was created in 2010, and continues to invest in individuals, families and communities. ROSES has hosted countless community events, workshops and special events to encourage women and strengthen families. Her motto is “You Matter,” because she believes that is all any of us really want to know. In her opinion, this begins the process for us to fulfill our purpose.
Mrs. Smith is also the Founder & CEO of Black Women In Business. The headquarters was established in 2014, and located in Austin, Texas. In 2017, she launched Chapters in San Antonio, Killeen and Dallas. Mrs. Smith is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Publisher and Business Coach who specializes in leadership, team building, marketing and turning passion into profit.
|Jean Chase is the mother of BWIB Founder, Rose Smith. She is described by Mrs. Smith as the wind beneath her wings. She often says that she hopes her life proves to her Mom that she was listening. Ms. Chase introduced her daughter to God at a very early age, and taught her the importance of having a relationship with Him. And, in her opinion, that is the greatest gift she could have ever given her. Mrs. Smith’s journey resembles that of her mother who has also served in the community, school and church for decades. Having a close family bond and loving each other through it all is embedded in her DNA. People often ask Mrs. Smith who inspires her. This beautiful lady is first on the list…|
After spending decades as a leader in Corporate America, she realized the need for a platform to help black women in business excel. As a black, single mother for 14 years, she was often left to encourage herself. So, it was her desire to provide an atmosphere that helped black women reach their next level, while creating a sisterhood filled with the support they needed and deserved.
She and her husband, Charles Smith, are also the Founders of Black Men In Business. This organization was established in 2016, and she has high hopes for the brother organization. She has affectionately become known as “Coach Smith,” because of her passion to help others become “game-changers.” In 2017, she created the Locker Room Morning Call; which is a motivational, coaching platform designed to “turn average players into MVPs.”
Coach Smith is simply a lover of people, soldier for equality and justice for all, an African American advocate, and committed to helping the Black Community Rise Up. She is the creator of the Black Women In Business Scholarship Fund, has hosted Black History events, Back To School Drives, Women Empowerment Conferences, Youth Forums, Literary Events, Support for Seniors, Homeless Outreach, Thanksgiving and Christmas Drives, Professional Workshops, has implemented a Mentorship Program, Math Tutoring Program and Career Closet for the community. All of which were created to support, uplift individuals, strengthen families and enhance our communities.
Her overall vision for Black Women In Business is to launch the organization throughout the state of Texas, across state lines and abroad. She refers to the organization as “The Movement,” and strives to lead by example by pressing forward – no matter what. This helps her stay in alignment with the organization’s motto, “Excellence Is Everything” and her personal motto – “We Are Better Together.”
Mrs. Smith was recently awarded the 2016 Austin NAACP Community Service Award for Economic Empowerment and the Dr. Charles Akins Community Impact Award by the Greater East Austin Youth Association. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Measure Austin; which is a nonprofit policy research based consulting group that works with the Police Department, Mayor’s Office and other nonprofit and government entities towards government accountability, transparency and informational access.
Mrs. Smith’s simply believes that everyone is capable of changing their lives for the better, and that as we learn it is our responsibility to teach. She accredits her accomplishments to a loving upbringing, her faith, an amazing support system, a hard work ethic, a “can do” attitude and the intent to “Change The Atmosphere” in every room she enters. But, most importantly, she is determined to leave a legacy for women that include self worth, self-confidence and unity.
Details About Charles Smith
Charles Smith is the Chief Visionary Officer for Black Women In Business. He is also the Co-Founder & CEO for Black Men In Business. Charles was born and raised in Austin, and has a special interest in seeing the black community come together. His father, Charles Smith Sr., was one of the Founders of Blackland Neighborhood Association (East Austin), where Charles now serves on the Board.
Mr. Smith is a hometown football hero who attended Stephen F. Austin University, on a full scholarship. He is in the Hall of Fame as a Lumberjack Legend. And, still holds the record for the Longest Rush Play. From Stephen F. Austin University, he then made his way to the NFL and later played professionally in Canada. So, he understands that the mindset to beat the odds is an individual choice. But, the journey includes a team effort. His hope is that Black Men In Business and Black Women In Business will accept this philosophy and “change the game” for generations to come.
Charles has been in the Sales & Communications Industry for more than three decades, and has exceeded expectations in productivity and leadership. He has also been named to the Hall of Fame in Corporate America. He is currently employed at Grande Communications, and loves the work that he does. He believes that in order for us to be truly successful, we must love what we do.
As a man of God, Charles loves to praise the Lord! He has been a member of 19th Street Missionary Baptist Church for more than 50 years, serves on the Board of Trustees and is a huge part of their dynamic Music Ministry.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith are happily married and reside in Austin, Texas. They are parents to six amazing children. And, they all realize that they are blessed.