Hi, I am Joyce M. Steele, Entrepreneur and the Founder of Women of Steele Empowerment Zone LLC (WOSEZ), a Black Woman-Owned, Self-Education & Digital Product Company.
I empower aspirational Black and Brown Women worldwide to achieve fulfillment and successful lives. My focus is on helping you learn critical softskills through our self-education programs, eCourse solutions, digital tools, and online communities.
In 1983, I founded JFAA Employment and Training Programs. JFAA allowed me to offer personal and professional development programs (with budgets of $750,000 to $1.5 million dollars annually) for over 20 years. Located in North Lawndale on the westside of Chicago we helped thousands, of youth and adults. After years as a successful business owner, in 1999, I decided to expand my horizons and go to work for the government. In August 2018, 3 months short of 20 years as a stellar senior manager/administrator, I suddenly lost my position because of unforeseen political bias.
I decided it was time, once again, to steer my own ship and take my destiny back into my own hands. It was time to own and embrace my "Power" and do what I love, help others! I had countless conversations with my personal and professional Sister Friends. Many of them shared that they still struggle with not feeling empowered in their relationships, in the workplace, and in their own minds. Many lack confidence and commitment to inclusion, equity, and equality.
Research shows that women worldwide continue to experience hopelessness, inequities, and injustices. Additional research indicates that thousands of working women, raising a family, heads of households are dependent upon a system that gives them little to no consideration. Still today, many decades after the passing of women and civil rights bills, Black Women continues to struggle with occupational underrepresentation, wage disparities due to racism and sexism. We must work together to change this oppression.
I want all you phenomenal Black Women to know that you are not alone. We are your village! At WOSEZ our goal is to help provide you with tools and services created to inspire, encourage, inform and empower you to achieve the equality, equity, needed to live your best life.
Your Sister Friend,
Women are "Gatekeepers," and it's time for empowered women
to help empower women.
I invite you to join me on this journey of social and economic empowerment!
I believe all women should embrace who they are,
reframe their future, and change the world!