- Fifty-one-year-old Lashawn Flowers, the mother of 35-year-old Shanita Vickers, works with her daughter as joint-CEO on different businesses
- The two just bought themselves two black-owned gas stations in South Florida, United States
- The story of Lashawn shows that although early childbirth may come with many challenges especially for the mother, hope is not lost when a girl finds herself in that situation
Lashawn Flowers, a hardworking Black woman who gave birth when she was only 16, now works together with the baby girl she gave birth to as joint-CEOs.
According to a report by Blackbusiness.com, the 51-year-old mother and her 35-year-old daughter named Shanita Vickers just bought themselves two Black-owned gas stations in South Florida, United States.
As Shell franchisees, the two are making history as women entrepreneurs and causing quite a stir on social media.
Lashawn and her daughter, who both grew up in Deerfield Beach, Florida, began their roots in entrepreneurship as the owners of a local hair and nail salon called Girlz Collectionz.
Later, they set up a local bar and nightclub called Groove City Bar & Lounge, which is currently closed because of the pandemic, and this is why they pivot sparked the idea of purchasing a gas station.
The story of Lashawn shows that although early childbirth may come with many challenges especially for the mother, hope is not lost when a girl finds herself in that situation.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Blessings Ramoba shared an inspirational story on Twitter of how Nomuphila Khumalo, the daughter of a petrol attendant, is now the proud owner of her own BP garage.
She employed 25 people and was only 27 when she bought the business.
Her father was a petrol attendant, now she owns a BP garage with a PnP Express store in Durban hiring 25 people.
"This was 27-year-old Nokuphila Khumalo when she got the business. Big ups to Nokuphila," he said.
Nokuphila later said that she is now 31 and has hired five more employees since lockdown.
In other news, the sacrifices responsible mothers make are endless. A video of a female painter, Sognan Silla, who backed her child while working went viral.
In the video, she stood on a scaffold as she screeded the surface of a ceiling before she can apply paints on it.
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