We had the good fortune of connecting with Mariah Greer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mariah, how do you think about risk?
I feel as if everyone should take risk. You never know how far a risk you were scared to take can take you in life! I started working a 9-5 job when was 14 years old. I had one of the worst job experiences ever! They lost my check! The facility I was working at during that time period was very unorganized. It would be times when they would call me into work on my off days and I would be there for an hour and they would tell me to clock out. I was at that job for about a month and I starterd working at arby’s. Arby’s was one of my favorite jobs until a coworker of mine stole my credit card during my shift. She literally maxed out my whole card leaving me with no money to get food on my lunch break. After the two bad job experience I was fed up. I decided to take the risk of starting my own business. With the last check I had from arby’s I invested into my business “The Girl Boss Closet”. I stocked up on alot of clothing & accessories. And I would use my friends as model to advertise the clothing. I feel like if I didn’t take the risk of starting my own business I would still be stuck at those bad job facilities and I wouldn’t be where I am today which is a 2x CEO and also a successful college student at Huston-Tillotson University

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart from others is my creativity and they way I express my creativity through my clothing brand. I’m most excited about bringing my vision to life through my clothing and seeing others wearing it makes me feel proud and accomplished! I got to where I am today professionally by incorporating the skills I did learn from my 9-5 job into my own business (Professionalism,work ethic & leadership). I overcame challenges through my entrepreneurship journey by keeping a positive attitude and thinking about how far my business will get me 5 years from now. I want the world to know that you can do anything you out your mind to! You have to believe in yourself first before other believe in you!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my Bestfriend was visiting the area and I wanted to show then the best time ever I would take her to top golf. We would go get something at shell shack and probably take her for a walk downtown to show her all the different scenery.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The people who I would like to dedicate my shoutout to is my friends, family, but most importantly my sister. Her social media influence has impacted my businesses in so many ways!

Website: www.thegirlbosscloset.com

Instagram: thegirlbosscloset

Image Credits
Photographer: Mackenzie Tyra

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