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Military Spouse - How Bianca Smith Leans into This Life
Military Spouse - How Bianca Smith Leans into This Life - Episode 107 Ever wonder what it’s like living overseas for military spouses?  Bianca Smith has leaned into being a military wife and shared what this looks like.     Military Spouse - How Bianca Smith Leans into This Life     In this episode with Bianca, we talk about:   [] Living in Spain [1:35] How Bianca embraced the move [] Creative Entrepreneurship [6:06]How Bianca started her business [] “Raising Kids” [16:56] How Bianca raises her children to use their voices       Do you want more out of life? Are you ready to live boldly in pursuit of your dreams? Today’s episode sponsor is Deneen L. Garrett.  Deneen is a Passionate, Innovative, Executioner (P.I.E.) who elevates the voices of women of color and empowers them to Live a Dream Life (style) through podcasting and speaking. Deneen is a Women Motivational Speaker and the Creator & Host of the Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation (Formerly An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color) Podcast, which she launched in 2020. Deneen specializes in helping women of color who want more out of life live boldly to create a dream life. Hire Deneen For: Keynotes | Speaking Engagements (Virtual) | Workshops | Fireside Chats | Podcast Interviews   Signature Talks:  How to Live Living a Dream Lifestyle™ | How to Leverage LinkedIn to Grow Your Podcast (Business, etc.)   Hire Deneen to speak at your next event     Living in Spain     How Bianca embraced the move     Sometimes we blame our parents for things then realize we have the power to change.   Bianca:  “When we finally had the chance to move to Spain, I was like, wow, this is a chance for my kids to learn Spanish. And I remember someone saying to me one time, I think sometimes we blame our parents, like my mother didn't teach me Spanish. And he said, but you're old enough to learn on your own. I'm going to take a chance I'm going to have Spanish friends, I'm going to take Spanish lessons.” Owning that you can change, opens us up to new; new experiences, new languages, newfound power. As women of color, we should embrace “new”.     Creative Entrepreneurship   How Bianca started her business   Black women are the fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs in the U.S. Although Bianca is not in he U.S., she is a Black woman entrepreneur and shares how this came to be.   Bianca: “Because we move so often, that's the reason I started my business.  I started doing bookkeeping for Etsy shops. Then a military spouse said let's think about becoming a VA. I went from being a virtual assistant solopreneur to now having a team of five and own a financial marketing agency”   Just like with everything else, being a Black woman, woman of color, entrepreneur comes with issues. There is, however, support.     “Raising Kids”   How Bianca raises her children to use their voices   There’s power in using your voice as Bianca’s children learned.   Bianca: “I raised my kids to have a voice and to speak up. They are the only African American kids at their school so sometimes saying things like “so we can celebrate Chinese New Year but not Black History Month” leads to“diversity training”.   Knowing that what you have to say is of value, trusting your own outrage, refusing to be silenced are just three ways we as women of color can use your voices.           Memorable Quotes from Bianca “f you take the time to understand their culture, I understand their language, they will open up to you.” “Know who you are, that you have more power, know what you stand for.” “Take this year to be still. Take time for you. Cut out all the noise.”       About Bianca Bianca is a military spouse stationed in Spain with her husband of 18 years and has 2 teenagers at home and one child in college. She is an Air Force Veteran, obsessed with cafe con leche, loves to read historical fiction, travel, and values time with family and friends. Bianca has an MBA in Accounting and combined that with her love of marketing to start her own financial marketing agency: Simplified Marketing Services. She helps financial professionals simplify their content marketing. Her team consists of women from all over the world. Bianca is from Jersey and comes from a single-mother household and has 8 brothers and sisters. Growing up as a WOC she still often feels to explain why she is Puerto Rican but doesn’t speak Spanish. Well, a bit now that she lives in Spain. People asking “what are you?” when it comes to her skin tone and curly hair. She’s proud to be Puerto Rican and Black and living in Spain, especially with children has been an interesting journey but one that she is proud to be on.   Connect with Bianca: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn:     Other Episodes to Check out How Doni Aldine Turned Her Global Experiences Into A Community Make Things Happen - Creating a Space for Women Entrepreneurs Where are you from       About the Podcast   Women of Color: An Intimate Conversation (An Intimate Conversation with Women of Color) is a podcast about women empowerment stories and for Women of Color who want more out of life. This show is for women who have had enough and want change, especially those who have been waiting to choose themselves and live boldly.    In each inspiring episode, hear from women from different backgrounds, countries, and ages who have embarked on personal journeys, sharing their stories of empowerment, overcoming, and their path to living a dream life (style).   Women of Color is the #1 Women of Color (searched) Podcast on Apple and a 35 Best Women Empowerment Podcasts by Feedspot.   My Podcast Coaching Journey:    Celebrate My Success Podcasting Tips for Black Podcasters The Power of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)     Deneen is committed to elevating the voices of WOC and empowering them to Live a Dream Lifestyle™ NOW!    Contact Deneen for speaking opportunities 
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