Jilea Hemmings is a staunch believer in the power of entrepreneurship. A successful career revamping Fortune 500 companies was not enough for her entrepreneurial spirit, so Jilea began focusing her passion into her own projects—beginning with the formation of her own consulting agency, Eshe Consulting, and the development of the innovative meatless entrée line for kids, Greenie Tots.
Her passion for entrepreneurship and technology continues to flourish as Jilea digs back to her pharmaceutical sales roots with the development of Best Tyme, a tech solution that is improving the inefficiencies in the way physicians and representatives schedule appointments.
Her work in business development expands beyond the current generation to the next with her program, I am Kid Boss. The program reaches out to inner city kids and offers them the same personal mentorship and tools to start their own successful companies that Jilea gives to her clients. Being named one of South Florida’s 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business by Legacy Magazine in 2012 is just one capstone of Jilea’s impressive resume.
Jilea is also an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an influential speaker promoting the important role of women in technology. She believes that there should be no boundaries—neither class, race, nor gender—that should stand in the way of being able to use one’s purpose, passion, strengths, and talents to fuel entrepreneurial endeavors.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS