Serial entrepreneur and health and wellness influencer Christina M. Rice joins episode 23 of The PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Show to offer the inside scoop on how she built her career, the benefits of taking risks, and the importance of diversity in the wellness community!!
After launching her first business at only 21 years old and leading a successful career in Public Relations, Christina M. Rice has shifted her attention to a new venture: OMNoire! OMNoire is a safe space for women of color that utilizes workshops, retreats, and events to offer women an empowering platform to share their wellness journey. Lend a listening ear to the podcast below to hear all about how Christina got started and where she stands today.
Check out the OMNoire website at omnoire.com for all info and updates on the company!
See below for a few highlights from the interview.
On creating her own path at 21:
I majored in Business Information Systems and I minored in Computer Science. Interestingly enough though, when I graduated I wasn't interested in pursuing that career. I wasn't even sure what I wanted to do at the time. About six months after I graduated, I decided to open up a clothing store!"
On friendships and bonds that have been formed through OMNoire:
"At our retreats, you are going to find a woman or several that can understand either what you're going through or what you've been through. We have a lot of women that maybe they've gone through a divorce, so that's someone you can connect to. Or has survived an illness like cancer, that's somebody you can relate to. You can talk about your journey that is different than your friends at home who have no idea what it's like to go through cancer treatment. So, these are opportunities for you to build different tribes for different stages of your life. That doesn't mean you love people that have been there for you any less, it's just that you are finding different support systems and it's important that we have those."
On what PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT means to her:
"That being fit is an inside job, and that’s where you find your beauty."