The Lionel SHIPman $HAPE YOUR FINANCES Show is a financial & life empowerment show focusing on our lives around money & finances. The show aims to educate and motivate people to improve their financial outlooks and empower them to take charge of their lives and to live life to the fullest.
Topic: Women and Finances Series #10: Tune in and hear the challenges and achievements of various women in finance and business. Guest: Lisa Phillips.
A native Baltimorean, Lisa was raised in the Lexington Terrace Housing Projects. Her childhood in Baltimore was mired in neglect, sexual abuse and abandonment. With no support, guidance nor treatment for these issues, she found her gripped with homelessness, severe poverty, stress and a lot of anger. Despite all these barriers and many other struggles, she maintained a positive outlook on life and eventually became a proud graduate of Coppin State University with a BS in Business Management and a MBA from University of Baltimore. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree, Lisa started Celeebrate Us Gift Baskets (spelled with an extra “e” because she does extra for her customers).
As she continued her journey on personal development, she embraced the value and power of volunteerism. In 2015, she contacted the Department of Social Services to ask for a volunteer opportunity to mentor women on welfare. Lisa spent many years on welfare and understood the pain and humiliation of having to depend on government assistance. As she shared her desire to mentor young women with a staff member at DSS, she was connected to the Workforce Development Administrator that thought that her journey towards self-sufficiency was very powerful and offered her a contract to conduct a workforce training course. That relationship has blossomed in a tremendous way and now includes providing workforce training to homeless youth in Baltimore City.