March is Women’s History Month and this year, the national theme is, “Nevertheless, She Persisted.”

The theme embodies so many women in the Houston community. The Defender is highlighting some local Black women who have succeeded through persistence, despite the challenges they have faced on different fronts.

Today, we recognize Brittany King, Senior recruiter & career coach

Brittany King graduated high school by the skin of her teeth and had a 1.9 GPA in college. The future didn’t look too bright for King, a teen parent and victim of domestic violence. Six years ago, she found herself in a psychiatric hospital battling depression and anxiety. Five years ago, she was nearly homeless and on welfare.

King was tired of letting despair win. She changed her mindset, and that changed her life. Today she is on a path of going from welfare to building wealth while helping others along the way.

“Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds I’ve faced, I’ve persevered. Resilience and determination have been the hallmarks of my success,” King said.

As a career coach, she works with women to help them find or create the work they love and also work beyond the struggles they’ve encountered and pursue their dreams.

“I used to say, ‘This is my lot in life, it’s not a lot, but it’s my life.’ Now I believe that I am the architect of my future and that I am responsible for pressing on in the face of adversity and trials.”

Life’s philosophy/motto: “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it certainly can achieve!”

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