Charles & Colvard partnered with Wake Technical Community College to award two deserving women the Charles & Colvard Women’s Empowerment Scholarship – an award specifically designed to support women in the community that are seeking higher education and actively pursuing their long-term career goals. To learn more about this scholarship, we encourage you to visit this page.
Recently, we caught up for a Q&A session with both winners: Ashley Mobley and Latiffa Lindsey. These lovely ladies opened up on topics of personal achievements, encouragement, and advice for the next brilliant woman. Read on to see just what makes them so very deserving of this scholarship….
What does brilliance mean to you?
Just like describing a gemstone, brilliance in my opinion pertains to unique qualities of distinction (i.e. Imaginative thought, resiliency, praiseworthy accomplishments). Brilliance surpasses, and perhaps even outlasts, mere intellect. It is brilliance that makes a person shine like a gemstone.
I think brilliance relates to understanding. In order to succeed, you need to be able to understand others’ point of view. Then, you become the most brilliant human being when you’re selfless in this regard.
What do you feel makes you brilliant?
I feel that my resilience is what makes me brilliant. It’s my ability to overcome adversity and utilize challenging experiences for growth. My brilliance lies in my ability to maintain a positive outlook on life and to always look on the bright side - which has ultimately allowed me to shine through my successes, achievements and accomplishments.