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Accomplished New York entrepreneur DeShanda Carter: ‘I just want women to know together is better’


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Simply amazing.

Much to the delight of DeShanda Carter, it would be especially befitting to assess her progressive, thriving business venture with those two words.

For Carter, there are a variety of reasons Simply Carter Corp has become a constant fixture throughout the New York metropolitan area.
“My personal mission for doing this work is to empower women of all ages,” Carter, 45, told Making Headline News this week. “Let them see the grind of the everyday women trying to make it…get empowered by the everyday woman.”
Widely regarded as the parent company of Carter’s Diva Glam Mobile Party — which specializes in hosting parties and other events for girls of all ages — Carter’s endeavor also includes what is known as Simply Carters Kids, which is believed to be the only U. S. children’s car service with its own security app.

MAKING DREAMS A REALITY

HEART FOR PEOPLE — For DeShanda Carter, there are a variety of reasons Simply Carter Corp has become a constant fixture throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Also, under the Simply Carter Corp’s umbrella is Simply Carter Events, which customarily offers its array of intriguing photo booths.

And, then there is the Carter Brand, a flourishing venture that offers a variety of all natural and homemade skin care products.

A native of Harlem, New York who was raised in the nearby Bronx, Carter is a product of the historic New York City school system.

A devout woman of faith and accomplished author, who has always exemplified an entrepreneurial mindset, Carter’s Simply Carter Corps has become known for serving women of various walks of life, most notably through empowering and helping them discover their true passion in business.

“I just want women to know together is better,” said Carter, explaining why it is imperative to esteem others daily. “We don’t always have to do it alone.”


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A devout woman of faith and accomplished author who has always exemplified the entrepreneurial mindset, Carter’s Simply Carter Corps has become known for serving women of various walks of life, most notably through empowering and helping them discover their true passion in business.

As Carter recalls, she was left with no choice at one point in time to fortify her vision on her own, a trend that, in turn, had ultimately catapulted her to her divine purpose.

“I did it alone because no one else saw my vision…and maybe it wasn’t meant for them to see,” Carter said. “I believe differently. I may not see your vision, but I will support and encourage you until the end.”

A retired New York City Department of Correction Captain, Carter was enrolled in college for two years before she eventually delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

To her distinctly unique credit, she’s been nothing short remarkable.

Not bad for notable actress and longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild, who has appeared in the major motion picture, Dangerous Minds, as well as a host of stage plays and made a number of television appearances.

Having adopted a keen passion for writing and singing, this multitalented businesswoman’s reputation is such that, well, she’s been all about her business — first in Corporate American, now as an entrepreneur.

“There was no competition in mind when creating my brand,” said Carter, whose Simply Carter Corp caters to women of ages. “I just want women to win. When they look at me, I want them to see the potential in them.”

A business endeavor that is steadily making a strong case to attract more of a national presence — Carter has put her entrepreneurship mechanics on display in Atlanta, among other establishments — it’s safe to assume that Big Apple-area businesswoman’s best and brightest days are well ahead of her.


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“It is important to inspire others daily, so they can be encouraged to live out their passion,” Carter said. We only have one life to live.”

So why not make it a simply amazing one — much like Simply Carter Corp?



A retired New York City Department of Correction Captain, Carter was enrolled in college for two years before she eventually delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

For more information about New York  Businesswoman/Author DeShanda Carter of Simply Carter Corp, to order her books or to schedule her for a public appearance or book signing, call 845.682.0222 or log on to: http://www.simplycartercorp.com/. Connect with her via social media at: www.linkedin.com/in/Deshanda-Carter.


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Connecticut businesswoman Lieutenant Shelly Carter bringing awareness to ‘lack of females in the fire service’

 


CHANGING OF THE GUARD 

PRESSING FORWARD — To her credit, Lieutenant Shelly Carter is empowering girls and women to build their confidence, courtesy of her annual Girls Future Firefighters Camp, an event that is centered largely on bringing awareness to what this firefighter-turned-businesswoman describes as a “lack of females in the fire service.”

For a 19-year-veteran of the City of Hartford Fire Department, Lieutenant Shelly Carter has learned, seen, and discovered a lot.

Still, even to this very day, Carter doesn’t shy away from the notion that she’s clinging to one crucial concern.

“What I realized was there are few women who know about becoming a firefighter, because no one never presented the idea to them,” Carter told Making Headline News during a weekend interview. “My goal is to empower girls and women and to build their confidence.”
To her credit, Carter is doing just that — and much more — courtesy of her annual Girls Future Firefighters Camp, an event that is centered largely on bringing awareness to what this firefighter-turned-businesswoman describes as a “lack of females in the fire service.”

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“My girls will leave my camp knowing that there are no obstacles that they cannot handle,” Carter, 49, said.

A credible, community-wide event that is entering its fourth year of existence, Carter emphasized, among other things, that while a date has yet to be determined for a Girls Future Firefighters Camp that customarily takes place during the summer months, now is still an ideal time to promote it as a strategic way to create change in one of the world’s most respected industry.

A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Carter began her fire service stint with the City of Hartford Fire Department in July 1999, during which she was assigned to what is known as Engine Company 9.

Interestingly, she assumed responsibilities as a structural firefighter until she was promoted to Driver/ Engineer in December 2011, this after having turned in a masterful display while functioning diligently in a predominately male role.


SETTING MAJOR TRENDS 

WE’RE ALL IN — A credible, community-wide event that is entering its fourth year of existence, Carter emphasized, among other things, that while a date has yet to be determined for a Girls Future Firefighters Camp that customarily takes place during the summer months, now is still an ideal time to promote it as a strategic way to create change in one of the nation’s most respected industry.

As it turned out and much to her delight, one favorable effort had ultimately given way to even more sustained success for Carter, who holds Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Administration from Charter Oak State College and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Anna Maria College.

That’s because Carter was eventually assigned to the role of Driver/Engineer for what is known as Engine Company 10 and 16.

MUCH RESPECT — A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Carter began her fire service stint with the City of Hartford Fire Department in July 1999, during which she was assigned to what is known as Engine Company 9.

Then in August 2015, P. O. Carter was installed as Lieutenant in the Fire Marshal’s office, where she is currently working as a Fire Prevention Lieutenant, Arson Investigator, as well as a Fire Code Official.

In addition, Lieutenant Carter has been detailed to the Special Services Division, as well as the Training Division as an accomplished instructor, a development that has benefited her mightily, thus sums up in large part why her annual Girls Future Firefighters Camp is absolutely essential.


A MASSIVE IMPACT 

SHE GOT THAT RIGHT — “My girls will leave my camp knowing that there are no obstacles that they cannot handle,” Carter, 49, said.

“My personal mission is to show girls and women that they are strong and very, very capable,” said Carter, a devout woman of faith who’s also an accomplished minister. “My hope is that they will begin to think outside the box and explore non-conventional careers such as firefighting, which is so rewarding.”


Given how Carter has been blessed to move up the ranks in an industry that is dominated by her male counterparts, and it’s no wonder she has appropriately assumed the illustrious role as a spokesperson for ladies who aspire to delve off into the fire fighter arena.

GIVING BACK BIG TIME — All things considered, Carter doesn’t shy away from the notion also that it is her civic duty to give back in a big way and, most importantly, inspire other women to become empowered about one of the world’s most respected industries.

“The people that inspire me to do this camp are the faces of the little girls that I see when I step off the fire truck,” Carter said. “And they are amazed that I am a woman.”

All things considered, Carter doesn’t shy away from the notion also that it is her civic duty to give back in a big way and, most importantly, inspire other women to become empowered about one of the world’s most respected industries.

HATS OFF TO HER — “The people that inspire me to do this camp are the faces of the little girls that I see when I step off the fire truck,” Carter said. “And they are amazed that I am a woman.”

“(I’m doing this) for all the women who are in the fire service who have been looked over or pushed aside and treated unfairly,” Carter said of an annual camp that’s geared mostly toward girls ranging in ages 13-to-18. “For the women who’s shoulders I stand on that have paved the way for me to be here…for me to be a firefighter.”

All the while deeming it essential to reach back and help others follow suit.

“To God be the glory for the things he has done,” Carter said.


For more information about Hartford, Connecticut area Businesswoman Shelly Carter and her Girls Future Firefighters Camp, connect with him via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/girlsfuturefirefightercamp/. Also, email him at: girlsfuturefirefightercamp@gmail.com.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.