It is often said that you should never judge a book by its cover, because every once in a while, someone from the most unexpected place makes an impact in ways no one would ever expect. Well, that is exactly what Atlanta-based entrepreneur, government contractor, and beauty influencer Tere Tatiana is making her mark in the male dominated industry with her highly successful companies. Tere is actually a government contractor who was stationed in Afghanistan from 2009 until March 2020.
She would still be overseas had it not been for the Coronavirus pandemic, which forced her to return to the states. Fortunately for her, the relocation turned out to be a true blessing in disguise, as she was able to pour all of her energy into her trucking business, as well as the other three companies she owns – Labeled BluCollections, a clothing line; Labeled Blu Realty, Labeled Blu Transportation, and Southern Hospitality Adult Daycare Facility.
To change that narrative, last November, Tere became the first black woman to launch virtual trucking classes specifically designed to teach black women the ins and outs of the lucrative trucking business. Also, recognizing how COVID-19 took a heavy toll on many black working professionals, Tere believes that now is the perfect time to explore entering into ownership. That is why she is hosting seminars, such as the one held for her hometown of Statesboro in late February. During her first Let’s Talking Trucking seminar, Tere was named an honorary citizen of her hometown Statesboro, GA by the mayor of Statesboro, GA for all her community attributions. The event itself sold out and was a major success.
Labeled Blu Transportation has seen a lot of action. It houses a fleet of trucks that frequently run shipments across all 50 states. Take one glance at Tere’s social media and you might say she belongs in a fashion magazine, not posted alongside an 18-wheeler. However, shattering societal norms and defying the odds is something she has done all her life, and she wants to empower others to do the same. Needless to say, this high-powered, multi-faceted entrepreneur is well on her way to becoming one of the most recognizable female moguls in the near future. Her dedication and work ethic is otherworldly, and her efforts to inspire and motivate other women is sure to make an indelible impact for years to come. Tere plans to host her next Let’s Talk Trucking seminar in Atlanta, GA on April 24, 2021.