Occupation: Owner of Larue Kay Salon and CEO of Central Florida Roof Rescue.
Love for your profession: I love to be able to make women feel better about themselves and showing them their true beauty inside.
Transitioning from the beauty industry to roofing industry: When my husband was faced with deployment overseas, I scaled back from my salon to take full control of our roofing business. The hardest part was being taken seriously as a female leader and being respected by our employees.
How do you feel about being a woman in a male-dominated industry: I feel great about it. Men have great respect for a woman who multi-tasks and who possesses construction knowledge.
Greatest career accomplishments: Opening my salon eight years ago as a single mom with $23 in hand.
Advice to your younger self: The best is yet to come. Just pray.
Leader I admire: Ivanka Trump.
Desired superpower: Work without sleep.
Guilty pleasure: Reading a book on vacation.
Describe yourself: Reliable, committed, determined, and creative.
Philosophy of life: “Fake it until you make it.”
If I had $5 million: I’d invest in my kids’ futures and help people in need.