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About
Brittany Willis, MBA

“Everyone tells you to invest and to then protect yourself as an investor by diversifying
your portfolio. All of that is investing in something other than yourself.
Someone else’s dream. Once I realized that I was the asset,
I chose to diversify my portfolio by also investing in myself.”
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About
Brittany Willis, MBA

“Everyone tells you to invest and to then protect yourself as an investor by diversifying your portfolio. All of that is investing in something other than yourself. Someone else’s dream. Once I realized that I was the asset, I chose to diversify my portfolio by also investing in myself.”

Opening a new business in the midst of a global pandemic may not be on many people’s to-do list, but Brittany Willis is no stranger to perseverance, having built personal and professional grit over her lifetime. A New Orleans native, Dallas was the first point of refuge for Brittany and her family after evacuating from the city due to the impending Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Her family would go on to recover from this blow and she went on to attend Vanderbilt University the subsequent fall. In her senior year at Vanderbilt, after having noticed the gap that existed for Black students interested in a career in business, Brittany founded and served as the first president of the Vanderbilt undergraduate chapter of the National Black MBA Association.

After successfully opening her coffee shop franchise in early 2021, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she is now using what she has learned to show others a pathway forward in a space many don’t know is available to them with proper planning and self-evaluation. In November 2021, Brittany launched her newest brand – Protégé to Pro’- a digital destination created to arm entrepreneurs and career professionals with Fortune 500 knowledge. Protégé to Pro launched with its first online course offering titled “So, You Want to Open a Franchise?”, which is open for registration at www.protegetopro.com. Protégé to Pro spans guidance and thought leadership on not only Franchising, but also Career and Small Business Management.

The Amber Weitzer podcast | Silhouettes of Success
featured guest Brittany Willis:

"She is curating a dinasty with a legacy of girl power... "

3 things about Brittany

She has been received awards like
Kraft Foods Women in Sales Impact Award,
Leaders’ Choice Award in 2014.

She has an MBA
(Master of Business Administration)
from the University of Arkansas.

Brittany enjoys servicing her community,
business buildin, the coaching/mentoring
and and of course a good coffee.
I am the Asset.
I Invested Accordingly.

Fortune500
Sales Executive

Franchise
Owner

Small Business
Expert

9 to5
Preneur

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