SheBlogs.org recently hosted an interview with Suzanne Toro, manager of the international sensation Apl from the Black Eyed Peas. As a member of the community, I’m able to share highlight of that interview with you.
In particular, I wanted to share with you her take on women in business. When asked how she defined herself as a strong businesswoman, she redirected the question and defined herself as a strong woman. “I am a passionate woman and I have a lot of fire inside of me,” she said. “I could overpower a situation and if I am not present with all my strengths and weaknesses I have done just that. However, I have found the success in expressing myself as a balanced woman in the workforce and in my life. A woman that can stand up for herself and her community by using her grace, passion and nurturing energies rather than using force and dominance or pure sex appeal.”
What I found interesting was her take on her role as an entertainer’s manager. “I am here to create and achieve his long range plans and make sure that everything he does makes him happy and he feels passionate about it,” she said. “Which ultimately will provide him with a series of business ventures to support and create opportunities for his family, his friends, his country and many people around the world.”
It sounds like she’s more of a coach than a manager. I think that’s cool.
“Women are cunning and intuitive,” says Toro. She believes that women can use their unique strengths to achieve their goals, including goals that may not be traditional goals for women. “In order to make your way through uncharted waters you have to stay grounded, unemotional and listen to your intuition to guide your around the obstacles.”
To read more of this interview, visit SheBlogs.org here.