CHICAGO, July 27, 2021 (Newswire.com) - The International Association of Women (IAW) recognizes Carmen Johnson as a 2021-2022 Influencer. She is acknowledged as a leader in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online networking platform with more than 100 local chapters, International Chapters and 1,000+ in-person and virtual events.
Carmen Johnson has more than 20 years of experience in the education field and worked as a teacher in Atlanta, GA. Once she retired, her love of children motivated her to embark on a new career: that of an Entrepreneur.
"My teaching career parlayed over into me starting and launching my new girls' party bus business," Ms. Johnson said. "I have a passion for working with kids!" Five years ago, she founded The Swanky Spa Bus company (formerly, Pamper Us Pretty Spa for Girls), which features a pink, sparkly minibus that brings the party to the customer's home. Party packages range from makeovers, manis and pedis to unicorn-themed parties and more. Her Swanky Spa Lab workshops incorporate elements of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and STEAM (includes Arts) and let girls create their own makeup projects. Ms. Johnson meticulously manages each event, from start to finish.
"I'm responsible for running the logistics of the entire operation from setup to breakdown," she said. "I consult with the mom one or two weeks before the party to get all of the birthday information, then start to plan for the spa party, ensuring everything is in place, including props, costumes, goody bags and bus-themed décor." Ms. Johnson is also responsible for ordering all supplies, hiring, training and managing staff, mapping routes, creating customizable invitations and setting up audio/video. "Additionally, I create mobile spa parties, tent/sleepovers and pop-up picnics for kids and adults," she added.
Ms. Johnson enjoys working directly with the young girls and is passionate about being instilling goals and values into their lives. "I love being a part of making priceless memories with them and their families," she said. "The most challenging part about my career is making sure my party bus is in tip-top shape in regards to the bus maintenance."
Also passionate about mentoring other women, Ms. Johnson coaches women who want to start a mobile spa party business. Her future goal is to expand her company into a franchise so that women will have the opportunity to start their own businesses. To that end, she has written, How To Start a Mobile Spa Party Bus Business For Girls and is working on another book titled, How To Start a Kids' Party Business. "I have also developed the Coaching Academy, an online course that gives step-by-step guidance on this topic," she added.
Education & Accomplishments: Certified Teacher in the state of Georgia; Master's; Bachelor's
Source: International Associatoin of Women