For Sabrina Peterson, being in prison was a life-changing experience.
While behind bars she noticed that most women who locked up are there, not because they're born criminals, but because they lack resources and support.
“When I was in prison, I realized that a lot of women were incarcerated due to a lack of resources. A lack of resources will push you to do things that you wouldn’t normally do,” Peterson tells Black Enterprise.
Released more than a year ago, Peterson made it her mission to be that resource for women, and help them become successful business owners.
“Now that I have come home, the biggest resource that I could be is by moving into the tech space."
Peterson is now the proud founder of Glam U Apps, an affordable service for small business owners and startup companies that would like a mobile app to compliment their brand or biz.
“There are a bunch of women who are just starting up, have families, little to no budget, but still want to add technology to their brand,” she says. “I wanted an app for a long time, but couldn’t afford it.”
Previously, Peterson founded Glam University, a company geared toward empowering women biz owners looking to learn from like-minded successful women through classes led by Peterson.
Glam U continues to raise more venture capital so that she can transform businesses one app at a time.
“I want to move mom-and-pop ideas to the digital space, while still making it affordable," she says.