Wife, Mom, Event Planner, and "Mommie Blogger" Dinai Yelverton, sits down with Greg McKeown and Steve Harvey!
Dinai Yelverton wears many hats, but two of her most prideful roles are wife to her high school crush and mom of two! When she's not having a dance party with her daughter, or playing peek-a-boo with her son, she is working around the clock ensuring her clients receive 5-star service as their premier special event and wedding planner.
Her journey to entrepreneurship was not a traditional one, however. Upon receiving her MBA from Hampton University, Dinai began her career at KPMG, a global accounting firm in the fall of 2011 as an audit associate in Chicago. There she conducted financial audits for various public and private clients and identified performance improvement opportunities. After the birth of her daughter, Dinai took a few months off to be home with her newborn. In February of 2013, Dinai joined AAR CORP., an aviation support company, as an internal auditor. After a year and a half in this capacity, she transferred into the Corporate Communications/Government Affairs department as the Digital Communications Specialist where she managed digital internal and external communications across the entire company, which included conceptualizing, developing, and executing a brand new social media plan. She also assisted in creating digital marketing material for events such as trade shows and college recruitment activities. While at AAR she worked closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce to plan and execute two private luncheons for C-suite executives, created an annual office-wide series of events for breast cancer awareness, and oversaw a 5week long mentor ship program with local charter school students.
Having a knack for events, and only taking as few as two clients a year, she planned events "on the side" while working in the corporate capacity. But it just wasn't enough. In March of 2016, Dinai took a HUGE leap of faith and left her role as the Corporate Communications Manager at AAR to focus solely on her freelance event planning company, unDINAIable Events, 6 months shy of the birth of her son. Her clients range from wedding clients to non-profit organizations and corporate organizations. Be sure to check follow her "Journey to Mompreneurship" on her blog, the Young Workin' Mommies as she speaks on the ups, downs, and successes & fails of the journey.
Young Workin' Mommies Blog
In February of 2012, one month before the birth of her daughter, Dinai began a "Mommie Blog" entitled Young Workin' Mommies. She decided to journal her experiences of being a 23 year old mother working her way up the corporate ladder. Though she has faced many challenges, the road was, and still is, well worth it. From breast feeding suggestions to time management tips, this blog encompasses a lot and has reached audiences outside the U.S. Her candidness allows her to be open with certain issues in the hopes her story and journey can help other mothers who may be facing some of the very same challenges. It is possible to go after your dreams and still be a super mom!