Black female entrepreneur, from stripper pole to owning a million dollar trucking company
To encounter Ashley Thomasa successful entrepreneur who went from a life of stripping, pimping, and prostitution to founding the nation’s first black woman-owned transportation call center to recruit truck drivers.
Its call center, which is called Supreme Pilot Recruitment, now leads the trucking industry by providing a solution during the national supply chain crisis and offering coaching programs to predictably find drivers to help solve the driver shortage. His company also provides an entry-level platform for call center agents grossing $5,000 to $12,000 per month while securing top-paying trucking jobs.
Uncut and uncensored, Ashley hides nothing to show others the other side of adversity. Dropping out of high school in the ninth grade, she quickly learned that if she wanted something in life, she should work for it – and nothing was off limits. At 13, she falls into the hands of a pimp. Lured by false promises of a better life, Ashley ended up being influenced to have sex with multiple men. Realizing that God had another purpose for her, she moved away from what was a restless, sexually exploitative and promiscuous lifestyle to a lifestyle that would challenge everything she had been taught to believe about the making money – rechanneling that same restless, go-getter energy. Now she shows others how to make that change.
Ashley wrote divorce game be the role model to help others get out of the “game” and transition into $800 billion trucking industry without owning trucks. Along with her book, Ashley is also a candid, unfiltered speaker and advocate for other young girls and women who feel trapped and have no way out. She speaks frequently about the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding the fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation. In a recent interview, Ashley explained how her experience has given her a unique perspective on the matter.
“I think it’s so important that we break the silence around this issue,” she said.
Through her many trials and tribulations, Ashley persevered and overcame the street lifestyle that tried to kill her. She says God had a different plan, and now her mission is to empower others and stop them from falling into the trenches of nightlife and street games. She comments, “My goal is to show them that God used transportation to save my life and He can do it for them too.”