Today we’d like to introduce you to Desire’e Hardge.
Desire’e, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
For the past 20 years, I have worked in different business sectors starting off in banking right out of high school as a teller, into college. Shortly after my sophomore year as a pre-law major, I applied and was hired by a law firm as a legal assistant to better understand my potential career in law. During that time, I realized becoming a lawyer was not for my spirit. After that epiphany, I was offered a position as a Researcher working for a non-profit in early childhood and community development. I went on to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) for the University of Phoenix.
I had found my purpose in life through the trials, tribulation, and triumphs that brought me to that point of no turning back. From an early age, I have always felt that my gift is to help others achieve their purpose. To empower those that are voiceless and help uplift communities, whether that is fighting for breast cancer resources and services, fundraising for a cause, early childhood education disparities, women equality, and veterans care to; volunteering to test individuals for COVID 19, feeding the homeless, participating in races on behalf of a cause, or joining campaigns I will support. If there is an issue that I believe in and can be of assistance or resource to, I will help. Because it is not only the right thing to do, it is in my nature to do so.
After years of working in the non-profit sector I knew I had more to give than what was allowed of me. My worldly vision was bigger than the petri dish I found myself confined to.
In 2019 I met the sensational Brittany Shulman! We met from attending each other’s events and after speaking to her it was clear we had the same vision. We both pride ourselves on being able to foster creative solutions while building long-term market values for our clients.
Together we are the women behind Convenire International. The name “Convenire” derives from the Latin biblical origins meaning “The Covenant” defined as “united and together.” This name embodies the bridge of both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.
The goal of Convenire International is to help organizations move their vision forward effectively and efficiently. Our mission is to identify, pursue, and develop strategic opportunities through Event Management and Fundraising globally as we cultivate partnerships in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Always, All Ways!
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not always been a seamless road to travel but it is a beautiful experience to thrive through when building a business. From the bumps and potholes in the road, it has only made me a stronger, wiser, persistent, and smarter person. I believe anything worth having should never come easy. At the same time, I have learned there will be people that are genuinely happy for your success and those that will try to destroy you out of envy. And when you have faced adversities such as imposter syndrome (not feeling as if you are good enough) or shown microaggression from those that are intimidated by the value, worth, and intellect that you possess and bring to a table, you develop tough skin and become laser focused on what you can control rather than listening to the negative noise.
Please tell us about Convenire International.
Convenire International is a business that specializes in creating meaningful events and business relations that help people and organizations take their exclusive events, dinners, or conferences to the next level. We pride our business on Always, All Ways! In other words, the mission of our clients become our mission and we will ensure that we exceed their expectations.
We provide four Business Solutions that we exclusively focus on: Fundraising, Event Management, Public Relations, and Partnerships. Within each solution, we tailor our services based on the client’s need(s) to their objective.
For example, if a company is looking to host an exclusive dinner, we have various venues to choose from, catering, entertainment/talent, etc., to make it an extraordinary and memorable experience for both our clients and their guests under our Event Management packages.
We are most proud of infusing both the for-profit and non-profit sectors together for causes they support, while making a difference within our local and global communities.
What sets up apart from other competitors is our diverse professional background that Brittany and I bring to the table that makes us uniquely qualified to look at every client from a 360- degree perspective. Just like our logo! Since we have worked in different industries, it only strengthens our knowledge, skill sets, relationships, and expertise within the four business solutions we offer.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
First and foremost, God has always and will remain the center role, my biggest cheerleader, advocate, and supporter of who I am and all that I do in life. I am a firm believer without God there would be no me.
It would be erroneous of me to only pick a few people that have touched my life in one form or another, outside of my family and friends. There is not one person I can definitively give credit to as I feel it is a combination of individuals from all walks of life (good, bad, in differ) that have poured into the person I am today. Salute!
- Website: www.convenireintl.com
- Phone: 480-309-8120
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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