- The lady disclosed that she had to pick a part-time job at the Outback restaurant just but to make some extra money to provide for her family
- Gretta got pregnant with her first child when she was just in her first semester of college about 19 years ago and had to find ways to provide
- The woman, while celebrating Black History Month, took to her social media pages to share the story of her journey
Nothing is impossible with hard work, determination and resilience. The same was recently brought to life by Gretta Jackson who is finally the owner of a franchise restaurant where she worked for over 20 years.
Gretta was reportedly forced to pick a second job at an Outback Steakhouse in Southfield, the US to make a little extra money.
Reports say that Gretta got pregnant with her first child, a daughter, when she was just in her first semester of college about 19 years ago.
Gretta revealed that she started the job from the bottom as a server and was not making much money.
"You don’t have to make it in the history books in order to make Black history. I made these decisions and choices and have to live with them but how, at 18, am I going to pull this off? Don’t let other people tell you what you can’t do because of your situation. Show them what you can do in spite of your situation," Gretta said.
It was not easy for her as she was still young but she sailed through and years later, after saving up enough money, went for her dream-owning one of Outback Steakhouses.
Briefly.co.za has learnt Gretta while celebrating Black History Month took to her social media pages to share the story of her journey.
In a Facebook post Gretta revealed that she is now the managing partner of an Outback Steakhouse in Roseville, US.
The news is somewhat big because her new position made her the first-ever woman in Roseville with such a big title.
"What started off as what I thought was just a simple post to celebrate a milestone in my life quickly turned into something else. I could never imagined so many people would come to say hi and thank you and congratulations to me in person. I have had people send gifts, flowers, Edible Arrangements to the restaurant for me. Just an overwhelming amount of love and support." she added.
The lady wrapped up by stating that she is proud she is a good example and an inspiration to her daughter and many young women across the world.
Previously, Briefly.co.za reported on 30 famous black women to celebrate in Black History Month. There are tens of thousands of black women that have been at the forefront to ensure that the black woman is represented in the USA and other parts of the world.
The leading champions have ensured representation in various places ranging from politics, art, music, film, science, and literary works. Here are the top 30 famous black women in 2021.
Kamala Harris is a person to take note of. Harris an American politician, lawyer, and author. She made history when she became the first woman and the first African American to hold the position of American vice president. She also became the first woman to be California's attorney general and San Francisco's district attorney.
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