Our mission is to inspire young girls and women of color through interactive events/workshops that focus on
financial literacy and technology.
We strive to accomplish our mission by:
Empowering girls and women to achieve their fullest potential ONE STEP at a time!
(**My youngest daughter who loved to wear my shoes, the FIRST "HHA Ambassador" in 2006
and she didn't even know it yet!)
Felicia Gomes-Gregory was born and raised in the amazing section of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. But, her second home was Bridgeport, Connecticut and Cape Cod, Massachusetts where she spent summers with family.
She has always had a passion for dance, public speaking, and technology from an early age. In high school, she was cheerleading captain, school president and a member of the National Honor Society. Due to her love for math and science, she majored in Computer Science obtaining her BA and MS degrees from Fordham University.
She began her career as a Cobol computer programmer and has held positions as a senior developer, quality assurance and systems support analyst at various educational and financial firms in New York. In 1999, she joined Cantor Fitzgerald, as part of the QA and Application support team for Fixed Income. She continued with the company post 9/11, as part of the subsidiary owned company of Cantor - Espeed. In 2006, she joined Lehman Brothers as a member of the Portfolio Analytics team. After the Lehman bankruptcy, she remained with the private equity firm Neuberger Berman until 2016, providing 24-hour support for the Equity Trading desk for New York, Tokyo, and London.
She has served on various boards, including Fordham University’s Black and Latino Alumni Club and is a long-time parishioner and lector at St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise Parish, where she was baptized.
Her true passion during her spare time has been event planning which she began as wedding coordinator in the early 90’s at The Lab. The largest black-owned catering hall and entertainment space in Brooklyn, NY. It was in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area. In 2010, her company, Memorable Creations by Felicia was created.
In 2017, a new passion project, Heels and Higher Achievement TM, hit her heart and then the world. She wants to continue to encourage young girls and women to seek knowledge in financial empowerment, careers in math, science, or technology and to pursue their dreams and passions no matter what.
She believes her faith and life are the products of her mother and all the phenomenal women in her circle of family and friends (to this day) and quotes “Remember to look back, so you can always appreciate your moving forward!”
Her motto: Live, Love, Faith and Dance!
She continues to reside in Brooklyn, New York with her wonderful husband, Joseph Gregory, her princesses- Danielle, Gabrielle, and one of her first loves (outside of her dad-da Felix Gomes *my guardian angel forever) the Queen, her mother Mary Gomes.
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