Meet Venessa

Trust God, work hard and success will follow

Entrepreneur, author, leadership and empowerment coach, workshop host, mom, wife and motivational speaker

Venessa Barrett is the founder of Women Igniting Fire, a women’s empowerment ministry with a presence on various social media platforms impacting women across the world. She hosts a podcast bearing the name of the ministry. This ministry expands to women in Africa, the Caribbean, United States and the UK. She is in the process of transforming the ministry to become a nonprofit organization in an effort to expand its reach. She is an author of a women’s guided journal, and an experienced educator of 15 years with a Masters in Educational Leadership, and is currently pursuing her PH.D in Leadership. She is an ordained elder and pastor, mother of two and wife to her husband Maurice of 15yrs. 

She is an experienced leadership and empowerment coach. She helps women overcome barriers to success by exploring their self-limiting beliefs and what really holds them back from the success they desire. For many years Venessa has been providing counsel to young women. She has helped women gain clarity about who they are, what they are called to do. She has helped them to create success plans that guide success in their lives and make an impact in the lives of others.

She is the CEO of Shirtz ‘n’ Perks a personalization and apparel company, owner of an Etsy shop, and a party rental equipment business as she believes in having multiple streams of income. Through Women Igniting Fire Venessa has helped women start their own businesses, become authors, increase their confidence to attain jobs, grow spiritually with their relationship with the Lord and so much more. She believes women understand each other and should be there for one another.

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