Genma Stringer Holmes, Madam C. J. Walker Award Recipient, Featured on the Covers of two National Magazines

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Although fashion and pest control are not necessarily compatible professions, Genma Stringer Holmes transitions between the two and is not "bugged" by their differences!

Genma Stringer Holmes, fashion model turned exterminator is featured on the cover of two national magazines, Minorities and Women in Business (MWIB) Magazine and Purpose Magazine. Both publications tell her career change from fashion model to business owner and the trials and tribulations of being a trailblazer.

Although fashion and pest control are not necessarily compatible professions, Genma has managed the transition between the two and is not "bugged" by their differences.

Genma's story is one that encourages us to believe that we can successfully change and even mix careers while keeping family a priority. At the same time, she reminds us never to put our ambitions ahead of God and family.

Genma, a sought after speaker and talk show guest, story about life and living resonates with thousands of listeners and viewers. Genma believes that in order to be successful one must not focus on the glass being half empty. "We have to look for the positives in our lives. The world is filled with many negatives. Slay the naysayer and concentrate on being determined to fulfill your destiny in life."

The newly named Madam C. J. Walker Recipient is also featured in Southern Women, Home Business, Gospel Today, and the Tennessean.

Genma is often states "everybody needs a somebody who can call anybody"! She believes that we can all be a "somebody" in one another lives. She tells audiences that very few believed in her when she started Holmes Pest Control. But her faith keep her grounded and focused on branding her company. Holmes Pest Control is an enviromental commercial pest control company that serves clients throughout Tennessee. Holmes Pest Control has a growing residential market as well.

Genma continues to model professionally. Purpose and Southern Women Magazines feature this busy business woman modeling the latest in couture and spring fashions.

Genma has also been featured in Black Enterprise, Essences, Woman Entrepreneur and countless news papers across the country.

For a copy of Purpose, MWIB, and Southern Women Magazines, contact Genma @615-391-5708 or by email @

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