Today we’d like to introduce you to Bibitayo Ogunremi.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m also known as Bibi. I am 26 years old and originally from Lagos, Nigeria but I have been in Gwinnett for almost 15 years and I just started my business called Bibi Bakes and what we provide baked goods and not only do we do that we also do cake and wine pairing to for an event such as girls night, bridal shower, etc. among other things I’ve always had a passion for baking and I was blessed enough to start work at a bakery when I was 19 in downtown Chamblee, although I didn’t get hands on yet due to the fact that I was hired as a party consultant because the bakery had a space for events. After a couple of months doing that, I express to my boss what I really want to do and that was to bake, and she told me if I really want to do this, I’ve got to show her that I wanted it by the time you know it I was baking, taking orders, making orders it got to a point where my job didn’t feel like a job anymore it just felt more than that. Later, I promoted to manager and boy was I over the moon! that manger position taught me the most at the bakery that I have taken with me to every other job that I got to have and it was to be a leader, work smarter, not harder, and how to deal with your team and customers. It was just an overall experience!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
No, it has not been a smooth road! And it was never meant to be easy, I think it builds character growing in a Nigerian household your parents are expecting a lot from you when you graduated high school during your junior year majority of my classmates have their life planned out, whereas some of us like me did not know what we even want to do tomorrow. Technical program to my school and one of the programs they had there were culinary arts and it spark some type of attention for me to be asking a counselor if had enough credits to the program and from there, I signed up and jumped in and loved it was not easy at first, I will say that but I really wanted, I mean it was really bad homegirl was failing but I wanted it so bad I and I busted my butt. My advice to young women it’s ok to not have it right the first, second and the third time… really it’s ok.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Bibi Bakes – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
I have a corporate gig and its always to good to have a side hustle but I hope one day to turn my side hustle to the main squeeze which is Bibi Bakes and what sets me aside is that I pair my cakes with wine and figured it would be an interesting mix and it turned out great!
Do you think there are structural or other barriers impeding the emergence of more female leaders?
Hmmmmm, I honestly feel like a lot of men are really intimidated by women so they hide by belittling comments like “women are too emotional to run a corporation or to rule the country” also when a woman is confident, beautiful and smart they think she is arrogant, stuck up or mean…
- Phone: 678-782-1902
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: Bee_You_Always
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