Fabulous People: Myisha Boyce

Myisha Boyce is the president of M.Y.S. Firm, a professional services firm that offers community-centered programming and design. Boyce recently joined the board of directors of StartUpNV, Nevada’s nonprofit business accelerator and incubator for scalable startups. Learn about Myisha Boyce…

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

First job: I started as a stockperson at Nordstrom while in high school. It’s the job that taught me the true art of customer service.

Favorite ways to spend your free time in NV: Vegas has so many hidden gems. One of my guilty pleasures is exploring Vegas’ food scene; combining great food with great company makes for an ideal outing.

Your biggest accomplishment and why: Moving from being an employee to an employer was an intimidating transition, but one I’m thankful for every day. It takes persistence, hard work and skill to gain the trust of clientele that will inevitably help a business retain its employees. Being someone that contributes to job creation is one of my biggest accomplishments.

The biggest obstacle you overcame: Moving from poverty to being on a path to build generational wealth within my family. 

Someone who inspires you and why: My daughter truly inspires me. Even as a young adult, she embodies a unique wisdom that requires confidence and self-awareness not typically seen at her age. She stands up for what she believes in, and she freely shares her kindness to all people without any reciprocal expectations. I’m so proud of her.

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Preparation is key to all success. You must develop your craft – that work typically happens when no one is watching. Also, you must make authentic connections. In business, we are taught to network, but most people approach it from a perspective of, “What’s in it for me?” I would encourage emerging professionals to not prioritize themselves when networking but instead, focus on the person they are engaging. Being a reliable and trusted confidante is invaluable.  

Favorite quote: “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” –Sheryl Sandberg

Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I went to school to become a teacher and focused my degree on equitable educational practices. I spent two years teaching elementary students in San Diego.

What makes someone fabulous: A person is fabulous when they truly believe it to be true.

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