Kristi L. Jackson is the co-owner of October Fourth Holdings, L.L.C., one of the only Black-owned trucking companies, Black Enterprise reports. 

Jackson, along with her co-founder, Kevin Muhammad provides daily freight services, shipping supplies and bulk materials to various clients across the country. 

Kristi L Jackson

The trucking business

The Houston-based company is diversifying the trucking landscape, an industry that has long been predominantly white. The veteran entrepreneurs are not new to the business and have been involved in various endeavors for some time now. Jackson is the founder of the Women CEO Project, a thriving global think tank and business development company that’s been in existence for nearly a decade. The organization focuses on helping empower women entrepreneurs and hosts over 40 business courses annually. 

How she started

“I started Women CEO Project in August 2010, out of a personal need to become a better, more consummate businesswoman. I did not want to attend another event and leave without tangible business knowledge that could grow my business, make it more profitable, and teach me skills. I searched and searched and could not find the right fit, the right community, or the right mix of business lessons in any organization, or the right mix of business lessons in any organization. So, in 2010, I set out to create what I needed. It became a local, then global destination for current and aspiring business women all over the world who want to also become stronger, wiser, and MORE educated entrepreneurs,” Jackson said. 

The journey so far

Since she began, Jackson has received numerous accolades for her work including the “2013 Women’s Organization of the Year,” award and the “2012 Humanitarian of the Year” award. Her company has consulted with prominent corporations including JPMorgan, Google, Microsoft and The White House. 

Jackson hopes that she and Muhammad can continue to expand their trucking company over the next couple of years. “We are growing our fleet. We have a five-year goal of how we’re going to do it. I’m really proud of us. The business requires a lot and we are up for the challenge,” she said.

Kristi the Coach

Kristi L. Jackson, MBA. is White House Recognized Innovator & Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, and Publisher. Global Business Strategist. Founder of Women CEO Project

She coaches service professionals on crafting profitable business development initiatives, a focused sales strategy and a results-orientated online marketing plan.

She has worked with, and impacted, OVER 300,000 entrepreneurs globally through Women CEO Project’s conferences, digital products, her books, private and group coaching, and her my 30-city global tour.

Congratulations Kristi! Keep setting the bar high!

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