Charleston Women Summer 2024

33 | | Dominique Jefferson is a true entrepreneur. A 13-year career in banking — learning finance, loan and mortgage procedures — taught her a lot, but also left her wanting. Still having the passion to help people, she found herself at a crossroads. “I loved driving around and going to open houses. My husband and I had a heart-to-heart, and he asked me, ‘What do you want to do?’ Right then, I discovered I wanted to get into real estate,”she explained. So, Jefferson made the transition. Staying focused, by 2019, Jefferson got her real estate licenses for both South Carolina and Georgia. “Banking was a safety net. Once I received my real estate license, I never looked back. It’s been five years, and I’m going strong,” she shared. However, real estate isn’t Jefferson’s only passion. Having that entrepreneurial mindset for multiple income streams, she added wine consultant to her resumé. As a rep for One Hope out of Napa, California, she cannot only show you a new home but can also introduce you and guests to hosts of wine options. Ultimately, she’s living proof that businesswomen do not need to be onetrick ponies. She said, “I want to encourage women as an entrepreneur. It’s not easy, but it’s easy to give up. Don’t give up, and have the right support group.” For more, visit, or call 912-844-3880. Realtor, Wine Rep, Renaissance Woman Dominique Jefferson BY MAURICE J. FRAZIER Charleston Women in Business Reasonable, Reliable, Representation. Consultations by Appointment Only Law Office of Taylor Long 843-779-5664 1412 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC | Proudly Serving Families in the Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Areas. Licensed & Insured No Job Too Big or Small Locally owned and operate. We are the leaders in the landscaping industry. We offer a proven track record of creative, quality design and maintenance. 843-303-0631 | HEDGESRUS@GMAIL.COM • Lawn Maintenance • Decorative Landscaping Landscaping • Pressure Washing • Fence Installation If you strive to achieve a balance of the finest product and the best value for your property, look no further, CALL TODAY!