Patricia Watts

Patricia Watts

Patricia Watts

Publisher at Company NameHERLIFE Magazine DC, LLC.


Patricia served proudly and honorably for 22 years in the United States Army but decided to put her combat boots in the closet and take out her stilettos!
She now focuses her attention on entrepreneurship, mentoring, women’s empowerment, financial education and leadership development.

Being a native of Brooklyn, New York, legal hustling is in her blood. Patricia believes in taking advantages of every opportunity presented and doing her best.

Currently Patricia serve as the Executive Vice President and Marketing Director for Pacific Culture International (PCI), a pageantry company that hosts one of the largest and fairest pageants on the East Coast. For many years, PCI has organized the Pacific Miss Asian American Beauty Pageant, the Washington Metropolitan Miss Chinese American Beauty Pageant, and the American Runway Model Contest. These pageants attract hundreds of contestants, thousands of spectators, and global television and newspaper coverage. Patricia was bought into the Asian Community to help integrate the Asian American culture into the lives and community of main stream Americans.

Patricia also owned and was the Publisher for HERLIFE DC Metro Magazine for 3 years. HERLIFE is a national brand magazine currently being publish in 8 metropolitan cities. In the DC Metro area, the focus is on “Women of Excellence” doing great things within the community. Their profile ranges entrepreneurs & business owners, community and nonprofit leaders, beauty and fashion models, and moms and housewives and many more. The magazine prints 20,000 copies each month and has a strong social media presence in an effort of keeping women connected.

Patricia has been in the financial industry for 6 years and currently holds the position of a Senior Marketing Director for First Financial Security, Inc (FFS). FFS is one of the largest financial brokers in the United States and they are committed to protecting families by improving one’s savings habits of today’s families and creating wealth by providing the latest in financial services, concepts and products. It all begins with financial literacy. Patricia believes if financial literacy is taught while you’re young, then financial stability will be part of one’s livelihood.

As a military veteran, she’s committed for life of helping out the military. She’s a member and previously served as a board member with the Women Veterans Interactive (WVI), an organization that meets women veterans at their specific point of need, with a strategic focus on wellness and empowerment for the mind, body and spirit. In this capacity, she assist in supporting women veterans and their families through policy engagement, community support, mentoring, peer-to-peer bonds, advocacy and outreach.

Patricia co-authored a book in November called Camouflaged sisters. Many see their glory but don’t know their story, “Camouflaged Sisters” chronicles the courageous path of 14 women who overcame various internal and external struggles during their military careers. These veterans give open accounts of how they adapted, achieved work-life balance, relied on their faith and used mentorship as a vital tool in their success pre and post-military career.

Patricia uses her skills and experience as a Strategic Planner with the Department of Defense and now a Civil Servant with Department of State to effectively research and develop business plans for her businesses. As a strong advocate of women’s empowerment, she works tirelessly to provide opportunities for women to flourish locally, nationally and abroad.

The challenge: Creating an outlet in the DC metro area for women of all backgrounds to connect, a place to celebrate, uplift and recognize women for local success, major achievements and giving back to their communities.