The old-world view that you can just jump into starting your own business and figure it out as you go along isn't working as many women (and men) had hoped. Lately we have been promised that entrepreneurism is the yellow brick road to freedom. abundance and living our purpose while making a living. We know that it will require a LOT of work.
A LOT OF WORK!!!
But the work is driven by you and in the end, you know all the hours, sweat and tears combined provides the amazing results and ultimately gives meaning to your life. This type of purpose-driven work is much more gratifying than working forty hours a week for someone else and their dreams, THAT'S FOR SURE!
But as we navigate the unfamiliar territory of launching and growing a business, we (millennial female entrepreneurs) need examples of women that speak to us and our unique challenges. Women who are taking risks, learning as they go, raising funds, working from home, finding advisors, working with mentors, integrating family and friends while pursuing a business and life that ignites a deep-seeded passion that cannot be ignored! And these are the women that make up the ENTREPRENEURS EN VOGUE show!
With a plethora of women launching businesses, we cannot only have a few women to draw from as examples!
As for me, looking back at 2015, I learned that I LOVE learning and conversing with women that have turned their passion into their careers! I LOVE being an advocate of women entrepreneurs and the voice of Millennial females because I truly believe that we are the RISING STARS that will turn the current state of the world around.
As you finish the year strong, listen to the BEST OF 2015 from Entrepreneurs En Vogue and take some time to look back on some of the most powerful statements made by female rockstars who are breaking their glass ceilings - Just like YOU and I!
HAPPY NEW YEAR Y'ALL!
Kelly began her career as a Sales Professional for a Global Fortune 500 firm where she personally produced more than $30 million in sales in record time, catapulting her career and setting her up to achieve 7 promotions in 8 years.
Kelly’s passion is in teaching others the strategies and systems she used so that they can succeed, profit and grow their businesses at a record rate. Kelly quickly reached the top of her field, building a robust team, adding millions to the bottom line annually and growing a $50 million portfolio.
Her proven record of accomplishment is important because, according to a study conducted by Chet Holmes International, 95% of all companies never make it to the million-dollar mark, 95% of those will never make it to the $5 million mark and, of those, 98% never make it to $10 million. Kelly is not only a proven expert in sustainable business growth, she is the natural choice for corporations and individuals who want to create lasting results and success.
Don't miss out her extremely powerful advice and tips, especially for the holiday season!
To find out more about Kelly or work with her, visit www.kellyroachcoaching.com
What happens when we are constantly chasing our dreams and forgetting about our own personal wellbeing? We stop leading a balanced life and an effective career.
In today's episode, Emilie helps us realize the vital connection between love, work and wellness through her own personal story. If we want to have sustainable success, we need to prioritize our own selves.
Emilie Aries is the founder and CEO of Bossed Up, a personal and professional training organization that helps women navigate career transition, prevent burnout, and craft sustainable careers. A former political digital strategist and grassroots organizer, she was the Rhode Island state director for Organizing for America, and managed digital strategy for the Senate Democratic Super PAC. Based in Washington, DC, Aries is a regular contributor writing on gender roles and workplace culture at RoleReboot.org, The Huffington Post, and the Levo League.
Want to become a #BossedUp woman? Visit www.bossedup.org to learn more about their programs and boot camps.
Megan Kitt is an international journalist turned entrepreneur whose writing assignments have taken her across the United States, into Asia, and to Africa. Her travels inspired her to, at age 23, found Tuli, a social business that fights poverty by creating sustainable jobs in Uganda rather than focusing on one-time aid efforts. Tuli sells handmade Ugandan jewelry all over the world, both in retail stores and online.
A journalist by trade, Megan got her start as a fashion model, a job whose income she used to pay for her undergraduate degrees in English literature, creative writing, and journalism, which she earned in 2012. Through her work as a model, Megan learned enough about the fashion industry to catapult Tuli to success.
After taking a trip to Uganda in early 2014, Megan started Tuli from scratch, developing its website and product line alone before aggressively growing the business. For Tuli’s first year of business, Megan was the sole operator of the company. Now, she employs a team in the US in addition to those she employs in Uganda.
Currently, Megan lives in Tokyo, Japan with her husband, where she oversees Tuli’s remote team. Though Tuli is her main focus, writing remains an important part of her life, so she works as a freelance travel writer and journalist for several media outlets and is pursuing a graduate degree in creative writing.