Posts tagged women in business
Three Down, So Much More To Go

I also like to call this my ‘accidental business’ because originally this was something just for me. But when I started wearing my little creation out in public, I realized I had something very powerful and very influential on my hands.

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The Boldly Vulnerable Series: Sophia Ruffolo, Femmebought

For Episode 03, I chatted with the founder and CEO of Femmebought, Sophia Ruffolo. I have been following Femmebought’s growth for some time now and am in love with what Sophia is doing both locally and globally. And it doesn’t hurt that Sophia might just be In A Sequoia’s number one fan - seriously.

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The Boldly Vulnerable Series: Mental Health and Entrepreneurship Panel

To officially launch The Boldly Vulnerable Series, and in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, I hosted a panel conversation diving deep into the topic of mental health and entrepreneurship. We explored why entrepreneurs are particularly susceptible to experiencing mental illness, how we can better support our personal and community mental health, as well as providing tips for managing your business while experiencing a mental health setback.

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The Struggle Of Being Always 'On'

When you own your own business, there’s pressure to always be ‘on’ and able to bring it 100% of the time. Especially working in a co-working space, I can run into clients, meet potential new leads, or be asked what it is I do at any second of any day. And I’m not going to lie, sometimes I’m too tired to pitch myself, to outline what makes me different, or to answer a handful of questions about a specific strategy I’ve proposed out of the blue.

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Now Introducing Insomnia To My Mental Illness Cocktail

I’ve lived with mental illness for about ten years now, but I had not yet truly experienced insomnia before. Sure, I had the occasional bouts of restless sleep, times where I’ve struggled to fall asleep, or one all-nighter every now and then. But never in my life had I felt true insomnia.

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Two of the Most Frustrating Weeks for a New Entrepreneur

Traditionally, I share a reflective post for every birthday. This year was particularly special as it was the first birthday I shared with Smudge - because, no word of a lie, we share the same birthday. Instead, I worked through two of the most frustrating weeks I could face as a new business owner.

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six reads to ignite a little self-love

The reality of this world is that no one can take care of you, but you. And yet, more often than not, we neglect our self-love in the service of others. Whether we feel selfish for focusing on the 'me', or it's easier to focus on other realities, self care can be easy to let slide. 

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why i went to work yesterday

This year on International Women's Day, women around the world took the day off work as a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. Their goal is to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face.  As many who know me would rightly assume, this is a cause I stand behind with pride. 

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