Who is a Womanpreneur?
An entrepreneur is defined by Oxford as “A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.”
You don’t need me to tell you the definition of a woman.
That’s the nitty-gritty, but I want to tell you what the word means to me.
- It is my single mom, raising three kids on nothing but a wing and prayer. It is my mom a business owner in the early 80’s taking a huge risk to be the best health food store in Houston, Texas. She is still in business 30 plus years later and maintaining relationships with clients from those original stores.
- It is a wife and mother, with a debilitating and incurable disease, losing her job, and risking everything to get her fantastic idea produced and get it out there; even when she is laid up on the couch working in spurts from her laptop.
- The 60-year-old silver haired goddess working every day to be an iconic model in an industry that says she shouldn’t.
- The badass chick who leaves her husband and drives across country with her dogs and all her worldly goods to fulfill a business dream with her sister.
- The widow who figures out how to make five bucks a job working on fellow womenpreneur’s social media accounts. Now making her monthly budget in a week.
- The woman who survived an abusive relationship and made a global name for herself just making sure other abused women have a safe place to commune online.
- It’s the wife and mother who loses 30 pounds; when nothing was working she created her own successful coaching, diet and nutrition program.
- It’s the wife and mother on a limited income, who makes quilts for her family, then just like that, can’t keep up with orders.
Women like these change the world for women, as we know it. I know every single one of these examples. They are my friends, family and clients.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizen can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
I’ve been a Womanpreneur since Brownies and selling Girl Scout Cookies, my dad would tell you I could sell those cookies in a bakery. I usually made my goal the first day they handed me my sale sheet. I had many jobs growing up, and I usually hated them all. I didn’t like clocking in, I didn’t like showing up five minutes till, I hated working eight to twelve hour shifts and having to borrow money to buy propane so I could have heat. I didn’t mind working, I was always good at my jobs; I just didn’t like the schedule, the grind, and the low pay. Most of the time I was in customer service jobs like waiting tables and I didn’t appreciate being treated like a slave.
That, folks, is one of many different ways you become an entrepreneur, the “there has to be something better than this, and I will figure it out” mode. They say the MOTHER of all invention is necessity; I’m going to guess, because a WOMAN has that instinct to make sure that all is well in her nest. I’ve been down several entrepreneurial roads and had some massive fails, some epic moments, some crying in my beer for two years afterwards, and a WHOLE lot of learning happened along those roads.
“It’s our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
All the above women will tell you they did it because what other choice did they have. The story of how a womanpreneur is born.
My success is your success, and I mean that with every fiber of my being. When I take you on as a client, my desire is to make sure I give you everything in my bag of tricks to make sure you are headed for success. As a designer and a certified coach that means I find out your core desire, your “why” and I infuse that energetic into your build.
If this feels right to you & you need my help please get in touch.