On this page you can read the stories of other Ladypreneurs. Let them inspire and empower you.

 

House of Ladypreneurs is a Platform for Female Entrepreneurs with the aim to Educate, Inspire and Empower Women.
One of the beautiful things about Ladypreneurs is that they are willing to share their wisdom and help others with their story.

 

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Ladypreneur Story of Teresa Woods

 

Tell me about your business

It’s a non profit organization I founded 3 years ago, called #OutOfSightNoMore in California, after I witnessed the horrifying plight of the homeless. I developed a webpage and with the help of generous donations from my former boss Jennifer Gerard, and employees I was able to launch my project; bringing food, water, clothing, personal hygiene products to the homeless every other month.

 

What got you inspired to start this business?

When I was 32, after a bout with cervical cancer,  my children and I became homeless because of lack of income. I vowed when I got back on my feet I would help others in the same situation, although I was unprepared when I witnessed the devastation of the homeless community in Los Angeles California. 

 

What are your biggest challenges being an entrepreneur?

My biggest challenge is advocating for funding for supplies for my organization with the help of great friends I always seem to get the job done on time.

 

What do you love most about being an entrepreneur?

Feeding and clothing the homeless sometimes our meals and clothing are the only thing between them and nothing. To help someone in need is my passion and burns inside of me like a flame.

 

What works best for you to raise awareness of your business?

Showing pictures of what I do and of skid row so my donators can see what we do with money,  items, donated. Also so they can understand how bad it is out here in the homeless community.

 

How do you handle fear and rejection?

I walk by faith. Where one donation door closes another seems to open just in the nick of time.

 

What would be one piece of advise you can give to (starting) Ladypreneurs?

Don’t ever give up. Stay the course and think with your heart and mind.

 

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Ladypreneur Story of Mika Hunter

 

Tell me about your business:
I own Female Defender, a company that enhances the public speaking and leadership skills of women in uniform. I had the opportunity to teach public speaking and leadership to military leaders.

 

What got you inspired to start this business?

As a woman in uniform, I had the opportunity to teach and lead. Now that I have retired, I am continuing service by helping women.

 

What are your biggest challenges being an entrepreneur?
I am a solopreneur. Therefore, I don’t have a team of employees to assist with my daily responsibilities. I am unable to take as many meetings as I like because I simply don’t have the manpower

 

What do you love most about being an entrepreneur?

I created my business to continue helping others.

 

What works best for you to raise awareness of your business?
For my business, LinkedIn and Facebook are great. These methods are ways to connect with customers and with professional colleagues.

 

How do you handle fear and rejection?

My company serves women who look fear in the face daily and keep moving forward. Therefore, I work hard to try to improve the lives and assist in their career progression.

 

What would be one piece of advise you can give to (starting) Ladypreneurs?

Create a business that will make you happy. You are going to spend time and money on your business. You don’t want to wake up one day and realize it is something that makes you unhappy.

 

Connect with Mika and Female Defender

 

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Ladypreneur Story of Marianne van Katwijk


Tell me about your business:

I am a highly trained and certified Sex, Love & Relationship Coach. I am is one of the top 1% of holistic and Integrated Sexuality Coaches in the world, and work as a professional coach with individuals, couples and groups.

I am a Jade Egg Expert and the founder and developer of Yoni Yoga, a new form of yoga with a focus on unleashing the power and energy of the female yoni.

I am dedicated to women’s empowerment and lead workshops and retreats around the world centered on sensual confidence and awakening desire from within. My work is known to not only transform my clients intimate lives and relationships but reaches into all areas of my clients everyday lives.

What got you inspired to start this business?
I have always know this is my path. Since very young age. But fear and conforming to society kept me from unleashing my potential as an entrepeneur. Then the magic of the Universe gave me a helping hand. I lost my job…So I decided to listen and take the dive…

What are your biggest challenges being an entrepreneur?
My biggest challenges as an entrepreneur were the first year all about learning to have faith. Real true deep trust in myself and in my work. And imprinting myself with the most important mantra: Never,never never never never never never NEVER give up! Fear of not being able to pay the bills where many times the one thing that could make me loose that oh so important faith.

What do you love most about being an entrepreneur?
What I love most about being an entrepreneur is that I get to use all my creativity, all my talents, and all my gifts and inspire women from all over the world to love themselves fully from the inside out. AND I get yo work from where ever I want.

What works best for you to raise awareness of your business?
Raising awareness of my business is most effective through facilitating live workshops. Women get to see you and meet you in person.
Also my warm network, YouTube and Instagram are my ways to connect with the world.

How do you handle fear and rejection?
How do I handle fear? I take some deep breaths, recognize I feel fear, allow myself to feel it, and remind myself how far I have come and that everything goes in cycles. So fear is allowed to come up now and then.

What would be one piece of advise you can give to (starting) Ladypreneurs?
My advise to you; if you know what you want, stick to it. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. Never never never NEVER give up. And celebrate every little tiny step you take. Feel that gratitude in your bones. And keep tweaking your vision.

Ladypreneur Story of Orchidea Kadaruskan


Tell me about your business:

I own a online marketing communications agency Exsite Media aimed specifically to small businesses and self-employed entrepreneurs.

What got you inspired to start this business?
I’ve been in this field for over 20 years. I started as an intern 20 years ago and loved this field so much. I like the challenge of bringing a message to the audience. I’ve done this mainly for and at big corporate businesses, at creative advertising agencies and at KLM’s HQ for 8 years, where I was responsible for creating online campaigns for all countries worldwide.

After 18 years of experience in this field, I decided to take a break. How my career would look like was open. I had no plans, no deadlines. My main goal was to create space in my head and my heart and start from there.

So instantly I was a stay at home mother of three, what would I do with my time? Firstly, increase my me-time moments :-), secondly, my family & love-of-my-life moments. I enjoyed this fully. After 1,5 years, I regained my passion and the passion is still in the same field…however, not for big corporates or creative advertising agencies, but as my own boss, for small businesses and start-ups. All professionals who are experts in their fields, but don’t have the knowledge and/or time to do their (online) marketing activities. These people inspired me to follow my passion; which is to help and to connect experts and give them their online podium they deserve.

What are your biggest challenges being an entrepreneur?
My biggest challenge is also the biggest advantage you have as an entrepreneur, which is time! I am my own boss, in charge of my daily schedule. Which means I have to plan my tasks, but also be flexible with regards to the children. Sometimes the weather asks for me to go to the beach with the kids, sometimes they prefer to spend time at their grandparents, which allows me to have some free time. And then, what shall I do on that day? Go to the gym, work, tidy the house?

What do you love most about being an entrepreneur?
Creating my own team, deciding on who to work for and who to work with and what projects to start up or finish 🙂

What works best for you to raise awareness of your business?
My strength is the interest I have for people’s drive, I’m a good listener and enjoy to motivate people, So personal, face-to-face meetings work best for me. Word-of-mouth as well, but of course being present online and motivate and inspire online is a big part of getting into contact with potential clients.

How do you handle fear and rejection?
I listen more to the signs I get from my own reaction. Why do I feel this way? Also negativity is part of life and teaches us things. My experience is that fears and rejections are to overcome and makes us stronger in the end.

What would be one piece of advise you can give to (starting) Ladypreneurs?
Face your fears. The uncertainties makes it more fun and challenging. Under go it and enjoy it. If you are willing to grow, do it and certainly ask for help! My experience is that people are very willing to help, everyone has their expertise, it’s impossible to do it all by yourself, and why should you? Focus on what you love to do best and what you’re good at and surround yourself with people who want to best for you and help you.

Ladypreneur Story of Suzanne Loh

Tell me about your business.
Modeling, Aerial/ yoga/ pole dance teaching & performance.

What got you inspired to start this business?
To present what I like to do in my daily life, teach & share what I love, to the people.

What are your biggest challenges being an entrepreneur?
Financial. Unstable finance and building up a business is quite a challenge. Especially as a foreigner like me working by my own in a foreign land. Expenses and costs are my biggest challenge.

What do you love most about being an entrepreneur?
Time flexibility, meanwhile improving my own qualities for myself but as well for my clients. I also love the part of being able to travel around for different work opportunities. Traveling is a big school for everyone.

What works best for you to raise awareness of your business?
Sharing, communication and public relation. Somehow working as freelancer in the field that I’m into, most of the people are insecure of sharing information & experiences. But I do see the chances if everyone opens up for sharing their opinions or experience in theur individual field, that might help a lot for everyone’s improvement and to achieve better results.

How do you handle fear and rejection?
Just breath through it. Nothing as big as the universe that we can’t cross. Failure and rejection always teach us how we can do things better.

What would be one piece of advise you can give to (starting) Ladypreneurs?
Be patient.

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