Over the last several decades, we’ve come a long way. For the first time in history, the vice president-elect of The United States is a woman of color. Women are leaders in politics, medicine, technology, and so much more. Despite this tremendous progress, there is still much work to do. Even though so many incredible women worked hard to pave the path to where we are today, we still sometimes lack the confidence, support, access to reach our goals and often struggle to wield the tools and hone the skills necessary to break the glass ceiling above us. Climbing the ladder to success in the workplace is defined by perseverance, adaptability, and fighting the good fight – even if you sometimes feel like all the odds are stacked against you.
When I began my journey as an entrepreneur, my field was completely male-dominated. Though it wasn’t intended to shut out women, I struggled with feeling discouraged and alone. Although I never thought, “I can’t succeed in this job because I am a woman,” I yearned for a role model and mentor, for someone in my field that I could look up to and relate to, and who would make me think, “I can do that, too.” It wasn’t until I heard a brilliant, successful woman I identified with significantly speak at a conference that I felt like I had a place and potential in my field. I approached her afterward (by sneaking into the VIP section) and connected with a woman who would serve as a support, mentor, and cheerleader for me for years to come. Unfortunately, mentors and role models are not always accessible; this is why I created this website. To provide other women with community and inspiration to grow.