I'm a big thinker and lover of ideas. I'm incredibly passionate, never not "on a mission", and an overall - jump in head first - kind of person! In my moments of real connection, I'm an artist, traveler, and explorer. I'm also always ready for a hug!
I'm an entrepreneur at heart. I have created and grown two successful companies thus far and am currently in the early stages of my third. You guessed it... The Guilde!
I love the thrill of creating something out of nothing. Few things excite me more than finding ways to make things happen that you never initially thought possible. I believe we all have way more power than we give ourselves credit for and that with the right combination or hard work, persistence, and passion you can accomplish just about anything.
How are you hoping to grow personally and professionally over the next year?
I'd like to grow the strength around me in the people that I surround myself with. Power in numbers! That's one reason why I'm so excited to witness the magic of The Guilde and the relationships we can all grow together both personally & professionally.
What would surprise people most about you?
I'm a painter, sculptor, and piano player/composer. I also took a gap year before college and spent one year living in Northern India teaching art to over 700 elementary school children!
What in your life to date has given you the biggest sense of fulfillment or satisfaction?
Knowing that I have had success in business and that it is possible to raise funding and create something out of nothing. Looking back, I feel like all the sleepless nights and stress headaches paid off because of how much I learned, not only about my job and how to do it better, but about myself and working with other people.
Where do you hope to see women in 50 years?
I want to see more women running businesses. When I was raising my first round of funding in 2015 the stat was that only 2.7% of all VC funded start-ups are run by women. Fuck that! I believe that as women, we need to lead to make this world better. It is my mission to help more women gain the tools they need to start growing businesses of their own!
As a mentor I can offer: I can help anyone in the early stages of business development or anyone with an idea they have no idea what to do with. My consulting expertise is in Business Strategy & Digital Marketing.
As a mentee I am looking for: Inspiration from women who have been where I am and lived to tell the story! Advice and cold hard facts about what not to do is always what i'm looking for in a mentor.