I got through [3rd stage ovarian cancer] then adopted a baby… I had lost so much time to doing stand-up (comedy), that I decided to form my own group and include other moms who put stand-up on the back burner to raise kids.
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After only a few months I have been featured in magazines like Cosmopolitan, which was a great honor. I am only 22, and for such a magazine to ask me for my advice was really fun!
After I was let go from my PR job in the 8th month of my first pregnancy, I knew I needed to take ownership of my professional life.
I enjoy working with patients and caregivers on helping people best manage their own best health and also make “customized medications.”
MyCorporation started with the goal of helping small business owners and entrepreneurs protect their personal and save on taxes by helping them incorporate and form LLCs.
I take inspiration from the many women and girls who have faced adversity and many challenges and managed to bounce forward.
I left an abusive marriage of 21 years with five children – one of whom has cerebral palsy. I wanted to be the voice for the voiceless and show women through my example what was possible for them.
I have always been an avid traveler, but before Investours I did not realize tourism’s potential to affect positive change in the world.
In business I’m inspired by Beto Perez who created the Zumba Fitness program. He came to the U.S. with no money and not speaking the language and is now a worldwide sensation.
Job duties are often not clearly defined when you’re first starting out and owners must wear many hats. When you find yourself spread too thin, hire help.
I believe in the benefits of counseling and see it as a necessity not a privilege, so I wanted to make it available and affordable for women everywhere.
I created Booty Parlor out of a lifelong obsession with beauty and sex. I always saw my feminine sexual spark as a powerful source of creativity and satisfaction, but many women struggle with self-doubt and body insecurities.
In 2001 I went on a quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I couldn’t find any recipes I liked so I made up my own and started feeding them to people.
My role model isn’t any one person, per se, but rather a collection of women who achieve greatness as mothers, professionals, friends, sisters, and partners every day despite the impossible list of challenges.
I wanted to share my love of math and logic with my daughters, but, could only find apps that treat math as a problem, instead of the solution.