The reason that I started kindermusik business is because I love children and music.
More than 1,000 women entrepreneurs from around the world have told us about their personal business journeys. Here are their stories, in their own words. Tell us yours!
In my late 30s, while working in my high-stress computer job I suffered terribly from anxiety, unexplained fears, waking with a sense of doom and even had three panic attacks.
Great advisers are worth their weight in gold. All three of the directors on my Board have been and continue to be my most important role models, advisers and mentors.
Edna Adan Ismail: Edna Adan Hospital and Edna Adan University– Reconstructing Somaliland After Civil War
After I retired from a long career with the World Health Organization, I just could not turn my back on my people who had suffered much destruction becuse of the civil war.
Success to me is to satisfy that yearning that drove me to do what I do, which is to make a living while doing good for others.
Top challenge is to master the fine art of compromising – not to work too many hours and to have time and mind for family – and also to be able to concentrate on work even if the house is full of kids.
Bolthale Johnson: Johnson Enterprises– South African Immigrant Juggling Entrepreneurship With Being A Student
When I came to America I knew that I had a choice to make: either live an ordinary life or make a difference and become my own boss.
I started my business after realizing the void there were in the wine industry in term of proper brand management, selling strategies missing for Champagne category.
Right after college, I began working at a public health company doing work that I was neither passionate about nor good at.
My original venture of selling a few bracelets at a craft fair has evolved into a skilled product line with a voice.
We founded Shea Radiance after using pure unrefined shea butter to manage our sons severe dry skin and eczema problems.
We wanted to make a difference with the work we created, furthering the mission of inspiring companies.
After this last move with the military, I knew I needed to do something to keep my career going in upward direction.
From the time I was an 11 year-old young southern girl, growing up in the flatlands of Mississippi, I knew that there had to be a better life for people of color.
I was a frustrated freelance copywriter that made the decision to become a professional author when I just couldn’t continue to write the stories of others, while neglecting my own.