The Story Exchange, Delilah Panio, Stiletto DashYour Name: Delilah Panio

Business Name: Stiletto Dash Inc., an online travel lifestyle magazine

Type of Business: Emagazine

Business Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Twitter   @stilettodash

Reason for starting
As a former corporate climber and road warrior, I got burnt out from the business travel. Now I’m on a mission to help other women business travelers to be healthier and happier on the road. I want to have my own company and create something of value that impacts people’s lives.

How do you define success?
Having the freedom to do what I want, when I want. And being able to impact people’s lives.

Biggest Success
I just launched the company… so that is my success to date… that I had the courage to quit my well-paying, safe job to be an entrepreneur and go for my dreams!

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
Raising the capital so that I can hire the team and really execute on my mission to help women travelers. I am currently raising that capital.

Who is your most important role model?
I don’t really have one for business… I’m looking for women that have lives that I aspire to. But my mom is my favorite person in the world and I strive to have her positive outlook on life no matter what is thrown at her!