A Girl on Fire
Definition: A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
As I sat typing out this blog post in my fancy hotel room in New York City, I feel a sense of satisfaction that for me - comes from achieving financial security and a comfortable life because I have built a successful enterprise. Because I have built this fulfilling venture from the ground up, on my own terms and against many obstacles along the way.
I look out the window into the city and I realized that being your own boss and owning your own business is the classic manifestation of the American dream - take a chance, work hard and built something great - so you can achieve financial independence.
So why are so many women afraid to do it? And if they do, why is it so hard for them to achieve success? A Harvard study for example, found that only 10% of venture-capital backed startups are owned by women.
There are numerous reasons why it’s a harder battle for women to make it as an entrepreneur but part of the great news is - its 2018 and the conversation to help women reach financial and business parity is happening loud and clear.
A lot of companies - including finance software innovator Intuit are trying to get more women to manifest their dream of being a successful business owner and as they say - visualization is the first step so it’s important that we highlight and celebrate the badass women in our lives.
Intuit is running a contest that ends of this month - nominate an entrepreneur in your life by posting a picture on Instagram and sharing why you think they are a #GirlOnFire. You both could win SXSW tickets and VIP access to all things Intuit.
Here are the steps:
Post 1 picture on Instagram
Tag @Intuit in the picture
Caption must includes:
Name of the entrepreneur being nominated
Story about why they are a #GirlOnFire
Use #GirlOnFire hashtag
Use #Contest hashtag
The grand prize: a 4 day/3 night trip for the winner and one guest to SXSW in Austin, TX. Winner must be available to travel 3/12/18 - 3/15/18. Trip includes:
Two tickets to SXSW
3 night's hotel accommodations
Round trip coach class airfare;
VIP access to Intuit's activation;
If there is one cause that I can’t be more passionate about its advocating and celebrating all the amazing women out there who are working tirelessly trying to build and grow a business. So thank you Intuit for this great contest and I truly am excited to see who all of you will be nominating. Whoever they are, they’re already a winner in my books.
So who’s your # GirlOnFire?
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Wow, this is great! It’s nice of Intuit to recognize boss ladies and entrepreneurs who deserve all the best!
This is fantastic!! Heading to Instagram now!
You are my girl on fire, Heidi!!
Oh, I have so many #girlbosses on my mind, and you are one of them. I highly believe you deserve to be called the #GirlOnFire
Love that grand prize! Congratulations to the deserving winner!
I just nominated my favorite girl, June Quan of Stir and Style!
Oh I missed this!! You are my girl on fire Heidi, I would gladly nominate you!
You are one in a million Heidi!
Gotta agree with everyone. You are positively, definitely, absolutely this millennial Girl on Fire!
So sorry I missed this. COngrats to whoever won this beautiful contest. And rest assured, I’m all about celebrating women power wherever I may be.
Love all those major prizes! You are definitely and ultimately my girl on fire, The Ambitionista!
Wow, this is so cool, most appropriate to this day which is International Women’s Day celebration. Congrats to whoever won Girl On Fire! 🙂
Did not join the contest, but if I had, I would have surely nominated you my dear Heidi!
You are the winner in my book!
Love all the prizes! Oh how I wish I was able to join this nomination. I know a lot of qualified candidates (and that includes you, Heidi). I wish there’s another one happening next year! #GirlOnFire #girlboss
Has the winners been announced yet? Congratulations to them or her, I’m sure she deserves this!
They’ve said it before and I’ll say it still.. You deserve to be the GirlOnFire!
You are indeed one of a kind and truly very inspiring!
You are indeed a real #bosslady and I’ve learned so much from you. Thanks for everything, my #girlonfire!
How I wish I had seen this earlier. I could have joined and nominated really deserving women entrepreneur like you. Congrats to whoever won #girlonfire!
Wow! Huge congrats to whoever made it! 🙂
Oh I missed this!!! I’ve got lots of womenboss in my mind who fit the category. I wish I’d seen this earlier.
I wish I saw this sooner! Congrats to everyone who joined and nominated and to the one who’s been hailed this year’s Girl on Fire!
They said it.. Almost everyone said it. and I’m gonna say it too.. You are my #girlonfire!
You are certainly my idol. If there’s another #girlonfire nomination, you would be on top of my list!
How could I have missed this!! Anyway, I wish everyone who was nominated Congratulations, especially the one who won!
Awww, I missed a lot of events… I missed this.. I have someone in my mind fit and perfect for this award… You!
The answer to that question.. You Are! Yes, I declare you the #girlonfire
You are everyone’s choice for Girl On Fire and I definitely agree!!
#GirlOnFire definitely suits you.. You’re everyone’s idol. Mine, too.
You are a role model for the youth and entrepreneurs alike. I want to be someone successful like you.
Sweeet! I wish I was able to nominate you here.. I’ll be more prompt next time… Congrats to the winner!
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