A Girl on Fire

This post is sponsored by Intuit. However, all thoughts and opinions are mine, as always.



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

    • Tag @Intuit

    • Use #GirlOnFire hashtag

    • Use #Contest hashtag

    • Use #Contest


    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.


      Contest Ends Feb 28th, 2018 | Winner will be announced March 3rd, 2018


      So who’s your # GirlOnFire?


      Nominate them on Instagram now.


      For shares that include a brand URL, please include the #ad hashtag in your social share.



  • Yuna says:

    Wow, this is great! It’s nice of Intuit to recognize boss ladies and entrepreneurs who deserve all the best!

  • Shirley says:

    This is fantastic!! Heading to Instagram now!

  • Airish Sofia says:

    You are my girl on fire, Heidi!!

  • Kyla Adams says:

    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

  • Helga K says:

    Love that grand prize! Congratulations to the deserving winner!

  • CLaire says:

    I just nominated my favorite girl, June Quan of Stir and Style!

  • MJ Walters says:

    Oh I missed this!! You are my girl on fire Heidi, I would gladly nominate you!

  • Bryxx says:

    You are one in a million Heidi!

  • Cat Martens says:

    Gotta agree with everyone. You are positively, definitely, absolutely this millennial Girl on Fire!

  • Lorelei says:

    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.

  • Millie Brownz says:

    Love all those major prizes! You are definitely and ultimately my girl on fire, The Ambitionista!

  • Taylor says:

    Wow, this is so cool, most appropriate to this day which is International Women’s Day celebration. Congrats to whoever won Girl On Fire! 🙂

  • Desiree Lynch says:

    Did not join the contest, but if I had, I would have surely nominated you my dear Heidi!

  • Scarlett Fox says:

    You are the winner in my book!

  • Francesca says:

    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

  • Mama Hawkins says:

    Has the winners been announced yet? Congratulations to them or her, I’m sure she deserves this!

  • Nelly says:

    They’ve said it before and I’ll say it still.. You deserve to be the GirlOnFire!

  • Margaret says:

    You are indeed one of a kind and truly very inspiring!

  • Kelsey says:

    You are indeed a real #bosslady and I’ve learned so much from you. Thanks for everything, my #girlonfire!

  • Wynona says:

    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!

  • Matilda says:

    Wow! Huge congrats to whoever made it! 🙂

  • Karlie Ma Goddard says:

    Oh I missed this!!! I’ve got lots of womenboss in my mind who fit the category. I wish I’d seen this earlier.

  • Karlie Ma Goddard says:

    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!

  • Taneeka says:

    They said it.. Almost everyone said it. and I’m gonna say it too.. You are my #girlonfire!

  • Michelle Jimenez says:

    You are certainly my idol. If there’s another #girlonfire nomination, you would be on top of my list!

  • Daisy says:

    How could I have missed this!! Anyway, I wish everyone who was nominated Congratulations, especially the one who won!

  • Pearl Angeli says:

    Awww, I missed a lot of events… I missed this.. I have someone in my mind fit and perfect for this award… You!

  • Madelyn Chanimick says:

    The answer to that question.. You Are! Yes, I declare you the #girlonfire

  • Feleena H. says:

    You are everyone’s choice for Girl On Fire and I definitely agree!!

  • Hazel says:

    #GirlOnFire definitely suits you.. You’re everyone’s idol. Mine, too.

  • Desiree says:

    You are a role model for the youth and entrepreneurs alike. I want to be someone successful like you.

  • Faye Cruz says:

    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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