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: