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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