Q: What is your business?
A: Women’s Business Solutions; I help women get promotions.
Q: What was your upbringing like?
A: Had a previous career as an educator/administrator. Currently, state president of a women’s organization. I am a longtime advocate for women’s causes.
Q: What was your inspiration to become an entrepreneur?
A: My passion for women’s equity and having the time to pursue this passion.
Q: What do you enjoy most about what you do?
A: Leveling the playing field for women and seeing them succeed.
Q: What is an example of the work that you do?
A: Providing practical strategies/tips for women in the workplace – individual, groups, and speaking engagements. Also providing written materials – books, e-courses, etc.
Q: What is one of your biggest accomplishments?
A: Being a strong advocate for women and elected as state president for a women’s organization. Also that I earned my doctoral degree later in life.
Q: What does a day-in-the-life of “YOU” consist of?
A: Coffee. I do my best “thinking” in the mornings so I work on launching this business and state president materials. Afternoons find me thinking ahead and reading professional materials. After dinner – my low time – relaxing.
Q: What entrepreneurial hacks have you developed to stay focused and productive in your day-to-day?
A: I am self-driven, intelligent, and well educated. I know my best times of the day to accomplish what is needed. I have a priority list that keeps me focused. I don’t have time of “fluff” and keep my boundaries.
Q: How does being an entrepreneur affect your relationships with your friends and family?
A: I am single and live alone. My time is my own – except for visits with friends and family – which is under control. I do have my priorities in order.
Q: How do you achieve work-life balance?
A: For many years I have been on my own and really enjoy the freedom is provides. I have already raised my family. Yet, I am spiritual and rely on those practices to ground me. I do have outside hobbies which adds to my balance.
Q: What’s the single most important reason for your success?
A: My passion.
Q: What’s the biggest thing you struggle with as an entrepreneur?
A: Social media. I need to get awareness out there. I need to “get” in front of my specific audience.
Q: What did you learn from your biggest failure?
A: Learn from my mistakes – I don’t want to repeat them.
Q: What was the best piece of advice you ever got? The worst?
A: Best- Be yourself – don’t let anyone take that away from you. Worst- Girls are to behave according to societal expectations.
Penny is one of our sponsoring members.
You can find out more about her business and services at www.womensbusinessolutions.com or send her an email to connect.