C4W Member Profile: Connie Filippopoulou

What is your profession?  Owner of New Beginning Consignments.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? I love to read, paint when possible, traveling, and taking long walks with my dogs exploring.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women?  Just joined.

What inspired you to become a member?  The Women in Business Conference; It was inspiring and informing.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you?  I feel that it is a place where I and my business can grow and become more successful through it.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you?  Being a woman you wear many hats, daughter, sister, mother, wife etc. You have to be strong and at times work harder and/or smarter to achieve success. As a woman and a business owner, I strive to be the best I can be in my everyday life, be resourceful, kind and compassionate and help as much as I can. Being a woman in a business world can have positive or sometimes negative affect, but I always try to focus on the positives.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy?  Hang in there. Be strong, patient; stay positive even if some days it may feel you want to give up. When I feel down I refer to two different quotes that I keep handy and they help me get back on track. Always remember, in the confrontation between the stream and the rock, The Stream Always Wins…Not Through Strength, But Through Persistence.

“Determination; if you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then, never, never, never give up.” –Norman Vincent Peale

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -Thomas Edison

So ladies, Swallow your tears, stand up to your own two feet, and show them that you are not giving up. No matter what!

How can people connect with you? They can connect with me through our web site at http://newbeginningconsignments.com/, by E-mail at ConsignNB@yahoo.com, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Newbeginningconsignments, Or by phone at 843-494-9982.

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