Posts Tagged ‘women entrepreneurs’

C4W Member Profile: Elizabeth Beasley

September 11, 2013

LeahAndMark.com

What is your profession? I do a little of this & a little of that, but mostly I’m a writer and marketer. My day job is Creative Strategist and Copywriter for Kaleidoscope Youth & Family Marketing. On nights and weekends I manage marketing/social media for DuMore Improv and I write freelance articles for ApartmentGuide.com.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? I do love writing, so I’ve been trying to expand those skills into writing poetry or songs. But that’s hard. So sometimes I just like to drink wine and think about writing poetry or songs.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? This is my 2nd year of membership!

What inspired you to become a member? I moved to Charleston in July 2012 and thought it would be a great way to meet other smart business ladies and make new friends.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? Mission accomplished – I met smart business lady friends!! Honestly, C4W has given me a great group to network with and awesome professional development classes. And that Be Brave Bash in August – so fun!

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? It’s awesome! I get pedicures, drink wine and gab with my girlfriends. But some days I find being a single female entrepreneur can be tough. Finding financial and emotional support are the biggest obstacles. Often, you feel like you are dealing with everything on your own. That’s how C4W helps me – a great support network of like-minded women.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? Never stop trying and network in the unlikeliest places. Word of mouth is the best free marketing there is, but you still need to send the right message to the right people. Hanging out with your peers doesn’t always help you meet the next client. Take a risk and hang out with a group you have nothing in common with. They might lead you down a new path to a different type of customer.

How can people connect with you? At happy hour! Or email me at iebeasley@gmail.com & we’ll plan a happy hour 🙂

C4W Business Member Profile: Alyssa Maute, Bottles ‘n Brushes

April 10, 2013

AlyssaMauteWhat is your profession? CEO of Bottles ‘n Brushes.

What do you enjoy doing outside of your career? I have a passion for art and I am very creative. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love being outdoors and during the summer time you are sure to find me enjoying the sunshine on the Folly River or Folly Beach on the weekends.

How long have you been a member of the Center for Women? I just recently joined this awesome organization 2 months ago.

What inspired you to become a member? Center for Women is a very special organization that does so much for our local community.

What kind of impact has the Center for Women had on you? I recently attended a “Women in Leadership” session in Summerville. The session and speaker was so beneficial for me. I left that lunch meeting feeling truly empowered, proud of my success and most importantly proud to be a woman.

How has living day-to-day as a woman affected you? Being a woman presents its challenges, especially in the business world. I have learned to accept the things I cannot change and remain confident in my abilities. In fact I consider my gender an asset. It has given me a clarity in the business world that men can never have.

What kind of message would you like to send out to women who are trying to succeed in today’s economy? Don’t give up. You are strong enough, intelligent enough, beautiful enough and most importantly woman enough. Be confident in your capabilities and don’t be afraid to take risks.

How can people connect with you? You can find me on Twitter @amaute, on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/alyssamaute or email me at alyssa@bottlesnbrushes.com


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