“The big epiphany that I had was that I do not want my tombstone to say, “She kept a clean house.” I want it to say, “Author.” Transcript, edited for reading: Nikki Groom: Welcome to Movement Makers, the podcast for business leaders and entrepreneurs like you who aren’t interested in doing business as usual, but […]
“Know when you’re getting burned by your own internal drive, and notice if there’s a lighter way that you can approach the work that you’re doing. Because sometimes that easing back or creating space that you’re doing, some of those very counterintuitive things—the things you don’t expect—are what’s going to bring your business to the […]
“Now that I know what it’s like to be so deeply connected, and to allow myself to be fully self-expressed in my business, it feels amazing. It feels wonderful. I feel so fulfilled and so satisfied every single day in my business and I never experienced that when I was stripping. Yes, I loved it […]
“I don’t want anyone to be under any illusions that everything is perfect and I’ve got it all together and I know all the answers, because I don’t. The whole thing is a big experiment. I think our businesses, our lives, are all an experiment. I’m just trying to learn as much as I can […]
“I think the big thing that really helps to find direction is curiosity: indulging what it is that you are naturally curious about, and not necessarily concerning yourself with what kind of an outcome it will lead to. Because I had no idea that any of what I did would lead to all of this.” […]
I began the 100 Stories Worth Telling Project in the summer of 2015 to highlight the stories of women entrepreneurs.
I felt passionately about the project at the time because I felt strongly that, historically, women have not had a voice—particularly in the business arena.
I still feel strongly about that, and the impact that patriarchy has had on people in general, and held this sign aloft at the Women’s March in New York in January 2017.
But conversations that I have had since then, both working directly alongside a renowned diversity and inclusion consultant for several months, and participating in conversations in certain groups where difficult conversations are actively encouraged, led me to realize something fundamental about the nature of this effort.
This project is not only for those people who identify as female, it is for all of those who have ever felt marginalized, or like they don’t have a voice because of their gender, race, body type, disability, nationality, religion, or for any other reason.
You’ll discover that each storyteller is remarkable not only for their resilience, but also for their incredible courage despite the challenges they faced and, often, continue to face.
Each storyteller reminds us of what’s possible when we refuse to give up and commit to pursuing our dreams.
And each storyteller leaves us with a message of hope for the future.