As you may know, our summer interns are contributing to Daily Fuel’s editorial. Today's guest blogger, Olta, an MBA candidate from Wayne State University, discusses female entrepreneurship.

On Being a Female Entrepreneur

As a little girl, I always had a vision for my life. I wanted to become a Fortune 500 CEO. That dream stemmed from my desire to make change happen and to create a platform to help others. As my friends were struggling to find their way and chose a field to study in college, I was setting sail towards my vision.

The vision started when I began working on Wall Street but I quickly found out that the world of finance was very male dominated. It was difficult to find female leaders who were relatable. Oftentimes, I questioned myself whether it was even possible to break through some of the old hierarchical ways that were set in place before I was born. Although my dream no longer includes the finance industry, I still want to become a leader who instills change and equality among teams.

Grace Hsia, Founder of Warmliu, discusses in today’s video some of her personal struggles of being not only a female entrepreneur but a female entrepreneur in a STEM field. She had to work hard to get a seat at the table and to be heard by her fellow partners. We all hear about the challenges that come with entrepreneurship, however, we rarely hear how difficult it is to be a female entrepreneur. Hsia’s talents and dedication to her cause allowed her to break through many gender barriers. Because she didn’t give up, many babies now survive. Imagine how much easier it would have been for her cause to flourish if she received the support she deserved. We can all make a difference and it’s never too late to start.

Olta

Guest Blogger:

Olta

Reformed Financier.
Aspiring Female Entrepreneur.

before you get back to work...

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You’re not in competition with other women. You’re in competition with everyone.
— Tina Fey
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