My work life blend
Why are you a Business Chicks member?
I joined to be amongst a group of amazing women, who also strive to succeed in business. I am appreciative of the high standard of events that support, nourish and inspire me to continue pursuing my dreams. I hope to one day give back to BC and its members what they have given me over my first years in business.
What's been the biggest pinch-me moment of your career?
Having my very own shoe brand 'Louise M' made in the same Italian factory as one of Italy's luxury brands. Really - pinch me!
How do you deal with setbacks, failures and fear?
I go for a walk, fresh air does wonders. Assess and think of the next move. Take another step in a different direction. Just don't stop, you won't get anywhere if you do.
What's the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Don't wait for others, to achieve your dreams. If you want it go and get it yourself.
Which women inspire you and why?
Those that have started a business at home and now have a multi million dollar business.
What's been the biggest challenge you have faced and how did it help shape who you are today?
I have had a blessed life overall. You could say being the youngest with 4 brothers was a challenge growing up. This is not said with any resentment, however it has helped shaped who I am today.
What are you really good at? (We know this one's hard, you guys! As women, we tend to talk about what everyone else is good at. But now it's your turn.)
Being inclusive, it's not nice to feel alone.
What makes you happy?
My family, travelling, and knowing I can actually help women enjoy their day more with my shoes.
What's your definition of success, and how will you know when you've got there? (Go on, aim high!)
I aim to be a global business. When I have worked out how to do that and have a profitable business that allows me to be financially free (to spoil my family and others), I will have succeeded.