Dawn – Hope Place HR
What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to become entrepreneurs?
Get as much experience as you can in your chosen field and remain teachable.
If you could go back and tell your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
You can do anything anyone can.
What has been most surprising on your journey?
The people who have come alongside to help me. My company accounts are done by one of the big 4 and as a result I have had access to marketing that I would never have dreamed of.
What are the best and worst aspects about running your own business?
Creative freedom to create services and products. The worst aspect for me was the accounts but lately its been getting everything done that I need to. But I will soon be dedicating 2 working days per month just working on the business rather than in it.
Why are more women needed in business?
Because they are skilled enough to be in business and like most if not everything in life – we need balance.
Why you are involved in this project?
I am happy to pass on what I have learnt.
Who are your role models or mentors?
Judy Parkinson, a housewife and Bishop TD Jakes.
Who were the women who inspired and helped you at school and college, and why?
Mrs Amos – she championed the well being of her students and she never limited me.