SelfMade Speed Round - Alicia Driskill

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All for one and one for all! In case you didn't know...there is a huge movement to band entrepreneurs together in new and exciting work environments that foster creativity, support and a giant networking pool to feed off of. Finding the right one is the tricky part of it all.

Well, look no further. Today's interviewee has launched an incredibly cool workspace geared towards females and she's showing no signs of slowing down. Alicia is the CEO behind the EvolveHer brand and she's onto something because women are clamoring to attend events, panels and more all in the name of supporting entrepreneurialism. Take a read! 

ENTREPRENEUR: Alicia Driskill

CITY: CHICAGO

COMPANY: Evolveher

  1. What’s the name of your business?  EvolveHer

  2. Two sentences or less...what is the goal of your business?  To evolve the way women connect, cultivate & collaborate. We provide women with the resources and connections to curate a life they love - both on a professional and personal level.

  3. How long have you had your business? 6 months

  4. What was the hardest part about getting started? Making the decision to leave a 17 year corporate career in entertainment & media marketing.

  5. What is the biggest triumph you’ve experienced thus far? Building EvolveHer. The past 6 months have been more rewarding than I could’ve ever dreamed.

  6. What’s for breakfast? Avocado Toast!!!

  7. Kids - yes/no and if yes, how many/ages? Yes - Stella is 7 and Ryder is 5

  8. Workout? What do you love to do? Kickboxing (when I can).

  9. Favorite snack? Blueberries & Cherries

  10. Favorite guilty pleasure? Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet with ice cream

  11. Best vacation you’ve ever taken and why? Machu Picchu - We did a 5 day hike on the Inca Trail. It was magical… you could feel the energy from all of the people who walked the trail over the years.

  12. One must have item in your purse? SUGAR lip balm

  13. Go-to everyday uniform? Jeans and a leather jacket

  14. Favorite luxury beauty product? Creme Ancienne Eye Cream

  15. Favorite drugstore beauty steal? Maybelline Colossal Lash Mascara

  16. Milk or dark chocolate? Dark

  17. What did you want to be when you grew up? Anesthesiologist

  18. What’s your party trick? Hmmmmm….

  19. Name one destination on your bucket list? Africa

  20. Favorite TV program? This is Us

  21. Beyonce or Jay Z? Beyonce

  22. Wine or cocktail? What kind?  Wine - Red or Rose

  23. Your friends’ nickname for you is? Leesh

  24. What’s next for your business? Multiple locations

  25. Pets? What kind/name? Rocky & Chloe - Both are rescue puggles

  26. Favorite neighborhood in Chicago? West Loop

  27. Podcast listener? Which one? Kwik Brain, How I Built This

  28. Biggest pet peeve? Crunchy chips in a meeting

  29. What’s your sign? Leo

  30. What’s your favorite quote?  Actually, I Can.

Thank you Alicia. xx

Photography: Anna Zajac