SelfMade Speed Round - Alicia Driskill
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
What’s the name of your business? EvolveHer
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.
How long have you had your business? 6 months
What was the hardest part about getting started? Making the decision to leave a 17 year corporate career in entertainment & media marketing.
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.
What’s for breakfast? Avocado Toast!!!
Kids - yes/no and if yes, how many/ages? Yes - Stella is 7 and Ryder is 5
Workout? What do you love to do? Kickboxing (when I can).
Favorite snack? Blueberries & Cherries
Favorite guilty pleasure? Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet with ice cream
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.
One must have item in your purse? SUGAR lip balm
Go-to everyday uniform? Jeans and a leather jacket
Favorite luxury beauty product? Creme Ancienne Eye Cream
Favorite drugstore beauty steal? Maybelline Colossal Lash Mascara
Milk or dark chocolate? Dark
What did you want to be when you grew up? Anesthesiologist
What’s your party trick? Hmmmmm….
Name one destination on your bucket list? Africa
Favorite TV program? This is Us
Beyonce or Jay Z? Beyonce
Wine or cocktail? What kind? Wine - Red or Rose
Your friends’ nickname for you is? Leesh
What’s next for your business? Multiple locations
Pets? What kind/name? Rocky & Chloe - Both are rescue puggles
Favorite neighborhood in Chicago? West Loop
Podcast listener? Which one? Kwik Brain, How I Built This
Biggest pet peeve? Crunchy chips in a meeting
What’s your sign? Leo
What’s your favorite quote? Actually, I Can.
Thank you Alicia. xx
Photography: Anna Zajac