Woman Crush Wednesday // Meet Carrie Green: Founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association
Today's Woman Crush is Carrie Green - founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association.
Carrie first got started in the online business world at the age of 20. She had reached a point in her years at university that we all know too well - student loans were spent and credit cards had reached their limits. She needed to either find a job or start a business. So she decided to start a business of mobile phone unlocking. She had no experience creating a website, running a business, or unlocking phones! But she decided she had nothing to lose. So with the advice and guidance of others who knew what they were doing, she made a successful business for herself.
Unfortunately, this business had nothing to do with her own passions. Even more unfortunate, is the fact that she had no idea what her passion was. (Sound familiar?) So she quickly became dissatisfied with this business, and began to feel unfulfilled. This motivated her to take some time to figure out what her passion could be. She spent time volunteering with people and animals, travelled to Australia, pursued her degree in Law... and eventually realized that she loved helping people and making a difference. Still, this was a rather broad passion to make a business out of. She was lost and frustrated. Even though her online business was a success, she wanted to pursue her passion - which was NOT Mobile Phone Unlocking.
Fast forward a few years to 2010, when it hit hit her that she needed to make a drastic change. She read a quote by Tony Robbins that said, “your destiny is determined by the choices you make. Choose now. Choose well." and with that, she realized she couldn't waste anymore time. She had to change her attitude and reprogram her mind for success. It's amazing how much power our mind has over our success and motivation!
This is how the Female Entrepreneur Association was birthed. She saw a need for support within the entrepreneur world, and came up with a solution. She was already a success with her online business, so her motivation wasn't to make money. Her motivation was to help other likeminded women have a place where they can feel inspired and motivated to achieve their goals. Now this community has grown to a whopping 400,000 women with over 4,000 female entrepreneurs guiding and inspiring the community. You might say that she she accidentally found her business, by following her passion to help people.
I don't know about you, but Carrie's story has me all kinds of inspired! To read her full story, and find out how you can be a part of the Female Entrepreneur Association, check out her website or click the links provided. Make sure to sign up for her fantastic newsletter as well!