Miisa Mink is the ultimate definition of a GIRL BOSS. She has broken down barriers and is a chief doer and founder at DrivenWoman, a proactive women’s network; investor and chairman of Nordic Bakery, a design café chain in London; and a co-founder of an online jewellery design start-up Mink&Stone. Prior to her entrepreneurial career, Miisa was known as a highly accomplished branding professional. Between the years 2004-2008 Miisa was responsible for building a branding agency TBWA\TANGO for the global advertising network, opening offices in Helsinki, Moscow, Brussels and Istanbul.
Miisa recently spoke at the Ladies in Business Event hosted by Young Ladies Club which was inspirational and motivational to say the least. Three key nuggets from the event;
- Never give up on your dreams
So many entrepreneurs’ particularly female entrepreneurs give up on their dreams without even trying. Statistics have shown that female entrepreneurs are more afraid to kick start their business than their male counterparts. Do not let Fear swallow your dreams. It is always better to try afraid than to never try at all.
- Always think big
Dream big and aim for the stars. You only live once so don’t let small minds steal your dreams and visions. Always think big no matter the obstacles or challenges that come your way.
- Have Fun
Running your own business can be daunting but if you take away love and passion for your business you are just left with hard work. You must make it a priority to have fun in your business and love what you do…. In the words of Steve Jobs, if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life.