When you’re having a tough day, who or what inspires you to keep going?
My family and close friends will always be a driving force. They are my biggest fans and my circle of support. They keep me grounded and offer advice to give me a better perspective.
Music is also a huge part of who I am. This is proof of how powerful words can be. I can listen to a selection of songs and literally feel like I just went to therapy.
That being said, my biggest sources of inspiration are my mom, my daughter, my son, and my husband! Without them in my life pushing me to do bigger and better things I could easily have taken the easy route. I know they are watching me, and while I don’t feel the need to prove anything to them, I do feel the need to make them proud!
How can female business owners support one another and their community?
Collaborate! As a brewery, I work with women-owned businesses both for-profit and non-profit through fundraising and promotion.
Uplift! If you know a woman that is setting her sights on opening her own business, encourage her. Offer to help. Offer resources you have on hand. Or simply offer her a safe space to vent. Believe me, she is going to need that.
Support each other’s businesses! You have spending power. You get to choose where you spend your money. Spend it where it can make a difference.
What’s your “power song” and why?
One that will always be at the top of my list is “Ovarios” by Jenni Rivera, one of my favorite Mexican American singers. Ovarios translates to ovaries. The song is all about the strength of women. It reminds me how powerful I really am and to never relinquish my power to anyone who does not serve the purpose of my mission.