Founder of Roy Events
I started Roy Events just around 2 years ago; it’s a luxury event planning and floral design company.
Tell us about the venture/ business/ initiative you have started...
What is your definition of success? What advice would you give to your younger self about "success"?
What challenges have you encountered on your journey and how have you overcome them? Is this a common challenge in your industry? How can we tackle it?
Have you ever experienced imposter syndrome? If so, are there any examples you can give and tips you can share with other women on how to overcome it?
There are a few ways to overcome imposter syndrome, firstly get yourself some entrepreneur buddies and a mentor/coach. I have both and it is so helpful as your friends who are not part of the same journey will not understand the struggles of running a business. Finally make it a point to do something way out of your comfort zone at least once a month.
Are there women you look up to? Who are they and why are they inspirational to you?
To name a few Huda Kattan a mogul in the beauty world who created something out of nothing, Serena Willams greatest female tennis players of all time and promotes body positivity, Michelle Obama who is inspiring all the young girls to spread their wings and soar!
What are your thoughts on work-life balance? Do you apply any techniques to achieve work-life balance?
How did you know it was the right time to start your own venture/ initiative? How would you advise someone who is just starting out with a project outside of their regular 9-5 job?
If you are starting something new have a business plan, strategy in place, without a plan you will feel directionless and wont know where to start.