The Story Behind Women Make it Happen

Inspiration comes in many forms and for Women Make it Happen that inspiration comes from "everyday" women.

When I started this movement, I told myself, we as women with dreams of something beyond the 9 to 5 need motivation that would push us into action. The motivation has to be relatable so that women would feel inspired enough to just stop dreaming and to actually take action.

I think without question, we as women, are all inspired by the success stories of such prominent women as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart and Michelle Obama. However, for the "everyday" woman their success stories are no longer relatable because their stories are far beyond the starting point that most women just starting out can relate to.

However, when you read stories of your co-worker who quit her job and relocated to start her own business it makes your goals and dreams feel within reach.  You think to yourself, "OMG I know if Shantel can do it than I can too." That is the basis behind Women Make it Happen; inspiration that makes us feel like 'we can do it too'.

The women who share their stories give us unscripted honest feedback on their experience as women business owners. We don't script any of their responses because we want women readers to be inspired by honest, raw, unfiltered truths.

I split my time between running my design business to push this movement and to help give it a voice both locally and through social media. My own success story is still being written and so I hope that what I do will encourage other women and make them believe that they can do it too.

Starting in October, we'll begin featuring two womanpreneurs each week on Wednesdays and Fridays instead of one. Click the follow button before you leave so you won't miss any of the wonderful inspiring stories that we share.

If you're a business owner and you'd like to share your story, click this LINK to sign up.


  1. Such a great idea to feature women. We need support women entrepreneurs!!!

  2. I love this. What a wonderful way to empower women. I am looking forward to seeing more!