What is the best and worst decision you've ever made?
Worst decision I ever made was put my life on hold for a man who had no intention of moving forward, someone stagnant. Seeing their false "potential" Best decision- overcoming that situation with full force and finally going after my dreams!
how did that push you or the lessons to push you toward business?
Well, because I was waiting on him I also became stagnant. Finally closing that door allowed me to realize my own potential. I no longer wanted to be held back. I also wanted to prove to myself that all the negative things he brainwashed me into thinking that I couldn't do, I actually Indeed could do it. I immediately finished my book, opened up my business and had my first women's event within 2 months after the breakup. I have been nonstop since then
What was your dream job as a kid and why?
My dream job as a kid was to work for a French company that allowed me to travel to Paris and other countries worldwide. I always was attracted to Paris and traveling. It has always been a passion of mine so I always thought if I could make money while traveling at their expense then I'd do it! Guess where I am working now?
What do you think is the most significant barrier to female leadership?
I think the most significant barrier to female leadership is OURSELVES. A lot of times we hold ourselves back. When we get a promotion we don't ask for that extra monetary increase, or we are afraid to stand up and execute. In business and leadership, I have learned it's ok to take action and ask for forgiveness later. Just go for it!
What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?
The biggest challenge for women behind us is the balance of work life balance. We have entered an age where entrepreneurship and owning multiple businesses are up and rising.
What do you want to leave to the future generation of young women?
What I want to leave for the future women is, follow your passion and don't wait or let fear hold you back. I always knew what I wanted to do in life and I now wish I would've started 10 years ago. Thank you, Janine, for taking the time to answers our questions. There is a generation of women who need to be empowered and inspired to pursue their passions.
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Janine Hernandez can be reached at - Purpose Driven Initiatives