Cindy is a female minority entrepreneur and supporter of MamaP. Her business Hey Social Good, well does just that, social good! She is an avid ecologist & environmental scientist. She had worked at the US EPA turning laws into environmental protection actions. Now, she is determined to show how people's actions can improve communities & our planet. We sat down with Cindy to talk about her experience.
What is one challenge you have faced as a female entrepreneur?
One challenge I face as a female entrepreneur is demonstrating my technical chops when I tell our company's story. Since women entrepreneurs, particularly women entrepreneurs starting tech companies are still a minority, I often have to expand on my science and data analytics background.
What is one bit of advice you would give to others who would like to start their own business or project?
My advice would be to come up with a vision and plan, and start building it before making it perfect. For us, we would have learned our mistakes earlier if we had just implemented some of our plans sooner instead of spending more time designing. It's a hard balance, but making those mistakes earlier on will improve your product or service.
Why is going green or eco, important?
Adopting more of an eco-mind or even including one or more environmental practices in your daily life means that we can build on our collective energy towards reducing pollution. Simply, landfill waste or carbon emissions are just nicer ways of saying environmental pollution. And environmental pollution directly harms our own health which makes us sick in different ways.
If you would like to learn more about the great things Cindy and her team are spreading across the world, please visit: www.heysocialgood.com