In honor of May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to showcase one of our favorite fellow #Girlbosses, Marla of And So It Glows. After "retiring" from her professional career eight years ago when she had to her oldest child, Marla decided she wanted to do something again outside of the home. She always aspired to having a business of her own, and so a year and a half ago she started And So It Glows. Marla has always had a 'just do it' kind of approach towards life, and so she did. She researched the product that she wanted to associate herself with, the best equipment to use to service clients and envisioned the image she wanted her brand to represent. Most importantly, Marla wants to leverage her business to do something greater than the vanity of spray tanning, and getting involved with Melanoma-related issues is a goal of hers for the future.
Describe yourself in three words:
Honest, Fun, Determined
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?:
My education and creating my own company.
What are your professional goals for the next six months?:
To add employees to my workforce, maybe start my own non-profit from this business and maybe even focus on retail products with my own product line.
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Hmmmmm not sure.
How do you maintain a work/life balance?:
It takes a tribe to manage 3 kids, a household and a business. I have a great support system.
What websites do you visit every day?
I am not good on the internet at all.
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Spring Nails, Sipping Wine, Shopping at South Moon Under, Dinner at any Steak House.
What is your goal for retirement?
To be healthy and to be able to travel with my kids.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
As I mentioned "just do it" Believe in yourself. You have more ability than you think. Be kind because all roads lead to the other. Have a sense of humor and realize failure is OK!
Marla's last thought: Competition is healthy for me, and I love being challenged so I do not look at set backs as a negative. It keeps me on my toes to strive to be the best!
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