65. Elizabeth Ogabi – on becoming a changemaker and progressing your side hustle
We hear so much about side hustles and entrepreneurship and it seems that every second person on social media is starting a successful new business and scaling it to 7 figures from their kitchen table. But if you’ve had an idea, how do you get started? How do you balance your day job and the need to earn a living with launching a new venture? What’s the best way to go about that, and why does it seem so damn easy for other people when you’re finding it pretty hard? If these questions have ever popped into your head, then this episode is for you.
Elizabeth Ogabi has balanced life in the corporate world with founding and progressing multiple businesses, both in London and Lagos, Nigeria. She’s worked in communications for some of the world’s most successful companies, whilst also being an inspirational entrepreneur.
Liz is a huge supporter of women in business, and always knew she wanted to make a positive change in the world. In 2016 she founded For Working Ladies, a digital media platform focused on equipping women with the information and tools they need to start a successful business. Most recently, she co-founded Leicour.com a community network focused on accelerating women within organisations into leadership roles. Whether it’s starting a side hustle, breaking through the corporate glass ceiling or pursuing full-time entrepreneurship, her ultimate goal is focused on the advancement and economic empowerment of women.
Her new book, Side Hustle in Progress, is a brilliant practical guide to kickstarting your business, and is well worth a read if you’re starting something new this year. She also has a successful podcast, How I Made It Happen, and we chatted a little about podcasting later in the interview.
This conversation is packed full of entrepreneurial and business wisdom. Enjoy.
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For Working Ladies website: https://forworkingladies.com
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