Empowering Women, Empowering Business: A Look into the Collaborative Success of Female Entrepreneurs in Waldo

Waldo becomes a focal point for women-owned businesses

In the bustling neighborhood of Waldo in south Kansas City, a sense of celebration and collaboration among women-owned businesses is palpable. Female business owners along Wornall and surrounding streets have come together to support each other in their entrepreneurial endeavors, feeling like they are part of a small club.

At Ampersand Studio, co-owner Morgan Georgie spoke about the welcoming space in Waldo, attributing it to the many female entrepreneurs pursuing their dreams. The close proximity of businesses in the area mirrors the relationships between the owners, with collaboration being key to success. For example, a recent partnership between Ampersand Studio and a candle shop in Brookside proved to be beneficial for all involved.

SOAP Refill Station owner Ann Dezort emphasized the strength and unity among female business owners in Waldo, highlighting that gender does not determine one’s ability to succeed. Hemma Hemma owner Ashley Bare expressed her excitement at being surrounded by other female entrepreneurs in the neighborhood.

For those starting out in the world of business, Georgie, Kiefer, Deutschort and Bare offered some words of advice. They recommended being open to opportunities, seeking help when needed and always putting people first in business interactions. By following these principles aspiring entrepreneurs can navigate the world of business with confidence and support from others.

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