Before I explain, can you cast your mind back to January of 1996? At that time, my family helped me pack all my worldly belongings into two cars and we travelled the Stuart Highway to Alice Springs for me to start my very first full time Graduate Accountant job – I was 21 years old.
I have strong memories of my dear Mum suggesting that one day I would move back home and open an accounting firm for women. At the time I thought she was dreaming, but now I can see that she was in fact onto something!
We all know that The Tax Chic is built on the premise of “Connecting Women with Numbers”, and while I am very proud to also provide my accounting expertise to many male clients, it is when lovely women approach me with their entrepreneurial ideas that I get very excited.
And so now to the girl power and celebrating – a good friend and I often get together and ‘solve the problems of the world’, usually over a glass of vino – but a few weeks ago a business idea was born and we have been keen to take some steps forward with it.
As we were busy prepping our preliminary notes, I happened to come across a business accelerator program in the Women’s Agenda newsletter – two weeks down and we have now proudly submit our application to said program and we wait with baited breath to see if we are one of the successful ideas.
This particular program is designed for female start up entrepreneurs in the tech space and is designed for women, like my friend and I, who have great ideas (and business prowess!), but no tech knowhow to make it happen.
I know that if my Mum was here today, she’d be proud – not only of me, but of ALL women out there making things happen. As the saying goes you’ve got to be in it to win it and that is cause for celebration in my world this week.
By the way, if there’s something you think you might want to have a go at, don’t sit back and dream – just do it!