Elaine Rau: Founder, LadyBoss Blogger
“I feel like women when everything's crumbling around you ...you take it upon yourself to feel better, to be better, to be the support that everyone around your needs. I moved down to Honduras because my husband's brother was murdered. I was not only trying to be there for him but also trying to figure out my new life and how do I cope with this new language, this new culture, and I don't have a car and I don't have any friends and all this stuff. I've always been raised as strong ... my mom has always been a huge role model for me and she's the hardest worker I knew, and so I always knew that to get out of situations you’ve just got to work hard. And you’ve got to work harder. If the situation is hard you’ve just got to work harder.
It originally started because I needed ... needed, not wanted ... I needed to connect with women who knew what they were doing because I didn't. I needed to create a platform in order to do It's always been Lady Boss Blogger because I wanted it to be about lady bosses. I wanted to become a blogger and I wanted to be a lady boss, and I wanted to interview those bosses. For 355 days, I didn't neglect to post at least one post on my blog every single day.
I think I am in the collaborative mindset versus competitive mindset. It's never ... the platform works for me as a collaborative platform. I love complimenting people, I love promoting other people. That's just who I am. This platform is just bigger, where I can talk about all these other cool people to a bigger audience.