Networking, calling numerous contacts to confirm, speaking to people I had never talked to before, carrying the light equipment up and down the PAC, arranging transportation to Barranco, Miraflores, Centro de Lima, then, setting up and being ready to break the ice, and having the energy to head back to my home in La Molina surely felt like one thing building up to the other. A enormous snowball of work. Yet, the moment a conversation started and a whole undiscovered story and economic situation started to form, I was engaged.
To say the truth, I felt incredibly independent. My first interview alone, without any assistance from a classmate or Gabriel Barreto was kind of a blur at first.
I arrived to Grimanessa's anticucheria with the equipment, which felt huge, even for my size. I took a breath and knocked on the door. I will not lie, I was a bit panicky, but this feeling disappeared as I remembered my purpose--the WHY.
"How did your ENTREPRENEURIAL journey begin?
-the interview started-
She did not have any prior education, just fine taste for quality and humbleness that transcended her elegant chef outfit. She spoke softly and I had to ask her (politely) to raise her tone. It's vital to know to work your ground and remember that if there is any mistake or interruption, you can edit the tape afterwards.
She told us all about the barriers she's faced, how she was seen as the "bosses wife" but then won respect by being RIGHT and transparent. She had a lot to say about the restaurant industry, how it's developed and gave personal advice to women who are looking to create something in Lima. Finally, she delighted us by cooking dessert, footage we also covered but this time--in order to give a more active effect--with the fish eye lens.
This morning I had an appointment in Congress with Maria Cuculiza. I had never been to congress and the atmosphere felt very important. I had to act serious and be in my most professional behavior.
I realized how many times, the fact that I see myself as a school student makes me act like one; when I speak to adults I tend to be more childish and less secure. It's strange because I got that feeling today when I was using my school uniform for the interview. Still having your goal in mind there is nothing you can miss, taking all the opportunities in the way and not allowing any one to underestimate your work just because it's a "school project".
Maria Cuculiza was a very busy woman and had to flash by, we literally performed the interview in a hallway at congress! It was fine, the mike worked well and she was concise but PRECISE.
why do lower class women refuse to ask loans to a bank?
lack of trust, financial literacy & education
Day by day I'm finding more about these barriers rising entrepreneurs from all social classes have, but most importantly, I'm being enthralled by their personal journeys.
It's crazy; we talk about the economy like if it was a numerical science, but in reality, it's made up--piece by piece--by people who want to move forward; who want to be better off independently, and they are all fighting the same system but with different obstacles. The question is:
how can their
If I learned anything is that Limean women are resourceful: