Kailey Gilchrist: Sauce Boss
Business: NONA Vegan Foods Ltd.
What is at the heart of your business?
The desire to share delicious and healthy food with people!
Why did you join a women’s coworking and wellness community?
I find the entrepreneurial journey to be so lonely at times and finding a place to call my business ‘home’ felt so necessary.
Shecosystem’s core values are openness, community, collaboration, accessibility, sustainability, feminism, and wellness. Which of these resonates most with you and why?
I feel that wellness is so often overlooked in this business world where we put ‘hustler mentality’ and the 80 hour work week on a pedestal. Why can’t we celebrate the 10 or even 4 hour work week? Wellness, especially in my line of work, needs to be integrated into my lifestyle. ‘Community’ also speak to me as solo-preneurship can be a lonely path. Openness is something I appreciate in many aspects of life.
What do you wish to give and/or receive from this community?
I hope that by sharing my experiences and stories it might help other folks going through similar struggles – I love helping people and hearing them out when they need empathy. I am most excited just to be surrounded by the energy here of others working away at their own passions.
Tell us one way you integrate self-care into your working life:
I have started taking some evenings and weekends to myself to recharge and connect with friends and nature.
What’s your top piece of advice for other women entrepreneurs?
Find ‘your people’, your community early on – Don’t fall prey to the myth of being able to do everything on your own.
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