The matter of fact is...
...whether you are starting a tech company, a zoo, a food blog featuring only purple dishes or an animal coaching practice, the same principles apply:
One way or another, you need to learn to Build an extraordinary Product people want, test it, tweak it, market it and find customers who buy it. Over and over again. (EDUCATION)
Be not fooled. Success takes time, persistence, hard work and other people's help. You need to Believe in Yourself 110% and keep going, even when it seems absolutely pointless. Never give up on your dreams. (INSPIRATION)
Focus. The single, most important advice I have ever been given. Don't allow yourself to get distracted. Have a goal, make a plan and ask yourself at every new opportunity: "Will this get me closer to achieving my goal or not?" If not, drop it. Learn. To. Say. NO. (ACTION)
And now, a very warm welcome to you! It is a pleasure to have you on these pages and hope to be supporting you, working with you and propelling you to Make You (Her) Happen. A little bit of info about me...
If there is one thing you probably should know about me, if haven't already, is my passion to increase gender and cultural diversity in business.
Between 2011 and 2016, I founded and grew the Women as Entrepreneurs community in Australia to be a leading networking organisation of 15,000+ female entrepreneurs across the country. I have interviewed dozens of high profile, successful entrepreneurs, had the privilege to be mentored by several of them and spent tens of thousands of dollars on entrepreneurial education.
The past 10 years, I founded several startup ventures, including JoinMyWedding.com that made headlines on BBC, CNC, CNBC, Forbes and many other publications. In the meantime, have also been helping aspiring founders to create companies of their own.
MakeSheHappen is the vehicle to continue the work I am most passionate about: helping women succeed in business on a global scale. In the programs offered by MakeSheHappen, I have streamlined & packaged everything I have learnt along the way, and created an easy-to-follow system that works to start, test and grow any business. There is no secret, all the methods I teach you can find one way or another (some are more difficult to find that others), the added value comes from years of accumulated knowledge to select the best ones and apply them for any business.
I believe that by learning with me, you will save time and money so you can focus on what you enjoy doing the most.
Orsi is passionate about innovation, entrepreneurship, social change and diversity in business. She is a citizen of both Hungary and Australia, currently living in Oslo, Norway.
Orsi is well known and highly respected in the global innovation and startup space as a passionate advocate for gender and cultural diversity and in assisting a range of business stakeholders including angel investor networks, corporations, government agencies and universities.
When I envision change, I see Women.
We are living in an extremely exiting time when the world is turning to women to be the new thought leaders. It is clear that women represent the largest untapped source of talent and capability, just waiting for the opportunity to flourish. I know this to be true personally. As a child growing up in Eastern Europe in the eighties and nighties, Entrepreneurship was a word unspoken and a road unexplored. Yet, in the past 10 years, since I have been working in the gender equality space, I got to realise women everyone are capable of flourishing in the world of business. Despite this realisation and cultural change, no country has yet managed to close the gender gap.
"Be the change you want to see in the world"
This is why I started WomenAsEntrepreneurs in Australia, and MakeSheHappen in Norway, because I believe that if it takes a village to raise a child, than it certainly takes a community of like-minded women and supportive men, to fix the gender balance in the entrepreneurial world.
With the MakeSheHappen community and programs, my goal is to give you highly effective, step-by-step tools and best practices from the startup industry.
I want all the women out there to know that the barrier of entry into entrepreneurship today is basically non existent (as long as you have reliable internet connection and a device). If you have been thinking about going on your own and starting something new, I can help you to foster your determination, motivate you and give you highly cost effective tools to test your ideas.
A mentor of mine once said to me "Orsi, the risk is not that someone steals your idea. The risk is that nobody cares." That is why it is important to go to market, test the idea, and fail quickly, if need to be. And who knows, if your idea is viable, you may be the next unicorn! This is so exciting, and I am on a mission to let everyone know that with the right tools and support, this does not need to be difficult.
I invite you to join me and other women on the journey!