I'm Jenae Duarte, creator of this Community for Women of Color, who are ready to elevate their Side Hustle to create diversified income opportunities for multiple streams of income and become Job OPTIONAL!
A few years ago while chatting with a vendor at my 9 to 5, I realized just how much knowledge I've learned, on my entrepreneurial journey. So to help Sistas like myself, I decided to share it with a Podcast (the Job Optional Podcast) which led to this website that has led to co-creating a Digital Company.
Amazing things happen when you begin to walk into your Gift.
Mix Tape Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs are always a mixed bag, but Side Hustlers are even beyond, having the A side with your Bread and Butter "Day Job"and the B side with Snacks and Sweets "Passion Project" aka The Hustle. Those of us who work best by having the stability of that weekly regular paycheck while we build the dream is quite unique.
Most hardcore Entrepreneurs do not consider us in their "crew" as it has been said, "real entrepreneurs could never work for someone else".
I consider us Unicorns because as hard as it is to build a dream with no extra resources, It's doubly so, while maintaining a 9-5 grind.
few years ago while chatting with a vendor at my 9 to 5, I realized just how much others could benefit from the knowledge I've learned, on my entrepreneurial journey. So to help Sistas like myself, with a 9 to 5 grind and limited time to become job optional.
Word snobs, this isn't for you...
Now before we get started, I'm no technical writer. In fact, I'm a proud country girl (well... I'm from Ohio but I sound super country) and I write like I talk.
So while I can't promise that a world free of run-on sentences or properly used punctuation, I can promise real talk, valuable content and FUN conversation around topics of life and business.
A little peek into me, I’ve got a sexy Hubby named Jose, we live in sunny South Florida. I love a good laugh, Carbs, naps and most things sweet! There's more of my story here if you're nosy.
Lifelong Side Hustler
I've been an Entrepreneur or Side Hustler if you will, as long as I can remember, from selling gum to my schoolmates to doing hair in my Momma’s kitchen.
I am a staunch advocate of Business OWNERSHIP! I actually love my Job, so for me it’s more about having options, just in case. *side eye*
Our Time is NOW!
It's my goal to see Women of Color take the BUSINESS world by storm, with diversified income streams! We are still sorely underrepresented worldwide as leaders of industry in every venue, and to date on our Day Jobs still fighting for equal pay.
I for one am tired of the "dream deferred", Ladies our time is NOW! If you're with me let's connect! Join the squad below, and hang out on the Jenae Duarte page on Facebook.