Tricia is Founder and Editor of The Female CEO - Create Evolve Overcome, a global platform of awesome women coming together in support and empowerment and setting a new trend for female entrepreneurs across the world. She is also editor of CEO, a digital magazine for entrepreneurs featuring the most inspirational journeys, stories and training to help entrepreneurs on their own personal success mission.
Tricia has worked with women from all walks of life both as the Female CEO and in her previous role as a business coach and mentor. Watching women come together and work through their struggles as well as celebrating their wins is the absolute game changer. Knowing that working as a solopreneur can be lonely, these groups and support systems have become a lifeline to many. The mantra? ‘You are never alone here’
The Female CEO and CEO magazine aim to offer support and guidance through various forms including specific training, a community-based Facebook page, In The Spotlight Interviews and coffee break catch ups with inspirational people from across the world, printables, blogs, support and ideas and it’s open to anyone. You don’t have to have your own business to be part of it, far from it in fact. Tricia is a firm believer that amazing things happen when women come together in solidarity and that’s what her business is all about – community driven empowerment and world-changing women.
‘Looking back now, working towards the inclusion, success and empowerment of others is always something I’ve held close to my core. I always held a deep rooted somewhat rebellious nature at heart. Growing up I always gravitated to those who were interesting and different for one reason or another and as soon as I was able I left my school days behind and was quickly and easily swept into the corporate world, climbing every ladder of every job I was ever presented with. I was never happy to stand still, always looking for a higher position, higher learning and more to do. My free time was spent with people who preferred to stay on the outside of the norm, with different ideas and inspirations. My mantra was always (and still is), never judge a book by its cover. Some of the most beautiful and interesting souls I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending time with were the friendships I developed at this time and I’m proud to say they continue to this very day.
Forever passionate about career progression I started work in an area I had absolutely no idea about at age 21 and was thrown in at the deep end (literally) it was a sink or swim kind of scenario. Determinedly and somewhat stubbornly I accepted the challenge head on and 10 years later I was appointed to the board of one of the most prestigious property companies in my area. It was then that I started to address the not so little voice I’d had tapping away at my subconscious for as many years as I would admit to.
Over the years and like so many women I speak to I’d faced my own personal hurdles, family tragedy, divorce and debt to name just a few and when eventually I paused and looked around I realised that I wasn’t alone. Women everywhere were stalled, scared and hiding under layer upon layer of life experience. I started to get to work with small groups of women at first, creating topics to start or further their businesses, focusing on the inner work as well as the outer. Confidence, support, empowerment, focus and passion became the foundation of our work leading to bigger groups, large scale speaking engagements, videos and eventually the birth of The Female CEO & CEO digital magazine.
I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to use my skills and ambition to make a career of helping others to achieve their goals and aspirations and now the Female CEO is growing, expanding and gaining global recognition daily and I am able to bring my own level of expertise as a mentor and multi company director as well as those of my team of brilliant Guest Editors and Bloggers to our very exclusive table’
Upon the rare occasion she’s not working, you’ll usually find Tricia redecorating (she’s a not so secret home improvement crazy lady) or at the beach with her Macbook in one hand and a coffee or a glass of something fizzy in the other and she always has sunglasses in her hair.