One Red Lipstick is a collection of personal stories from women entrepreneurs in North America who found success in business and life, despite the challenges stacked against them, ranging from teen pregnancy and life threatening illness, through to divorce and bankruptcy. These women have been through it all.
Author Spenser Chapple has been on a quest to find women entrepreneurs who have experienced all of life’s ups and downs, and yet are still successful in life and in business. She’s brought together 24 entrepreneurial women from across North America, each with an inspiring story to share. While the situations vary, their message remains the same - dust yourself off, focus and live your life. Sharing words of wisdom to help you get ahead no matter what obstacles and challenges come your way. Each of the 24 storytellers relate their personal experiences that have led to where they are today, including Teen Pregnancy, Cancer, Embezzlement, Advocacy, Bankruptcy, Work-Life Balance, Illness in Family, Starting a Business, Death of a Child, Immigration, Finding Yourself, Giving Back, Divorce and Love.
I’m often asked why I started One Red Lipstick and I think it was through my mom and the women I met through her that I became inspired by their stories of how they got on with their lives no matter what they had on their plates. As Mom would say to me, “You get up, put on your red lipstick and get on with it, no matter what.
Why LoA loves it….
Choosing to become an entrepreneur in the first place takes guts, passion, nerves of steel and complete self belief, and it can be a lonely journey often filled with challenges and hurdles along the way. It’s good to hear the inspirational stories of other women entrepreneurs who have shared similar journeys and to hear from those who have been to real life hell and back, but survived and thrived along the way. These are honest stories, filled with trials and tribulations, and demonstrating the power of women entrepreneurs to keep going no matter what. If you are looking for inspiration and motivation, then this is a great read. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa