I am boss of FACE Africa, a non-profit that provides access to safe drinking water to poor, under-served communities in rural Liberia.
I have been a boss for 4 years.
My journey to becoming my own boss happened like this:
I was born in Liberia but left in 1989 at the young age of eight, shortly before the country’s civil war began. My father was a career diplomat so I spent my formative years living in Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, France and Cyprus before making my way to the United States in 1999. I returned to Liberia almost 20 years after I left to find a country devastated by war and witnessed the debilitating effect unsafe water had on men, women and children. I left Liberia knowing that I had to do something, so I committed myself to improving the lives of her people through access to safe water.
Biggest difference between working for someone else and being your own boss is working for someone else brings in a steady income. Being your own boss gives you independence and flexibility.
If I could change one thing about my boss life I would… sleep more.
My Go Woman boss tip to others who want to B Y O B is:
Starting your own business is not for the faint hearted but if you have the passion and are confident in your abilities, go for it!