Queen of Social Responsibility
Doing Well by Doing Good
In this episode, herdacious host Lorelei chats with Ernestine about being a socially responsible entrepreneur. Ernestine recounts her personal journey with her mother-daughter business, Kanti Goods, detailing the triumphs and obstacles that led her business to its success. From networking with leaders in the field to knowing the value of the products we sell; Ernestine reminds us that although a business premised in supporting others might take immense devotion, our passions can benefit more than our bottom lines.
Host: Lorelei Gonzalez
Co-host: Ernestine Lammers
Ernestine Lammers is the founder of Kanti Goods, a socially minded and mission-driven mother-daughter business owned by women that supports other women and artisans globally. Many of Kanti Goods’ products, jewelry and accessories come from organizations that give opportunities to underprivileged women and small-scale craftspeople, artisans and entrepreneurs while encouraging the use of local materials and fair-production methods. Lammers’ goal is to support these women and small-scale artists throughout the world by providing them with jobs so their families and communities can thrive.
Things you will learn in this episode (chapter markers available):
- A business model 3:30
- Where to start? 7:00
- Female-centric hurdles 9:46
- Valuing your own (and others’) work 16:45
- Building a support system 20:24
- Successful business-building tips 22:40
- Femme fact: Witches 28:15
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- AMAZING Women Alliance (community)
- BNI: Business Network International (community)
- National Women’s Business Council (community)
Link to show transcript here.
Looking for additional resources on this topic? Check out our blog post “How Women Can Start a Business With Confidence”
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