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Do you have an idea for a business but aren’t sure how to make it happen? Have you started your business and feel a bit lost? Perhaps you're overwhelmed by the idea of running a business? If so, you've come to the right place. Ashley Olafsen unintentionally started her first business as a Sophomore in High School. 3 ventures, 2 published books, and 1 TEDx talk later, she is a Startup Coach at IFundWomen. In this encouraging and interactive talk, you'll learn the fundamentals of starting a business and leave with the confidence and encouragement needed to get started.
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Ashley Olafsen is a 2 time published author, TEDx speaker, and social entrepreneur who is passionate about building inspiring businesses.
Ashley accidentally became an entrepreneur at the age of 16, when she gave an empowerment workshop to a group of 8th grade girls. After realizing her passion for helping others, Ashley co-founded MOVE, LLC, through which she has directed over 100 workshops and 6 week-long summer programs for teenage girls, focusing on self-esteem, body image, leadership, and more.
During college, Ashley created an online video series focusing on the same topics, for students. The 10-part online workshop series, titled ‘Let’s Talk About It: The Workshop Series For Students’ is implemented in wellness and guidance curricula all over New England. She won $36k in funding for her venture. After graduating college, Ashley founded Visionaria Consulting, and supported small businesses with her consulting services. Today, Ashley is a StartUp Coach at IFundWomen.Ashley has been featured in Forbes, is a 2019 VS PINK GRL PWR Project winner as sponsored by Victoria’s Secret, and Vital Voices fellow.