Happy International Women’s Day! 🎉
To celebrate, we’re highlighting women Makers and their infinite wisdom. Every day, we see women share their creations on Product Hunt, from tools that help you launch your own MVP to micro-robotic sex toys to podcasts that put women at the forefront.
We’ve gathered some of our favorite nuggets of advice from these empowering women:
Steph Smith, Maker of FeMake, Eunoia, Make Yourself Great Again and nomad (hubb), emphasizes the importance of staying open to new challenges. 🙌
“It’s helpful to recognize that many makers are still learning and often feel like imposters, even if they’ve been creating for years. The only thing that separates those who are successful from those who aren’t, is the few that are willing to continuously build, iterate, and learn from their mistakes.”
Sarah Noeckel, Maker of Femstreet, talks about the importance of a strong brand. 💪
“There is a big difference between brand and branding. It's not about the Femstreet logo but about the way we communicate who we are, what we do and why we do it. Brand helps to accelerate the adoption of your product, attract talent, investor awareness and it has forced me to work on my messaging and Femstreet's positioning.”
Tracy Chou, Maker of Project Include, says that emotional resilience is key. 😌
"I’ve found emotional resilience to be an absolute requisite for all my work. With regard to startups for example: in addition to the baseline level of anxiety that often comes with startup uncertainty, there is also the emotional turbulence, the highs and lows that can be triggered by almost anything, whether it’s team growth or dysfunction, fundraising success or setbacks, product traction or lack thereof, press, competitors, or honestly, really anything."
Julia Enthoven, Maker of Kapwing, recommends staying action-oriented. 👏
“Do. When it comes to products, you’ll almost always learn more by trying the create it than you will by talking to experts, asking for advice, planning, etc. Engineers are analytical people who study the best solutions, but entrepreneurs know that perfection is a waste of time. To maximize your learning and the quality of your work, make with urgency and launch prolifically, even if you feel vulnerable.”
Abadesi Osunsade, Maker of Elpha, emphasizes the power of community. 🤗
“It can be tough to identify blockers when you're building a product or growing in your career, that's why community is so important. Having like-minded people around you who can relate to your experiences gives you the clarity to design solutions and next steps that make perfect sense for you.”
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