Meet Women in Biz Network Member Jessica Watson of PonyDry
|I love to create and be my own boss. After having a true “Ah-Ha” moment I followed my path to create a new and unique product for women with long hair. PonyDry. This Ah-Ha moment happened at the right time, my youngest had just started Kindergarten and I was beginning to feel a shift in my life.|
The journey of creating, manufacturing, producing, distributing, marketing etc. has taken me down so many incredible paths and adventures, I try to remind myself that’s what it’s all about in the end… the journey.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your current career?
|There are so many rewarding aspects of my career… it’s those moments that bring you a smile, that create momentum to keep going and not quit. Those are the moments I try to celebrate and embrace when they happen.|
When my product was featured on the TODAY show and we landed in the Grammy gift bags… that was a rewarding moment.
When I dropped my kids off at sleepover camp and jumped on a plane to Colombia for meetings with my manufacturer. What an adventure.
Every time I get an order from close by or far away or when a stranger tells me how much they love their PonyDry.
In 5 years I like to be…
|Feeling fully fulfilled by my business and personal life. I would like to lead with love and kindness. My business will endeavour to give back continuously, to help others who need guidance, to be a staple in households and a name people recognize.|
One thing I would cut out of my life if I could is…
|Negative judgements such as “You can’t do this”, “no one cares”, “you are not good enough”,” you are better or worse then…”|
What are hobbies are you exploring and enjoying? (Book, Volunteer Activity, Trip, Class, Training, Hobby, Exercise etc)
|I love to read and travel. With Covid, I’ve never read so much. I’m really missing travelling with my family and friends but one day I will resume that journey. I love playing my favourite sport paddle (platform tennis), it pushes me to continuously work at getting better and it involves socializing with some pretty great people. It’s a win-win.|
You are quotable! What wise words would you like to share?
|Like the famous Nike saying… I say “just do it!” Enjoy the ride, no matter where it takes you.|