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.