What’s it like being an Intern at Fempire? We asked!

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At Fempire we are passionate about helping women find balance in their lives while building businesses that they love. 

We spend a lot of time speaking to and working with entrepreneurs who have reached a point in their journey where they finally have the confidence and drive to take a risk and pursue their passions. 

Coming to this realisation is amazing. And many of these women end up asking themselves “what took me so long to get here?”. 

But something we often forget is that life really is about the journey, and is often shaped by the experiences we have and the people we cross paths with along the way. 

Every opportunity to learn is important. 

Every opportunity to learn is important.

And so when the opportunity to take on some talented young interns at Fempire HQ arose, we were all for it! 

So what’s it like being an intern at Fempire? We asked… 

Meet Naomi

So to get the boring stuff out of the way, my name is Naomi D’Roza, I’m 26 (almost 27 years old) and I’m currently finishing off a Journalism and Public Relations degree at Curtin University. 

My three major loves in life are books, dogs and brunch! I’m your classic ambivert, I enjoy being the life of a party as much as I love being a couch potato.

I think the ethos of Fempire was what initially drew me in. I love the idea of something being created by women for women. Growing up, I never understood the value of having female friends; it wasn’t until I was in my late teens, early twenties that it even registered. But I’ve since realised the importance of having strong and capable women to surround yourself with.

I’ve since realised the importance of having strong and capable women to surround yourself with.

To me, Fempire is a personification of that idea, which is essentially that we as women need to support and uplift each other.

What have you learned while working at Fempire?

I can honestly say, I never once thought in-depth about the intricacies of starting a business while juggling, well life…and even if I did, I’ll be the first to admit I’ve always been more a SOLO artist than anything. I apparently love a struggle, which means I never know when to ask for help. 

Now that I’m a bit more familiar with Fempire and everything that the coaches and Fempire team do, it’s clear to see what a difference having someone to lean on can make. Especially, if that someone has been where you are and has achieved what you are trying to. 

I think owning and running a business, no matter your gender, is quite an accomplishment. But ever since I started here at Fempire, I’ve had my eyes opened to the struggles that women sometimes face, which don’t affect men as much. 

So, yeah I think female entrepreneurs are a force to be reckoned with! 

Have you ever thought about starting a business?

I think there’s always been a part of me that has wanted to start my own business, or rather to be my own boss, but it’s always been an idea.

I wouldn’t say it’ll never happen, but at the moment I’m happy to work for someone else while I explore and discover the world and myself. 

Our Interns Naomi (left) and Joanna (right) with our unofficial office mascot Tilly!
Naomi and Joanna with our unofficial office mascot Tilly!

Meet Joanna

My name is Joanna Dutosme and I’m a fourth-year student at Curtin University, studying a Double Degree in Public Relations and Japanese. 

On my days off, I enjoy working out at the gym or going to the beach and reading a book. I just love having some time for myself and not having to think about anything else. It allows me to reorganise my thoughts and prepare myself for another busy week. 

I believe that it is integral to be surrounded by women who inspire, motivate and support you to become a better version of yourself. With a strong support system, you are able to learn from one another and accomplish greater things. 

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When I first learned about Fempire I was drawn in by their story. By the team’s desire to support women in their entrepreneurial journey through building a community of driven individuals who value growth and change. 

What have you learned while working at Fempire?

After experiencing first-hand what it’s like to work at Fempire, I can attest that it is more than just a coaching business – it is a sisterhood of women simply wanting each other to succeed and reach their goals.

Fempire is a sisterhood of women simply wanting each other to succeed and reach their goals. 

And I was actually surprised that there is a community of women out there who are willing to disclose personal stories and advice on how to become the ultimate CEO chick.

Have you ever thought about starting a business?

I definitely aspire to become a female entrepreneur in the future. I’m not entirely certain what ventures I want to pursue but I know for sure that Fempire and the sisterhood will be there to assist me with my journey.

Meet Zoe

My name is Zoe Jackson, I’m currently in my last semester of my degree at Curtin University, studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Public Relations. It’s a very hectic but exciting time for me. 

In my spare time, I like to take a moment for myself to unwind from a busy week. If I’m not at university or work you can find me watching Netflix, reading a good book and spending some quality time with my friends. 

I was drawn to Fempire because I fell in love with the idea of a company that is truly dedicated to providing guidance and support to female entrepreneurs. I think it is such an incredible community where women can come together and be educated on running businesses by other women.

I was drawn to Fempire because I fell in love with the idea of a company that is truly dedicated to providing guidance and support to female entrepreneurs.

What have you learned while working at Fempire?

Zoe & Tilly
Zoe and Tilly!

That there is much more than meets the eye! There are so many resources, trainings and connections that you gain access to by joining this wonderful group of people. And it’s very refreshing to be working in an environment that truly demonstrates the power and importance of being surrounded by a team of amazing women.

There is a lot more to running a business than I could have imagined, and the amount of hard work that goes into it is incredible. I take my hat off to all business owners. 

The thing that surprised me most about female entrepreneurship is the significant difference between male and female business owners. There is certainly a large gap and I think that’s why Fempire is so incredible at helping women overcome those disadvantages. They have created such a beautiful community of support and education. 

Have you ever thought about starting a business?

I think so, yes, I can definitely see myself starting a business one day, maybe when I am a bit older and a bit wiser.

At the moment I really do love working for other people and absorbing all the knowledge I can from them. 

Each person you encounter has so many different stories to share, with life experiences that make them unique. I love learning from people who have had different experiences than me. I think that is part of what helps us grow as humans. 

Meet Rebekah

My name is Rebekah but you can call me Beck. I am a fourth year student at ECU, studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and Project Management. 

In my spare time I enjoy reading about psychology, history, fiction (mysteries and thrillers) and self-help books. I also enjoy spending time with my dog, going to the gym and beach, watching netflix and spending time with my family and friends.

I was interested in Fempire after seeing their vision and mission. I was immediately drawn in and wanted to apply for an internship. I was excited to see that a business like Fempire exists as I believe women should support and uplift each other. I haven’t come across a business that is specifically led and designed for women that has Fempire’s values so I was excited to learn more. 

What have you learned while working at Femprie?

Now that I have worked at Fempire for some time, I feel I have gained practical experience and knowledge within my University specialties.

Additionally, I have seen and experienced all the amazing resources Fempire has to offer for women in business and coaching.

During my time here, I have learned that being a woman in business or a female entrepreneur takes some serious guts, as there are a lot of invisible barriers and biases that women face. As Michelle Obama famously said,  “we have to work twice as hard, for half the recognition”.

During my time here, I have learned that being a woman in business or a female entrepreneur takes some serious guts.

Therefore, I think that we need to see more female entrepreneurs, coaches, leaders and women in business, and the more women that enter into these roles, the quicker these barriers and biases will come crashing down. 

Have you ever thought about starting a business?

In high school I completed a Business Certificate course and Accounting and Finance classes, so the thought of running and managing my own business is something I have been considering since I was quite young.

One day I would like to be like Marnie and be my own boss, work my own hours and make my own rules. However, I have seen the risks involved in starting your own business and have mixed feelings about it. If I ever seriously consider starting my own business, I know I can always turn to Marnie and the girls at Fempire for advice and support. 

Every Experience is an Opportunity to Learn

Fempire is all about empowering women with the confidence and tools they need to go out and pursue happiness in all aspects of their life. 

Because when you are confident in your own abilities, life makes the opportunities for you. 

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We are grateful to have been given the opportunity to work with and support Naomi, Joanna, Zoe, and Rebekah as they take their first steps in the professional world. And we hope that the experience they have gained with us at Fempire helps them build careers that they love! 

And if they ever decide to take that step and build their own business, we’ll be here, ready to welcome them back into the Fempire sisterhood. 

How have your past work experiences shaped your life? What inspired you to pursue life as an entrepreneur? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Would you like the support of a powerful, female-focused brand like Fempire? Get in touch to learn about how you can start building your dream business by working with one of our expert Fempire Coaches! xx

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