Being a female entrepreneur can be hard. Being an entrepreneur in general can be hard. From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange is the real life story of Tina Aldatz. When you first find Tina she is just about to meet with a group of lawyers and she is signing the legal paperwork to sell her multi million dollar business. A business she grew over the last 10 years from nothing into a 10 million dollars in annual sales. Tina recounts her excitement and experience while signing the paperwork, watching the monies transferred into her own bank account and then transferring the funds to her investors. At the end of the day she was left with 35% of 14 million dollars. Curious how she grew a company from nothing into something and was able to sell it? I was.
Chapter one starts with Tina just arriving in New York for her first day at Victoria Secrets. Being young (25 years old) and a first timer in winter weather she quickly discovered how cold, brutal and harsh New York could be. Her first day was rough. She experienced black ice and what it’s like to walk throughout NYC in heels. Thankfully, this harsh first day did not set the tone for her time in NYC.
From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange is a fascinating read of how Tina navigated the fashion industry, her personal life, professional life and how she grew over the years. There are personal photographs throughout the book that help add a personal touch. I loved seeing pictures of Tina and her family throughout her journey. I really liked seeing a copy of her 4th grade artwork – she drew a picture of herself in NYC and didn’t stop till she made that dream a reality. Tina worked hard to accomplish her dreams and she didn’t let setback detour her. Her mother gave Tina a wonderful foundation full of encouragement, self confidence and perseverance. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is just starting out on the entrepreneurial path, raising children or graduating high school. From Stilettos to the Stock Exchange shows how one woman navigated the industry, worked hard and became a multi millionaire. It’s a real life story with ups and downs, a story that shows us how our families influence us and help mold us at an early age and how no one can define you. You are in charge of your own destiny.
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