Last year I made my SXSW debut as a speaker at an unofficial conference event. While I did not have the chance to attend the actual conference, one thing was certain, the streets of Austin and the events supporting the conference are an environment where anyone interested in the merging of business and culture should be.
More and more women are taking control of their futures and successfully creating their own barriers, but despite their drive, barriers still exist. Two of the biggest barriers female entrepreneurs face are acquiring funding and getting in the right rooms with decision makers.
This year Intuit is giving an entrepreneur the chance to get in the room and providing them with access to Intuit’s SXSW activities.
I love Intuit as they are and have been a big part of My Fab Finance operations. QuickBooks makes it easier for me to manage our numbers so I can focus on creating content, products, and courses that help people take control of their finances so that they can live lives they love. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Intuit, they create financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals.
The #GirlOnFire campaign was inspired by Freedom Fry’s song, Girl on Fire. In the video a female character creates a robot to help a local small business owner who is struggling to navigate the operational demands of his business so that he can actually do what he loves in his business.
The following lyrics really resonated with me:
I have ideas burning…
Everybody wants safety
Everybody wants comfort
They resonated with me because it can feel like these things are at odds when you’re not supported in your business. Even successful entrepreneurs have found themselves questioning themselves, their ideas, and their sustainability at one time or another, yet they persist.
If you know a powerful entrepreneur that deserves to be in the room at SXSW, nominate them and give them the chance of a lifetime.
Submissions end on February 28, 2018.
Winner Announced on March 5, 2018.
How to Nominate Someone:
Nominate an entrepreneur in your life by posting a picture on Instagram and sharing why you think they are a #GirlOnFire. You both could win SXSW tickets and VIP access to all things Intuit!
- Post (1) One picture to Instagram
- Tag @Intuit in the picture
- In your caption, name the entrepreneur being nominated and include a story about why they are a #GirlOnFire.
- Make sure you use the #GirlOnFire hashtag and the #Contest hashtag
1 Grand prize winner will win a 4 day/3 night trip for the winner and one guest to SXSW in Austin, TX.
Winner must be available to travel 3/12/18 – 3/15/18.
- Two tickets to SXSW;
- 3 night’s hotel accommodations;
- Round trip coach class airfare; and
- VIP access to Intuit’s activation