This is a start of the Passion to Profits Interview Series with entrepreneurs who are on their way from passion to profits. Some are at their start of their journey and others are already quite far. The goal with the series is to inspire YOU to find your true passion and turn it into a profitable business so that you can live the life of your dreams. The first interview is with Lisa Chuma, the founder of Women’s Expo in Switzerland.
Lisa is the founder and CEO of the Women’s Expo in Switzerland. She was born in Zimbabwe and moved 16 years old with her mother to the UK . She went to college and university in London and graduated with Bachelor of Honours in business at the age of 21. She worked for a couple of years in the corporate world before she realised that she would be better off on her own. Few years later she moved to Switzerland with her family and is now a Swiss resident. Lisa always wanted to start her own business. She started with 23 to make her own magazine with the theme of connecting women from different continents. With her passion of connecting women from different cultures she gradually got the business idea for the Women’s Expo in October 2012. 7 months later the first Women’s Expo conference took place in Zurich. With 1000 guests and 85 exhibitors she had created a new business from her idea. Lisa had no experience in marketing, public relations or business but she had a mission. With an idea how to follow her passion she started to do what needed to be done ignoring nay-sayers and her own lack of experience. Her enthusiasm is contagious which makes people want to help her execute her mission of bringing female entrepreneurs together. Lisa is now living her dream and wants to help as many women as possible to do the same with the platform she has created, the Women’s Expo.
Women ‘s Expo Switzerland
This is a one day event where the focus is on giving visitors and exhibitors an open and inspiring environment where they can connect and network and enable exhibitors to successfully promote and showcase their businesses. The first Women’s Expo took place on 26th May 2013 in Zurich. If you want to know more about Women’s Expo then check out their website and if you are in Switzerland at the time then join the event.