Entries by Joya Dass

Write Copy that Converts Edition 1

I found it in a tucked away bottom corner of a Milwaukee antique store. I mused to my boyfriend “How will we get it back?” It’s 35 pounds of pure metal. Sticker price? $35.00. He lugged the vintage Underwood typewriter back to our East Village apartment in a suitcase. It adds to our eclectic nature […]

Imposter Syndrome. It gets the best of us.

It was a Friday morning in April. I ambled down the Gaslight district, yoga mat under my arm. I had found a class locally. Priming both my mind and body are important pre cursors to any talk I give. For the first time in years, South Asian women hotel owners numbered in critical mass. The […]

My Definition of Leadership Today

In eighth grade, when I went to the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee Nationals in Washington DC, I rose for my third round. “Myrhhed. The adjectival form of the word Frankincense and Myrrh.” Panic rose in my throat. “To be myrhhed is to be tainted with a perfume the Three Wise Men brought to the baby […]

The Untold Stories of Women Artists

It was a parent’s worst nightmare come true. Pre-modern 20th century, women didn’t become artists. Formal training wasn’t available to young women. It was socially unacceptable as a profession for women. Most artists were men, and it would be unseemly to send a teenage daughter off to apprentice with an older male figure. #artemisiagentileschi father […]

3 DIY tips for a killer small business marketing strategy

I am a fan of actionable advice that you, as a woman in leadership or a woman in business, can activate around as soon as you finish reading this. In this post I’m offering ways you could change up your marketing for your small business in these uncertain times and keep creating opportunity. If you prefer to watch […]

LadyDrinks Member Spotlight: Ami Patel

Senior Director, Product Development and Alliance Management, Vgyaan Pharmaceuticals Joya: You have a real passion for tutoring young men and women. What spurred it? Ami: I have always enjoyed the sciences. It comes “easy” to me. Not because I’m exceptionally smart, but rather because I had teachers (starting with my dad) who made science both fun […]