Your dream entrepreneurial life is within your grasp, don’t let the opinions of others stop you from achieving it. Today’s MoneyMak(her) interview sits down to chat with Meha Agrawal, founder of self-care monthly planner and journal subscription service Silk & Sonder, about how she transitioned from software engineer to wildly successful female entrepreneur.
1. How did you get started in your industry? What led to your passion for your career?
Before starting Silk + Sonder, I was a software engineer and product manager. I had a great life but woke up anxious, stressed and under-fulfilled. I realized that I wasn’t prioritizing my values, my dreams, and my emotional health - I wanted to build a mental wellness experience that felt more personalized, accessible, and actionable for women and their communities, worldwide.
2. What were some of the bigger challenges you experienced in getting started?
Getting started was easy for me but deciding to quit my stable job to go full time was a much bigger, daunting decision. Everyone warned me of the financial risk of becoming an entrepreneur, but no one told me that the emotional risk far outweighed the financial one. Once I began to stop listening to others’ opinions and focus on what brought me joy, the challenge around commitment became much easier.