Hey everyone, and welcome to Episode 27 of The Darn Good Life Podcast. I am your host, Danielle Roberts…and wow it has been a MINUTE. There have been so many changes over the past several months that I am super excited to share with you – but that will have to wait until next episode.
But I’m excited to bring you a special episode today, because it’s National Coming Out Day! It is no secret that I am a queer entrepreneur. I recently had the pleasure of sitting on a StartOut panel called Marketing Yourself as an Out Entrepreneur, with Moderator: AJ DeLeón, who is the Co-Founder of Innovare.
Innovare is an ed tech firm. They empower leaders of organizations in the education ecosystem with the technology, support, and community of peers they need to achieve a positive and sustainable impact on education and our society. AJ is a Latinx LGBT entrepreneur and networking master.
StartOut, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the largest national organization to support LGBTQ entrepreneurs with 18,000+ members nationwide. Its mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut helps aspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs start new companies; supports current entrepreneurs as they grow and expand their existing businesses; and engages successful entrepreneurs as role models and mentors, on its online portal and through targeted events nationwide. For more information, go to startout.org
Today’s episode is a recording of that panel, where AJ and I discussed how our identities are our superpowers when it comes to personal branding.
No matter where you are on your coming out journey, know that you are loved and enough exactly as you are. I hope you enjoy today’s show.