Women in business need to be celebrated and supported. This is what entrepreneur and motivational speaker Heather Stone believes. As an entrepreneur with years of experience, Heather wants to share her expertise and wisdom with other women looking for a female mentor in the business space. In building a supportive community for new and growing entrepreneurs, Heather aims to empower women and help them achieve their biggest dreams.
Heather Stone has over 30 years of experience as a CEO, entrepreneur, mentor, and philanthropist. She was a former FinTech Executive before she and her husband sold their business. Her current project is an online community where new business owners can learn essential skills and grow as entrepreneurs. Heather’s latest offering to this community is “Unplug and Rejuvenate 2023,” a masterclass, workshop, and retreat all rolled into one event. She takes her insights from three decades of business experience and turns them into masterclass and workshop courses that help newcomers build confidence in themselves as entrepreneurs and pioneers.
This business mogul is also the host of the Mentors and Moguls Podcast. Heather Stone invites CEOs, professional athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and other private or public individuals to share their experiences and strategies for success. In each episode, she and her guests discuss different topics pertaining to business, development, growth, and creativity, all aimed at helping the audience get a closer look at the work that goes into every success story they hear. This show takes the conventional podcast and pushes it toward something greater by conducting interviews at unusual locations, such as while flying in a military fighter jet, on a cliff near Mt. Everest Base Camp, or in the stands at an F1 race.
Heather Stone also made it possible for more women and minorities to thrive in business by co-founding GameAbove Capital. This private investment fund invests primarily in women and minority-owned sustainable businesses. Through this fund, individuals passionate about business and creating environmentally sustainable products and services can get the funding and the support they need to catapult their business onto a larger stage.
Years ago, when she was only beginning her entrepreneurial journey, Heather Stone noticed a lack of female role models and mentors in the field of business. And while many women have already succeeded in business since then, Heather Stone still wanted to provide businesswomen with female mentors who can empathize with their experiences and give them mentorship and guidance as they grow and achieve their goals. “Women better understand what other women are going through, and I wanted to provide that space for a supportive community of women,” Heather said. “That’s why it’s important to me to have a tight-knit group of women entrepreneurs who can serve as mentors to the newer generation of entrepreneurs.”
It often seems like women have to overcome more barriers to success. However, Heather Stone and her efforts to tip the scale in favor of women in business show no signs of stopping or slowing down. Developing a growth mindset can start in small ways, such as her podcast episodes, motivational speaking engagements, or mentorship program. “We women are capable of anything we set our minds to,” Heather Stone said. “Growth happens when we step out of our comfort zones, and we need to push and get ourselves out there if we want to succeed.”