With over 25 years of business banking and investing experience under her belt, Gloria Ware supports Black women and BIPOC through building the networks, visibility and communities that enable them to unleash their individual and collective power. We talk about how she applies this mission to sellers in the Etsy community.
Finding your niches sometimes doesn’t mean hours of keyword research and using multiple tools and endless hours of market research. For Tonya of Accented Glory her niche was right in front of her eyes everyday and in our conversation she shares how she landed on it and has grown an accessory and jewelry brand that gets featured in major publications.
From grappling with the idea that she’s an artist to having her designs featured and sold on home decor items in Target, Dorcas shares her Etsy journey. From dreaming of being a fashion designer to a stint in finance and now a thriving full-time career as an artist.
Whitney is a relatively new vintage seller who opened an Instagram shop in April 2021, after being furloughed then quitting her job as a nurse. She opened her Etsy shop – ThriftyWhitneyShop – in December 2021, and then launched her own website at thriftywhitney.com where she focuses on selling vintage home decor and textiles sourced from the Midwest.
Christina had a dream that she couldn’t ignore. Although it wasn’t easy, she quit her job and created Sari-Sari Storybooks where she publishes children’s books in the diverse languages of the Philippines.