Cristina Londono has been working in the design and branding world for almost 20 years now, and started her business, Wallnut Studio in 2007 after working for various design and fashion firms. Since then, Cristina has had the pleasure of collaborating with and mentoring many entrepreneurs, mainly women, from all over the globe! Building brands from the spark of inspiration all the way to launch, success and beyond across different industries and from various locations is what Cristina loves, and well…she is pretty amazing at it! We spoke with Cristina about her business journey so far, how mindset plays a part and she shares some valuable business advice.
Leah first stepped foot in the beauty industry back in Auckland NZ, where she studied and graduated as a professional hair and makeup artist on a scholarship. From here she moved to Sydney to pursue her passion and started her own business freelancing. Leah has a passion and skill for enhancing natural beauty. Her unique and natural light-handed style of make-up application has enabled her to build an extensive range of clientele, internationally and locally. Leah has worked on campaigns, magazine covers, TVC, fashion shows, celebrities and her very own masterclasses.
Who doesn’t love some girl talk? I spoke with super talented makeup artist Leah about her fave makeup look RN, career highlight and the best thing about 2019 so far.
Hi Chantelle, welcome to our #bethegirl interview series. We would love to know more about your business, why you decided to take the leap and your advice and financial tips for women in business.
What is The Digital CFO all about?
We all know you can have a bookkeeper and everyone always thinks accountants can do tax but there are people in between that provide the analysis, review, reporting and strategic decision making. And that’s me – The Digital CFO. I am a conduit between your bookkeeper and can talk to your tax accountant. Or, perhaps you want me to do your accounts as well. But fortunately I leave tax and compliance to the specialists! A Virtual CFO helps you get your business ready for challenges by planning, having accurate and relevant financial data and they really get the business landscape. A Virtual CFO like myself, gets small business because I’m part of one as my husband runs his own building company and I spent ten years working for a family business that grew exponentially! I operate remotely, but if businesses are local we can arrange for some onsite support.
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