#bethegirl interview with Cristina Londono, founder of Wallnut Studio

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Cristina Londono, founder of Wallnut Studio

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.

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Feminism, a writing dream & why knowledge is power

KateHi, my name is Kate and I am a feminist. I believe in the empowerment of women and the importance of women in the power systems around the world. By definition, that is: wanting equality, social, political and economic, for the sexes. But I also think feminism is a very individual experience and can mean different things to different people. Reading the stories of successful women, their hardships and inspirations has inspired me to write this article on: what feminism means to me!

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Stop waiting for the ‘right’ time…

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Niki Spivey, founder of Mermaids and Astronaughts with Bette!

They say that timing is everything, something my husband and I have completely shunned with our latest career moves! As we approach 40 and many of our peers are starting to feel pretty comfortable with where they’re at in life and are doing things like kitchen renovations or taking ski trips, we are experiencing the direct opposite. Eighteen months ago we both walked away from what we’d done for the last twenty years! I am no longer ‘a teacher’ now and he isn’t ‘a geophysicist’ anymore either; meaning we have no reliable income at all. It sounds crazy, but we chose to do this, so it has not taken us by surprise. We made the call to each take on something totally new, totally terrifying and totally challenging financially at the same time.Read More »