Creative Women’s Co. Podcast

Sharing The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Side of Creative Entrepreneurship

Hosted by Creative Women’s Co. founder, Ari Krzyzek (also co-owner of Chykalophia) & Agnieszka Wojtowicz of Wojoimage Photography


Dabbling in the creative industry as a small business owner and entrepreneur has multiple ups and downs. We hear the success stories left and right, but we rarely talk about what happened behind the scenes.

What was the bad and the ugly experiences that we encountered as a creative entrepreneur?

Why aren’t we being transparent about it and why we should talk more about it? We want our inspiring podcast to help those who are having their dark moments, for those who doubt themselves, and for those who feel like they’ve failed. We all have been there, it’s a matter of how we stay resilience and stay positive to get back up. Climb on one stone at a time if we have to, but never stop.

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Episode #17: How to Turn Your Side-Hustle into Your Full-Time Job with Emily Merrell

Emily Merrel, Chief Networker and Founder of Six Degrees Society, possess a positive, can-do spirit that is infectious. She has always loved having a side-hustle, and always feels like she needs to be constantly creating and doing more! Since she was a kid she had a creative, mini-entrepreneur spirit. One summer she sold jewelry to earn money to donate to the Humane Society-event at a young age she was showing the philanthropic business woman she would become

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Episode #16: Building a Life and a Business with Your Significant Other with Rebecca Solis

Rebecca Solis, creator of Little Brownn Suitcase, talks about going from newlywed to co-business owners with her husband, Jawnos, in this latest podcast episode. The key to making it work? Separating and setting boundaries for work and personal life. And of course, communication is key! Little Brownn Suitcase specializes in everything bridal and gives all their products sass and flare.

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Episode #15: Client Workflow & Expectations: Have Your Business’s Process in Place with Francesca Ragucci

Francesca Ragucci has always been very entrepreneurial minded-even at a young age! Starting a babysitting business in middle school, Francesca would go to her mother’s pilates classes and found her clients easily from all the other moms attending these classes. She recognized these women as her target market and created a booming babysitting business that she expanded once she went to high school.

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Season 1: 12 episodes | Bi-weekly, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month until November 2017



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Chicago Creative Women’s Brunch: Life Design 101

Design Thinking is a powerful tool to ease uncertainty and navigate transitions. So why don’t apply it to our lives? Our guest speaker, Pilu Sanchez, shared her insights about some of the most common assumptions that get us stuck. At the event in EvolveHer last month,...

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Staying Sane with A Side Hustle

Who out there has a side hustle? Something that is completely outside of work, being extra hours but loving every minute of it. You love it because you’re doing something you enjoy AND find reward in it. Whether that’s extra income (congrats to you!) or the simple...

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Creative Women’s Co. is a series of intimate gatherings for creative women entrepreneurs to connect with each other on a personal level, learn together and spark collaborations.

Building and fostering genuine relationships among creative women entrepreneurs can be challenging. At Creative Women's Co. we believe that it all started at a personal level connection. We value intimate networking events as a way for us to get to know each and everyone who attend the events. Our events are less like meeting up with random professionals but a gathering to see friends, learn together and create collaborations.