Fierce Femme Spotlight: Jessica Alexis | Boss Chicas Global

Updated: Apr 30, 2019

We have the privilege of meeting amazing women in NYC and Jessica Alexis is no exception. We first met at her very first Boss Chicas Global event at Blank Slate Tea in NY. A group that started with a few members as exponentially grown to now include over eight hundred global members! We recently interviewed her to find out more about what makes her so determined, her next plans and more.

Tell us about your background and why you started your own company.

Hi, My name is Jessica and I am the Founder of Boss Chicas Global, a diverse community of Latina entrepreneurs, creators, and freelancers.

Tell us about your background and why you started your own company.

I started this community on Facebook in 2017 as a way to redefine what success means for Latinas across the globe. I saw a lack of diversity within our own community and other Latina groups, therefore, I decided to start my own to give all Latinas a voice and an opportunity to be heard.

How has your culture impacted the work you are doing.

Growing up in New York City, I'm grateful that a grew up in such a diverse city with a lot of cultures. I did, however, face discrimination in the corporate workplace which only motivated me to create my life story and motivate other Latinas that may be in the same or similar situation.

How do you manage the  work/life balance? Do you have any

productivity/organizational tips?

I use trello to keep track of my tasks. As an entrepreneur/freelancer, it can be very easy to just sit on your couch all day. I like to list my tasks in trello the night before so I can start my day knowing what I have to get done. It also feels great when I finish tasks and can move them over to the "done" section in trello. I also recommend waking up early and tackling the most important tasks early in the morning while making time to exercise/yoga and read more. 

What has been your hardest challenge to date and how did you overcome it?

I was laid off three months ago and it was such a transition for me. To overcome this, I've looked at other ways to make income such as selling on ebay, and reaching out to prospect clients that I'd want to work with to stay busy. 

What’s the most insightful piece of advice someone has given you? You cannot pour from an empty cup. This is super important especially if you have your own business or want to start a freelance side gig. We can eat healthily, work out, read, etc. but if our minds aren't in the right place, we are unhealthy. It's important to remember to take care of ourselves and our minds by taking time for ourselves in order to work from a more purposeful and motivated space. 

If you could give the 14-year old version of yourself advice what would that be?

Stop limiting yourself. We create our reality and if we let our minds control our thoughts, feelings, emotions and how we react to things that happen we will never get anywhere. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? I would say I'd want to learn how to take more risks in life. At times I feel I like to play it safe due to fear of the unknown or failure. It's important to know what risks we can take and how we take them we may end up in a better place or learn something new.

What has been the most defining moment in your life thus far?

The moment I purchased my ticket to my first conference. I had never invested in myself and the moment I did that I finally felt like I was taking the first step into changing my life and situation. 

Who has been the most influential person in your life? My mom. She is a guerrera! She came to the U.S. not knowing the language, no family or friends with a 7-year-old boy. She was able to change her own life and taught me that if you really want something, you need to want it and live it. 

If you could thank one person right now for a role they played in you fulfilling your passion who would it be? I want to thank my ex-boss for all the times she put me down, made me feel less of a person, and made me question my self-worth. This situation only pushed me to become better. 

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About Boss Chicas Global

I am a freelance social media and content strategist. I help conscious lifestyle brands with photography, blog posts, social media strategies, and community building to reach new audiences while telling their brand story in a creative and purposeful way.

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