District Boss Interview: Alisha Ramos of Girls Night In
ALISHA RAMOS IS THE AMAZING BOSS + CREATOR BEHIND GIRL'S NIGHT IN.
Ahead, she is sharing a glimpse into the mission behind GNI, her high's + low's of entrepreneurship, and how she keeps her skin so beautiful!!
1. Tell us about Girls’ Night In!
Girls' Night In is a newsletter and community that helps women relax, recharge, and cultivate meaningful relationships with one another. We currently reach 20,000+ millennial women across the globe since launching in early 2017.
2. What lead you to where you are today?
I created Girls' Night In to help women chill out for a second, take care of themselves, and cultivate more meaningful relationships with others. When I started GNI, I reflected on one thing I truly enjoyed doing, which is hosting my girlfriends for a night in. I love nights in because we're all able to take a chill break, but at the same time *really* get to know each other and develop better relationships with each other. I guess at its core, GNI is about nurturing the relationship you have with others and yourself. It has that self-care aspect to it too.
3. What brings you the most joy when developing Girls’ Night In?
Two things: 1) Hearing reactions from the community and 2) Seeing offline relationships develop because of GNI.
4. What’s the most difficult part of being an entrepreneur? The best part?
Everything is difficult! Especially as a solo founder, I rarely have "easy" days, which sounds sad but it's true. Something is always on fire. So time management is difficult, and as we grow, people management. The best part is having the ability to focus on your mission and vision and dedicating your time to seeing it through.
5. How do you stay motivated and continue to grow, personally and professionally?
I have a sticky note on the wall next to my desk that outlines the vision for Girls' Night In. On it I wrote, "Don't forget your vision!" On hard days, it's easy to lose sight of that. Whenever I look at that sticky note, it gives me the courage and motivation to keep going.
6. What’s your nighttime routine?
I'll usually watch a TV show on the couch with my boyfriend (right now we love This Is Us) and just chill out. I try to minimize screen time when it gets closer to bedtime, but sometimes it's hard. If I want to pamper myself, I'll spend a little more time on my skincare routine before bed. I love using coconut oil to remove my makeup, I wash my face, then I'll put on a detoxifying clay mask. Right now, I really like one by Malin+Goetz. After that, I'll read a few pages of a book in bed, and when it's time to sleep I use a sleeping mask to help me fall asleep. I have a very bright bedroom in the mornings, so it helps me get some extra hours of sleep!
7. What’s one piece of advice you would give to other entrepreneurs?
Make sure that whatever it is you're working on lines up with your values and is something you're truly passionate about. You'll spend so much time working on this problem - you might as well spend your time on something that you care about, not something that's simply a good business idea!