Women's History Month SHE-ro Series | Teri Evans
Teri started out as the director of IT for a company in the health care industry, but always knew she would like to start her own business. After lots of research and developing a passion for personal health herself, she knew Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa was the right choice for her next step professionally. She became the owner in 2012 and now owns 4 locations in the 奥斯丁 area.
Q: Why do you feel it’s important to have women in leadership roles?
A: I believe women bring diversity and a different perspective to leadership roles. Women have traits that are very valuable and can make a difference while leading.
Q: How do you feel that you work to empower other women in your professional life?
A: I currently mentor multiple women in my organization helping them to meet their life goals and open their own businesses. I share my entrepreneurial spirit with others. I am happy to work in an industry that is predominantly women, which gives me lots of opportunities to empower others.
Q: How did you and Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa work to provide relief to the community during and after the winter storm?
A: The winter storm has had such an impact on so many. 25% of my company was left displaced after the winter storm. I personally drove around the day it started thawing to deliver drinking water to any of my employees who needed it. I also offered my personal home to multiple families while they were getting their own home back in order. I also offered time and half pay for 1 month after the winter storm so they could get back similar income they missed the week my company was closed.
Q: What does being a SHE-ro mean to you?
A: Being a SHE-ro to me is always striving to be the best version of yourself. It is setting an example for other woman and teaching others what you have learned when possible. It is setting your own goals and having determination and courage while reaching them.
Q: Why do you believe in DFSA’s mission to help women find gainful employment and become financially independent?
A: Every person should feel they have control and independence over their life. This will give them self confidence, boost morale, care for their dependents and allow them to be a role model for others in their life.