Spotlight: Gina Mignogna Vensel

When I first met Gina, I was impressed.

Impressed with how much she (and her partners) had accomplished early in her career. Impressed with how much fun she always seems to be having. Impressed that she was able to make her dreams a reality. Most of all, I was impressed that she had found a way to share her work, her love, and her life with people who made her shine.

Check out her Q&A below. Her kick-butt company, Revive Marketing Group. And, of course, don't forget to check her out at the Launch Party + Spotlight on Women Entrepreneurs that is happening on October 11th from 6-9pm.

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Introduce yourself and business as if you were speaking from the cockpit.
Good morning ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. I am so happy that you are joining us today. My name is Gina Mignogna Vensel, and I will be taking you on a direct flight to a successful project. Please enjoy the view from your window and take note of the beauty as we go. We'll be traveling fast, so you don't want to miss the details! Sit back and relax, and take the flight one moment at a time. We may experience some turbulence as we land, but this is to be expected. The forecast is calling for a chance of storms, so we will be prepared to ensure the smoothest landing possible. Signing off...

When did you earn your wings?
Since I was 21 years old and launched Easy Street Promotions.

If you could name a nail polish color after yourself or your business, what would it be?
Essie's Luxedo: - suit up in this deepest plum and boldly go where no man has gone before.

Not all flights are smooth. Tell us about how you handle turbulence in your business.
Do not panic! Take a look at how things are unfolding and what the best course of action may be to handle the situation with poise and class. It's important to break down the situation and consider all the parts that are causing the issue, then find the weak link & focus on making it strong.

Who is the wind beneath your wings?
My business partner Eileen. She is so strong and professional and every day we learn from one another.

Advice to other women as they navigate the business world?
We must keep our chins up and be strong, and keep our emotions in check. Never cry in the office, wait until you are in your car or at home. Women cannot show too much emotion in the workplace for men to take us seriously. We must keep poised and strong even when treated unfairly. Crying when we don't get our way is not the answer in business.