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A Call to Action for Female Entrepreneurs

In the whirlwind world of entrepreneurship, female entrepreneurs often put their mental health on the back burner. But worry not! Yvette Valdenegro and Geovanna Burgess White are here to help with their podcast series, "Mental Health Matters." With their expert guidance and friendly banter, they'll help you navigate the unique challenges women face in business.

Unseen Emotional Labor

Let's talk about emotional labor. It's that behind-the-scenes work—customer service, marketing, sales, onboarding—that keeps businesses running smoothly. And guess what? Women often carry a heavier load of this invisible work. The result? Feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt, and a nagging sense of inadequacy.

Yvette and Geovanna emphasize the importance of recognizing this hidden burden. By understanding and addressing emotional labor, we can develop better support systems, ensuring women can thrive in their entrepreneurial ventures without burning out.

Battling Isolation and Stigma

Entrepreneurship can sometimes feel like a solo journey, especially for women who might not have a network of fellow female business owners. This isolation can lead to mental health challenges like depression. Plus, there's still a stigma around discussing mental health in entrepreneurial circles. Seeking help is often seen as a sign of weakness, which is totally unfair and untrue.

Our dynamic duo sheds light on the importance of community and open conversations about mental health. By breaking down these barriers, we can create supportive environments where women feel empowered to seek the help they need.

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Gender-Based Barriers and Life-Work Imbalance

Now, let's dive into gender-based barriers. Female entrepreneurs face hurdles like pay disparities and workplace prejudice. These obstacles not only hinder success but also take a toll on mental health. The stats are pretty eye-opening: women face significant discrimination and are underrepresented in leadership roles.

Balancing work and life adds another layer of complexity. Juggling multiple roles can lead to burnout, with many women struggling to find that sweet spot between business and personal life. It's a tough gig, but Yvette and Geovanna offer practical strategies to help maintain a healthier balance.

Prioritizing Mental Health

It's not all doom and gloom! There are plenty of ways to prioritize mental health and keep stress at bay. Here are some friendly tips:

  1. Self-Care: Carve out some "me time" each day. Whether it's a quick workout, a leisurely walk, or diving into a good book, make sure to recharge your batteries.

  2. Build Your Tribe: Connect with other female entrepreneurs who get what you're going through. Don't hesitate to ask for help and delegate tasks when things get overwhelming.

  3. Mindset Matters: Start and end your day with gratitude. Focus on your strengths and consider a bit of daily meditation to keep your mind clear and calm.

  4. Set Boundaries: Learn to say "no" when your plate is full. Separate work from personal life as much as possible to avoid burnout.

  5. Seek Professional Help: Don't ignore signs of burnout like chronic fatigue or insomnia. Counseling or coaching can be incredibly beneficial for navigating the unique stressors of entrepreneurship

Mental Health Check-In

To help you on your journey, we've created the Mental Health Check-In assessment. It's a simple, yet powerful tool designed to give you a moment to check in with yourself and gauge how you're doing mentally. Think of it as a friendly nudge towards self-care and listening to what your mind and body need. While we're not PhDs, we understand the importance of regularly assessing our mental well-being. If you're experiencing severe symptoms, always seek immediate professional help. Our assessment is just the first step in taking care of yourself—because your mental health matters.

A Brighter Future

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Yvette and Geovanna's "Mental Health Matters" podcast series is a treasure trove of insights and strategies for female entrepreneurs. By focusing on self-care, building strong support networks, and breaking down barriers, women can thrive both mentally and professionally. Tune in for some light-hearted yet deeply impactful conversations that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered.

For more information and to join the conversation, visit Redesigning Your Relationships. Because when women thrive, businesses flourish, and relationships are reimagined.

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YGC Collective - Houston women's conference business growth

Houston, the vibrant heart of Texas, is often overlooked but teeming with diversity and opportunity at every turn. One thing shines brightly in this melting pot of cultures, traditions, and cuisines—the spirit of entrepreneurship and networking. Yet, amidst this bustling landscape, there was a missing link, a void waiting to be filled with a collective force for women's empowerment and innovation.

Enter YGC Collective, the brainchild of YG Collaborations, a women-owned business deeply rooted in empowering women at every stage of their journey. With a vision to unite diverse networking groups and organizations, the YGC Collective stands as a beacon of inclusivity and empowerment for women from all walks of life.

Imagine a unique gathering, where influential women's groups converge to ignite change, inspire, and uplift Greater Houston. This is the essence of the YGC Collective conference—a one-of-a-kind event where voices merge, ideas flourish, and lasting impact is born.

YGC Collective August 19 - VIP Night

August 20 - YGC Collective

By attending our conference, you will gain access to a wealth of knowledge and insights. We are committed to covering topics that resonate with women across all spheres of life, from discussions on career advancement to personal growth. Our aim is to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to thrive in today's world.

As part of our initiative, we're excited to introduce the first Investment Circle for HER Texas—a groundbreaking platform dedicated to supporting local female entrepreneurs. This is your opportunity to receive grants that can fuel your business and drive economic empowerment.

The excitement doesn't end there. We're still looking for dynamic speakers to join us in magnifying their zone of genius for our attendees. For those looking to make an impact while showcasing their business, we offer sponsorship opportunities tailored to elevate your brand while supporting Houston women.

Now, let's talk about the setting. Imagine the backdrop of Luxury Reel Cinemas and The Audrey Restaurant & Bar—a setting that exudes elegance and sophistication. Picture yourself wrapped in cozy blankets, sipping cocktails, and mingling with Houston's finest minds in ingenuity and networking.

So, please mark your calendars for August 19th, VIP Night, and 20th, General Admission, as we come together to shape a brighter, more inclusive future for all. Join us at the YGC Collective conference, where women unite, ingenuity blossoms, and change begins.

Together, let's ignite a movement that resonates far beyond the boundaries of Greater Houston. See you there!

-Yvette & Geovanna YGC Collective, Founders, Coaches & Creators

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The Frenchie Boutique Hotel, Round Top, Texas

Alright, folks, let's spill the tea, spill the beans, spill everything! You've been bombarding us with questions since we touched back down from YGC Haven 2024. And did you catch our guests' social media frenzy? It was like a whirlwind of posts, reels, and pics flying in digital space, with each guest's uniquely curated perspective of their experience at YGC Haven.

Trying to sum up our YGC Haven experience is like trying to fit an elephant (humor for those who attended) into a teacup - just impossible! Words like 'amazing' fall short. We dove deep, searching for the juiciest, most underutilized adjectives to describe the sheer magic we experienced.

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Awe-inspiring? Check.

Heartening? Double check.

Moving? Oh, yes.

But above all, it was downright revitalizing... and relaxingly divine.

Ask any of the ladies who graced our tiny oasis, and they'll all scream one word: FREEDOM. We gifted ourselves time - precious, delicious time - to just... be. And let me tell you, the beauty of freedom isn't just in the doing; it's in the outcome of being. No expectations,

just pure, unadulterated freedom.

Now, picture this: a bunch of fabulous women, some acquainted, some strangers, all diving headfirst into a mini-vacay together. Brave? Courageous? Yep! But what struck us wasn't just their adventurous spirit; their unwavering self-love, beating out any fear of the unknown and rising above their fears, logistics, and circumstances, pulling them in the opposite direction to be present for themselves. As a collective, we recognized the purity and divine innocence in such a bold act. They were forever etched in our souls a connection.

YGC Haven is a sanctuary and safe place for the soul

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Oh, the stories we could tell from those precious hours! But our lips are sealed tighter than a jar of your favorite homemade canned fruit. What we can spill, however, are the vibes, the camaraderie, the feeling of absolute freedom.

Sure, we take a bow for the planning, the details, the blood, sweat, and (happy) tears. But let's not forget: We're all co-creators in this haven of endless possibilities and impact. We are grateful to ourselves for answering the call to create YGC Haven and forever thankful for the women who responded to their inner voices to attend.

Since the epic Haven 2023 and 2024, we've seen bonds form, collaborations bloom, and lives intertwine with newfound vigor. The love and appreciation are almost overwhelming, in the most humbling way possible. And guess what? We're already gearing up for Haven 2025!

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Haven isn't just a place; it's a sanctuary, a safe haven for the soul. What about the magic that happens there? Well, that's a secret we'll never spill.

And here's the kicker: the impact of our time together? It's still reverberating through the cosmos, each of us, and every moment. So, if you're feeling that inner tug, that whisper of 'Yes, this is my tribe,' consider this your official invite to Haven 2025. Trust us and those who have attended—you won't regret it!

For more information regarding YGC, Haven 2025, our coaching, retreats, conferences, speaking enquiries, podcasts, and to get in touch please visit the below links:

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Co-Creating a world with the best version of ourselves!

-Yvette Valdenegro & Geovanna Burgess White

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