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June 8, 2021

Female Founders: Meryl Draper of Quirk Creative On Why We Need More Women Founders, and The Five Things You Need To Thrive as A Founder

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Originally posted in Authority Magazine

by Kristin Marquet

More people are cut out to be a founder than they think. The trait that’s worked for me and that I attribute part of our success to is tenacity. As a founder, you have to be willing to wake up every morning and beat the drum of your business, because nobody else will do it. You are the advocate, your are the PR machine, you are the salesperson, and initially, you are the do-er. Getting into a tenacious rhythm of that work day in and day out is what carries a business forward. On the flip side, there are no great companies — or companies at all — without employees as well. I think about the difference between founder and employee as the difference between pressure and stress. I experienced real pressure for the first time as a founder: pressure to provide for my employees… pressure to deliver on a vision, whereas employees deal with stress. It’s kind of a question of picking your poison.

Asa part of our series about “Why We Need More Women Founders”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Meryl Draper. She is the CEO and Founder of award-winning Quirk Creative.