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TWO ENTREPRENEURS ON A MISSION TO HELP 1M WOMEN START BUSINESSES



Through their consultancy firm From High Tide, Worrell and Ralph are determined to remove barriers by guiding one million first-time female business owners through the process of starting their own company.

As the pandemic disproportionately impacts women in the workplace - 'From High Tide' aims to remove barriers and open doors for female entrepreneurs.


As business partners Stephanie Worrell and Wendy Ralph saw their own company hit hard during COVID-19, they also began homing in on a disturbing national trend – working women were being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.


It was not only cause for concern, but also the spark for a new venture. Deloitte recently released data that clearly shows that the pandemic has taken a heavy toll on working women; the majority are less optimistic about their career prospects.


- 77 percent of respondents say their workload increased since the COVID-19 crisis broke

- Over half of women surveyed have experienced harassment or non-inclusive behavior at work in the past year

- The majority of respondents are planning to leave their current employer within two years

- Nearly a quarter may leave the workforce for good

- Women surveyed reported a 35-point drop in mental health and a 29-point drop in motivation compared to pre COVID-19


"This is an incredibly challenging time, but it also holds unique opportunities for women to chart a new career course," said Worrell, an accomplished Boston-based entrepreneur, business coach and marketing professional.


"As we've worked with clients over the past decade, we've seen the fire in their bellies – the ideas, determination and passion are there, but taking that first step is often the insurmountable hurdle. Based on the current data, women now have more incentives to become their own boss."


"It's time for women to think seriously about charting their own course. Just imagine the impact this can have on one million families – and the U.S. economy at large."

Through their consultancy firm From High Tide, Worrell and Ralph are determined to remove barriers by guiding one million first-time female business owners through the process of starting their own company.


"We've been through this ourselves as small business owners and now we want to empower other women to do the same - a lot of other women," said Ralph, From High Tide co-founder. "It's time for women to think seriously about charting their own course. Just imagine the impact this can have on one million families – and the U.S. economy at large."


About From High Tide

From High Tide is a multi-channel consultancy firm dedicated to helping one million women start their own businesses. Together, co-founders Stephanie Worrell and Wendy Ralph develop media, products, inspiring content, and a step-by-step road map to guide first-time business owners through overcoming personal and professional obstacles, achieving goals, and becoming the happiest humans possible.


For more details, please visit: www.fromhightide.com