Make the entrepreneurial leap now, says bestselling author Steffany Powell

November 19 01:57 2021
Don’t waste time waiting for someone to give you permission.

Steffany Powell spent 15 years working in Corporate America, and if you ask her what inspires her now, she’ll tell you it’s knowing she never has to go back. “I just don’t want to do it. It’s not built for human beings. We’re expected to work these arbitrary hours, but most people get the bulk of their work done in like three days. I remember I would go to my job really early in the morning to work when it was quiet and then I would leave at 3 p.m. One day they pulled me aside and said, ‘The senior manager doesn’t leave until 5:30, so you should stay until 6:00.’ And I’m like, ‘But I come in early.’ They said, ‘We don’t care. It’s all about optics.’ So I was working 12-hour days just for optics. It’s ridiculous.”

Just as she got out of her second marriage, where she supported the whole family and built no no savings for retirement, Steffany got laid off. She’d built a career on writing, having found this skill and passion after staying home to raise her kids and then going back to school for journalism and creative writing. Years later she added a master’s degree in digital media, all of which made her a very marketable employee, especially in the tech space. 

But instead of getting another six-figure job (and risking another layoff), she took the biggest gamble of her life: “I rolled the dice on my own talent and my own skill to potentially make even more than that.” It took soul-searching (and therapy) to find the confidence to move forward, but she actually wishes she had done it sooner. “You don’t need to wait for permission,” she says. “And maybe you don’t completely believe in yourself, but that’s okay. As I started getting success my confidence grew and I realized I should have done this a long time ago.” Now her digital media company, Fortuna Creative, is continuing to grow and she is employing people in a non-hierarchical work environment where everyone contributes on their own terms.

There’s much more of her story and her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs in the inspiring new book Moms Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic, by Tam Luc, the author, educator, and podcaster dedicated to helping women “boss up.” The book collects 16 interviews with moms who are side hustlers and multitaskers, who faced the uncertainties of the Covid pandemic—and other obstacles—by embracing their strengths and finding their authentic paths. They have so much to share and to teach, and while every story is unique, there is creativity and perseverance at the core of each one.

Find Steffany on LinkedIn at Steffany Powell and at her website, You can also learn more about her at, where you can find a link to Moms Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic. And don’t miss all the dynamic and supportive women from the Women Who Boss Up book series who are scheduled to speak at the upcoming Women Who Boss Up Summit!

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