Brand new to the spirits industry, Kjersten Merila is already shaking things up…over ice. Vodka’s the game, Her Spirit’s the name. Kjersten, Owner and Co-founder of Her Spirit, believes the achievement of starting her own company and working on Her Spirit is incredible, but is outweighed by the rewarding feeling of contributing. 50% of the profits from Her Spirit will be given back to female entrepreneurs. Kjersten’s goal was to create something bigger than herself and have fun doing it. When she’s not out creating a buzz for Her Spirit, she works full time in the Healthcare industry, spends time with her rescue pup, and works with her husband on how to take the Her Spirit brand to the next level. Her Spirit Vodka is now available throughout Minnesota!
Each week, Her Spirit launches two podcasts called 'It's All About Her'. Not only is there a check in with Kjersten, but these podcasts also highlight inspiring women entrepreneurs who share their story with all of us. Below, you get small glimpse into this week's fierce female!
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Check out the podcast on iTunes, or go to the Her Spirit Podcast page to listen!
Bonnie is a career driven women who started MMA as a hobby, but it quickly turned into a passion. She now trains before and after work every day, as well as trains others. After tasting the first bit of blood and feeling her hand raised minutes into her first fight, she knew this was more than just a "hobby". Four years, six fights and numerous jiu jitsu competitions later, the passion is still as strong as ever. Stop by NLC in Woodbury MN and watch the way Bonnie's students walk into her class. Heads high and beaming smiles are the norm... Confidence is not a skill that’s taught but rather earned through self pride. Bonnie is doing what she loves and instilling a sense of self pride into these young people with difficult but always rewarding practices.
When a woman becomes an entrepreneur she is much more than the creator of a business.. she is a Leader, she drives change and she embodies a boldness that inspires women of all ages. As a MMA fighter, lifter, traveler, car enthusiast, IT engineer, lover of nature, and infectiously charismatic, Bonnie models a “take no shit” attitude that comes from self accountability and kindness that’s rare to find these days. Hero’s don’t wear capes in 2018 but her students would tell you she's everything a kids hero Should be. Plus the prettiest blue eyes you've ever seen!