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. Vodka will be released on January 27th, 2018!
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!
Check out the podcast on iTunes, or go to the Her Spirit Podcast page to listen!
Founded by Chicago native and Minneapolis resident Jordyn DiOrio, MEND Jewelry was created to transform powerful, precious gemstones into unique, timeless pieces that both ground and inspire. MEND is all about balance—being both delicate and powerful. Beautiful and bold. MEND is dedicated to designing pieces that meet women where they are in their journey.
Jordyn left her day job as a project manager in the technology / marketing industry to run her business full time. She considers herself a disciplined creative, where there is balance between organization and creativity to execute on her business strategy.
When she's not on the clock as CEO, she enjoys listening to podcasts about entrepreneurship, comedy and crimes, indulging in fiction, eating macarons and meeting new people. She's currently inspired by french architecture, paper planners & strong cup(s) of coffee.
Quotes that fuel her entrepreneurship: "If opportunity doesn't knock, build the door"- Milton Berle