Why did you join PWN? I joined PWN to seek out professional women who were not only inspired by what they did, they were willing to share knowledge and life experience not only in business but also in life. The wide range of ages was also a driving factor in my decision.
What is your business? My current business is farm : table, a small café in downtown San Francisco. My menu is inspired by locally sourced food and features pastries, salads and more. We also serve artisanal coffee, espresso and tea.
What to you enjoy about your work? My business, farm: table, isn’t just my work; it’s also a reflection of what I want to become as I mature in business as an owner. I share the ownership of this amazing cafe with Antonio Ruiz who helps teach me the ethics of doing business and communication at a level that will hopefully enable me to not only continue growth of my brand but myself.
What’s your favorite tip for success with networking? My most valuable lesson is always give proper credit to those who help or whose ideas help you reach goals. When you take credit where it isn’t due then you undermine your creditability and lose a bit of your self.
How is being a woman in your profession more or less challenging than for men? As I’ve traveled through my career I’ve discovered that as a woman you must push harder to be seen compared to men.
What do you do in your free time? In my spare time I run for charity I recently finished NYChalf for ASPCA. Our group of 52 runners raised 80k. My next marathon is in November for Saint Jude’s! I love that I now have time to start giving back!
What is something PWN members don’t know about you? I lead a wonderful life along side Antonio, my partner and friend, and two great Pugs. Pug Francisco is my main man and Pug Nisha is a puppy who is teaching me even more patience.
farm : table is located at 745 Post Street in downtown San Francisco.