Dallas Center Offering Emotional Wellness Support Program for Women Entrepreneurs – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
While more and more women are juggling entrepreneurs and busy mothers during the coronavirus pandemic, an emotional wellness program supports women entrepreneurs.
Tracee Holloway manages a lot these days – 4 children, a consulting firm and a family business.
“Our companies definitely felt this impact initially when we had the shutdown problem,” said Holloway.
Holloway participated in the Dallas LiftFund Women’s Business Center’s emotional wellness program.
“The COVID-19 resilience business program was specially developed for women entrepreneurs who are facing economic and financial challenges due to the pandemic,” said Martha Zurita, spokeswoman for LiftFund.
The business center connects women entrepreneurs with experts like psychologist Dr. Lawana Gladney, who leads group coaching and webinars.
“We’re in the middle of a health pandemic. If you’re not healthy, you can be more exposed to the virus because stress weakens your immune system,” Gladney said.
Tracee said the program helped her get some extra tools in her belt to help her stay focused.
“When we’re not in an emotionally good place or we’re stressed out, very concerned about how we pan, how we recalibrate, we’re less functional,” said Holloway.
The program has helped more than 200 women entrepreneurs.
To qualify for the free program, business owners must meet certain criteria, including closing their business or losing sales of 15% or more.