#41 - Jacqueline Wood - Abu Dhabi Entrepreneur. Antique & Vintage Jeweller, Gemologist & Founder of Abu Dhabi Women's Group. She says, 'Know Your Destination But Let the Route Define Itself On Its Own'.
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Nicholla caught up with Jacqueline for a coffee and a 'get to know her' session. She is a professional antique jeweller & gemmologist as well as being the lady behind the Abu Dhabi Woman's Group Facebook Group. She shares her top advise and insight into helping women discover their own entrepreneurial journey.
Inside this Episode
Jacqueline is a warm, passionate and driven woman. She LOVES jewellery, particularly gems and antique jewellery. She knows her product inside and out and continues to be inspired by the beauty of her industry. Most will probably know her for her popular Facebook Group, Abu Dhabi Women's Group. She's been in the UAE a long time and has built up a great network of colleagues and friends and has become a great 'go to' resource for lots of things in Abu Dhabi. Just before we started the interview an 'emergency' was messaged to her. She solved that problem in a blink.
'Thanks so much Jacqueline for us me on my podcast show.... was such a delight to have you on'. xxx
1. Tell us a little about your entrepreneurial journey as you are an antique and vintage jeweller and a gemmologist in training as well the founder of the Abu Dhabi Womens Group which is now 7 years old.
2. Tell us a little bit about your business and your vision for your business?
3. What is a gem and what is the different between precious and semi precious gems?
4. What is the difference between antique and vintage jewellery? and when does a piece become vintage or antique
5. Can you give us an insight into day to day business activities? How do you organise your day and how do you prioritize?
6. How Did you get your credibility quickly?
7. How important has collaboration and partnerships been with the success of your businesses? Do you think you can had the same success without them?
8. Other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
9. Is social media a large part of your business and what tools are working for you right now?
10. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
11. What is the best piece of business advise you have ever been given? And how is that working for you right now?
12. How (if ever) did you rise above failure or struggle? What action did you take?
13 Where do you see your businesses in the next 10 years? How will it have evolved?
14. Who is your ‘go to person, book or quote’ that gets you pumped and helps you refocus when you are feeling de-motivated or low?
15. What books or resources would you encourage other women to explore to help them learn more about eould you tell yourself?
17. Closing question: What advise would you give to those ladies out there that are on the edge of taking the plunge into being an entrepreneur?
Questions Nicholla asked Jacqueline
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