Elaine Rau is the Founder of Ladybossblogger. She features female entrepreneurs on her blog by interviewing them and highlighting their business. A feature of $30 comes with a blog post, Facebook post, Twitter post, and Instagram post as well. The mission behind Ladybossblogger is to elevate women, specifically women in business who are making huge strides in bridging the gender gap in the entrepreneurial world. There are so many other platforms out there that highlight women’s sexuality or other aspects of women’s looks, like how the press covers women athletes – when it should be focused on the sport, they focus on their beauty and clothing. Therefore, Elaine wanted to make a clean platform where women were valued for what they actually do instead of coating it with layers of distractions that do not apply. She wants Ladybossblogger to be a place where women come to learn, network and be featured.
Before starting ladybossblogger.com, Elaine Rau was in the wedding industry in Chicago and worked as a National Wedding Sales Manager before she moved to Honduras on August 1, 2016. She loved what she did, but was super burnt out from working 10AM-10PM every single day, basically from when she opened her eyes to when she closed them at night! On top of that, she was tired of being so far away from her fiance who lived in Honduras… so she decided to quit, pack up her entire life in one suitcase, and move to Honduras! Unfortunately, it was not a smooth transition as she imagined it would be. There were ZERO job opportunities for her and not being able to speak Spanish didn’t help at all! So one miserable day when she was stuck at home feeling extremely sad and frustrated because she had spent all her savings traveling down there, buying a car, and settling in… she decided to buy a website to give herself something to do. She decided to write about the people that she wanted to be and encourage them instead of focusing on herself. Once her focus shifted from herself to highlighting others, her problems felt so much smaller because she suddenly felt useful again and that she was contributing to the world!