Meet Pamela Delgado


MEET PAMELA DELGADO, OWNER OF RAWLY BOLD.

SECOND GENERATION AND PROUD OF IT, PAMELA IS DRIVEN TO WORK HARD AND LEAVE HER MARK ON THIS WORLD IN HONOR OF HER FAMILY.

PAMELA, LIKE MANY WOMXN, WORKS A 9 TO 5 WHILE SIDE HUSTLING. SHE SHARES WITH US WHY SHE CREATED RAWLY BOLD AND WHY SHE IS WORKING SO HARD TO MAKE IT HER ONLY HUSTLE.

 

Q: WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING? IS THIS WHAT YOU IMAGINED YOURSELF DOING 5 TO 10 YEARS AGO?

A: RAWLY BOLD IS MY SIDE HUSTLE AND, I AM HUSTLING TO MAKE IT MY ONLY HUSTLE. I AM IN MEDICAL SALES 9-5. I NEVER KNEW WHAT BUSINESS I WANTED TO START BUT, I WAS BORN AN ENTREPRENEUR SO, MY FAMILY SAYS. I AM VERY GRATEFUL MY LIFE HAS TAKEN THIS COURSE. I FEEL PRIVILEGED AT TIMES. THE WOMEN I'VE MET ALONG THE WAY HAVE TRULY MADE IT REMARKABLE. 

 

Q: HAVE YOU FOUND YOUR PASSION IN LIFE? 

A:  INSPIRING, MOTIVATING AND EMPOWERING WOMEN VIA RAWLY BOLD IS MY PASSION. WHEN WOMEN SEND US MESSAGES AND SHARE STORIES OF HOW THE WORDS ON OUR ITEMS HAVE MADE THEM FEEL OR WHAT THEY DID AS A RESULT IS MIND BLOWING AND I AM ALWAYS IN DISBELIEF BECAUSE IT'S A DREAM COME TRUE. 

 

Q: WHAT EVEN OR MOMENT OCCURRED THAT LED YOU TOWARDS YOUR PASSION?

A: I HAD LEARNED I WAS SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERPAID COMPARED TO MY COUNTERPARTS. THAT’S WHEN I KNEW I HAD TO TAKE CONTROL OF MY LIFE. NOBODY IS GOING TO GIVE ME WHAT I AM WORTH SO I DECIDED TO CREATE IT FOR MYSELF.

 

Q: WHAT DO YOU THINK IS ONE KEY ELEMENT OR EVENT THAT HELPED TO GET YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?

A: BEFORE ENTERING THE MEDICAL FIELD I WORKED IN FASHION. I RAN AN E-COMMERCE BEFORE MOVING TO NY. MY FIRST JOB WHEN I GOT TO NY WAS IN MEN'S APPAREL AND THERE I WAS ABLE TO SIT WITH PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS. I LIKE TO THINK OF MY EXPERIENCE AS A STEPPING STONE TO LEARNING HOW TO RUN MY BUSINESS. 

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY FAILURES, WHICH IN RETROSPECT, TURNED OUT TO BE LEADING YOU TOWARDS A BETTER DIRECTION?

A: AFTER FOUR MONTHS OF LIVING IN NY I WAS LAID OFF. THE LICENSING COMPANY I WORKED FOR EVENTUALLY CLOSED. I COULD HAVE HAD MY PARENTS BOOK ME A FLIGHT BACK HOME BUT, I DECIDED TO STAY. SINCE I WAS SO NEW TO THE CITY I MADE IT A POINT TO NETWORK WHENEVER I COULD AND ONE OF THOSE CONNECTIONS LANDED ME A JOB A MONTH LATER. THAT COMPANY WAS PROBABLY THE WORST I HAVE EVER WORKED FOR . GOOD COMPANY CULTURE WAS LACKING AND I AM HAPPY IT'S BEHIND ME. 

Q: DID YOU PURSE A HIGHER EDUCATION?

A: I DID NOT. COLLEGE IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY. TO BE HONEST I NEVER UNDERSTOOD HOW SITTING IN A CLASSROOM AND STUDYING, LET'S SAY OCEANOGRAPHY BECAUSE YOU NEED AN ELECTIVE, WAS GOING TO MAKE ME SUCCESSFUL. I WAS FULLY AWARE OF THE SACRIFICES I WOULD HAVE TO MAKE AS A RESULT OF NOT GOING AND I AM SO GRATEFUL THINGS HAVE TURNED OUT FOR THE BEST. I SEE IT'S VALUE AND IT'S AMAZING IF THAT'S WHOLEHEARTEDLY WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. IT ALSO LOOKS GREAT ON PAPER, OBVIOUSLY.

Q: IF YOU COULD GIVE ADVISE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

A: IT’S NOT GOING TO BE EASY BUT YOUR DREAMS ARE WORTH EVERY SINGLE SACRIFICE. DARE TO DREAM AND WORK HARD. GET UNCOMFORTABLE BECAUSE NOTHING GREAT CAME FROM ITS COMFORT ZONE.

Q: LASTLY, PAMELA, WHAT IS A QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

A: “BE YOU. BE RAW. BE BOLD.” IT REMINDS ME TO LIVE WITH CONVICTION AND AUTHENTICALLY.

 

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