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Q and A with Elena, Las Vegas, Nevada
“One of the most valuable things I’ve learned is that sometimes we need to realize that when we look for the smart person who knows all the answers and can lead us through the challenges, we need to look in the mirror.”
Q: What are you passionate about?
A: I’m passionate about women having it all. I believe that we shouldn’t have to choose between having a thriving career or a thriving family. My maid company, Superb Maids, focuses on providing women (and men) free time so they can spend it on their personal or professional growth or something they enjoy—like spending time with their children or a spouse. We are about to launch a national franchise, and we want to specifically make it affordable to make it accessible to women—who are traditionally overlooked by big businesses and have lesser access to achieving their American dream.
My other business, MommyGO, combines the powerful energy of Japanese matcha with the convenience of a shot for the modern mom’s lifestyle. You can double your productivity and have enough energy to be able to meaningfully interact with your family after a full day of work. Nearly every day I hear from women who had to give up on their beloved career because they had no support while raising young children. That’s appalling and we as a society need to do a much better job supporting mothers.
Q: What is something valuable you’ve learned that you’d like others to know?
A: One of the most valuable things I’ve learned is that sometimes we need to realize that when we look for the smart person who knows all the answers and can lead us through the challenges, we need to look in the mirror. Many times, we rely on someone else because we don’t believe in ourselves enough and the results we get are subpar or terrible. At some point, we get to realize that we ourselves actually know better and can do better than anyone else can on our behalf!
Q: What were your younger years like?
A. I grew up in the former Soviet Union and had a quiet, idyllic childhood. However, in a way, living in a snow globe and being sheltered made me wonder what it would be like to just go out there and see what’s possible. Everything was perfectly controlled and isolated. And one day, the globe burst and it was total chaos. I remember it very well. I wanted to explore my full potential as a human. Immigrating to the United States felt intoxicating—all this freedom and all these opportunities! I was able to go to law school and practice law for over a decade in Honolulu. Subsequently, I started a business and turned it into a multi-million dollar company within a few years. I was able to realize my potential, and I feel strongly about other women having the same opportunity.
Q: What does feminism mean to you?
A: Feminism for me is an equalizer. It’s about fundamental fairness to have the same starting position regardless of your gender. Going back to my greatest passion—why should women be forced to choose between family and career while men rarely have to do so?
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