March 8th is International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating by featuring some of Downtown Burlington’s female business owners & managers! With so many incredible business owners downtown we turned to our community to help us in the selection process by nominating a female business owner that inspires you.
Meet Erinn Weatherbie, Co-Founder of Kelly’s Bake Shoppe. The following was submitted for her nomination: “All her hard work in her beautiful business is simply an inspiration. She is dedicated in helping her employees grow and devoted to making the Burlington community a healthy and happy place. She brings the community together with treats and coffee making a business for people to connect with one another.”
We asked her a few questions:
What was the defining moment for you? When did you know that this was your career path? One of the biggest defining moments for me was when our first cookbook, Made with Love was published in 2016. It was a testament to the brand of Kelly’s Bake Shoppe I had helped build and goodness and love our company was spreading to the world.
Who helped you get where you are today/influenced you to achieve your current accomplishments? I’d say that the biggest influence in my life without a doubt has been my Mother (and business partner), @kellychildsxo! She is an absolute powerhouse, and such an incredible leader and mentor for me. Her tenacity and endless drive pushes me to keep going everyday. I’m so honoured to have created such admired business with her. XO
As a celebrated successful female, what advice do you have for the next generation of successful women? Surround yourself with strong, inspiring people/mentors. The people who pull you up. We all have the opportunity to step into our greatness! There really isn’t anything you can’t do. You’ve got this.