Women find Silpada in many ways. And, once they do, they discover they’re Here by Design. For stay-at-home moms Alexandra (pictured left) and Sharon (pictured right), Silpada offered an opportunity to support their families during difficult financial times.
Alexandra, Sterling Manager from Germantown, Tenn.
Alexandra, a former pharmaceutical sales representative and mother of four, saved her family’s financial future by starting her Silpada business in late 2009. “I had three young children at the time, and my family was in total financial crisis,” said Alexandra. “My husband had lost his business, our house was near foreclosure, and I was staying home with the children. I needed to find something quickly.”
Although Alexandra wanted to work from home, she didn’t think it would be possible…until she discovered Silpada. “I thought I’d have to go back to the corporate world, but my heart wasn’t in it,” she said. “Then I got a call from my sister-in-law, who suggested Silpada. I did some research on Silpada’s website, and could tell they would allow me to remain dedicated to my family.”
The success Alexandra found transformed her family’s life. “I saved my home, and I kept food on the table,” she said. “I’ve not only empowered myself, but I’ve helped empower so many other women. At a very stressful time in my life, I found my dream job.”
Sharon, Star Director from Oakville, Ontario
“When I started as a Silpada Rep, never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the gifts it would bring me,” said Sharon, who launched her Silpada business shortly after Silpada opened its Canadian Corporate Office in 2008. “My journey has been a road to self-discovery.”
For five years, Sharon and her family lived in Phoenix, Ariz. She was a stay-at-home mom raising two young children, while her husband Peter worked full time. After Peter abruptly lost his job, the family was forced to return home to Canada. “We knew I needed to contribute financially,” she said. “Out of the blue, I got an email from my Silpada Rep in Phoenix. She told me Silpada was coming to Canada!”
Sharon attended an informational event at the Canadian Corporate Office that same week. She joined Silpada and quickly found her perfect fit. “Within two or three months, I was the happiest mom, wife and woman because of what Silpada was bringing into my life. My husband said to me, ‘I think this was meant to be—us moving back to Canada.’ Everything just aligned.”
The income Sharon earned helped alleviate her family’s financial burden. Today, she’s even able to pay for her daughter’s college tuition with Silpada. Most importantly, the business gave her something to call her own. “As a mom, you give and give,” she said. “Silpada was something for me. I was finding fulfillment in so many new ways, because I was learning and growing. You can truly make this opportunity what you want it to be for you.”
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