In the Attic of Dreams by Angela Lussier

Reminiscent of Microsoft’s start in a garage in the 80s, the Speaker Sisterhood is being built out of a small room in the attic of a Victorian home in Holyoke. Hear what that’s like from Speaker Sisterhood’s CEO and founder, Angela Lussier.

Why did you choose this topic?

angela-lussier-ceo-founder-speakersisterhoodI chose this topic because the only thing people see is what our company looks like from the outside, not what it’s like to build it each day on the inside. Aspiring entrepreneurs and Speaker Sisterhood members may wonder what goes into the day-to-day of creating a business like this, so I decided to share my experience.

Why do women in the community need to hear it?

I think it’s important to share stories like this, because it shows the hidden side of entrepreneurship. It exposes the vulnerability, the feelings behind the decisions, the people working on the brand and the decision to keep going. These stories are often shared behind closed doors, and I’d like to change that.

WHMP celebrates Women’s History Month in a series of women speaking their truth, produced by WHMP News Director Denise Vozella, who leads a speaking club for women in Northampton, as part of the Speaker Sisterhood. The Speaker Sisterhood provides a community to women who want to discover, awaken, and create their voice through the art of public speaking.