Marilyn Thompson believes lavender is an amazing super power herb that has so many great qualities including relaxation, stress relief, and acts as a natural healer that she became Creator/Owner of Victoria's Lavender. Read on for the inspiration for her business and her courageous journey.
Tell us a little about your company & journey to making it happen.
At 32 my husband was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our daughter, Victoria, was just five years old when he passed. Victoria’s Lavender was borne out of a desire to leave a demanding corporate career and create a new path that would allow me to be a hands-on mom to Victoria.
Why is this mission important to you?
I am passionate about women being able to be involved in their kids’ lives through work from home and flexible schedules.
What is your “superpower"?
Hands down, Jesus Christ.
We're redefining what it means to be a "mama." Some mamas are traditional mothers; others are unbelievable foster & adoptive moms, devoted caregivers, selfless grandmothers, badass sisters, loving wives, or your very best friend. What does "mama" mean to you?
Mama means being a nurturer.
What change do you hope to see in the world through your business/ product/idea?
Putting your kids ahead of corporate status and income is hard, risky and long hours. I hope to be an inspiration to other moms because it’s so worth it. My income has surpassed my previous career!
Any advice to the next generation of #SuperheroMamas?
If there is any way to do it, go for it and own your own business.