The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines superwoman as “an exceptional woman; especially: a woman who succeeds in having a career and raising a family.” Entrepreneur and mother of eight, Debora Mason is the exact definition of superwoman. And she doesn’t even need a cape.
Even before venturing into entrepreneurship, Mason, founder and CEO of First Data Analytics, led an inspiring life. Her go-getter attitude and competitive spirit helped her graduate from college as a single mom with two kids. “I just didn’t stop,” she says. Mason grew her family and now has eight children and a supportive husband who insists he is her biggest fan. She enjoys hiking and spending time with her family. “Whatever they do, I do!” she enthusiastically explains.
As Mason’s children grew older and gained more independence, they began to use Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb and she was worried about the potential danger of who was giving them rides and who they were renting space from. She decided to create the Tuple™ verification service. As a system of verifying service providers Tuple™ offers incentives to both providers and their customers. Service providers can register through Tuple™ verification and place the Tuple™ verification badge on their online profile so customers will know they have been pre-screened. The more information providers provide, the higher their Tuple™ score is. This in turn will increase their business because customers will know that they are a trusted source. Mason believes Tuple™ will help her children and other customers feel safer.
Mason makes the process of creating and growing a startup while raising a family seem easy. What advice would this superwoman give aspiring entrepreneurs? “Do one thing every day.” No matter how stressful circumstances become, make sure you keep moving. She explains that entrepreneurs do not need to make huge changes all the time, just make sure you keep progressing forward, no matter the speed. “Time and persistence are two of the most important attributes for a startup.” Keep doing what you believe in no matter how difficult it may be. In the meantime, we believe that Mason deserves that cape now.
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