Nov 20 2023
The Inspirational Journey of an Unbreakable Spirit and Empowerment
Resilience is often born out of adversity, and Marg Hachey’s story exemplifies the unyielding spirit that defines a true leader. Marg, an inspiring woman and an entrepreneur, has not only made significant strides in her professional life but has also bravely overcome personal challenges that would make many falter. Her tale of survival, strength, and leadership serves as a beacon of hope and motivation for women across the globe.
Marg's journey into the limelight did not commence under the brightest of stars. It was the discovery of her cancer during what was supposed to be a routine checkup that marked the beginning of a story that would later inspire thousands. The attending physician, noting an abnormality during her ultrasound, uncovered masses on both of her kidneys. Within a rapid six-week period, Marg underwent surgery, removing her left kidney and part of her right kidney. Today, Marg is a 15-year cancer survivor, a testament to her fortitude and tenacity.
Her indomitable spirit was further demonstrated when, on the very day of learning about her cancer, she attended her company's Christmas party, putting on a brave face and expressing pride in her team's achievements without divulging a word about her own struggle. This event served as a defining moment, illustrating her remarkable ability to carry the weight of personal hardship while simultaneously upholding her responsibilities as a leader.
Marg's entrepreneurial spirit was ignited at a young age, with her first business venture commencing at the tender age of 10 when she sold guppies to a local department store. This early experience set the stage for the serial entrepreneur she was to become. Her business acumen and drive led her to start her own tech company in the '80s – an era when women were hard-pressed to find financial backing in a male-dominated sector. Marg turned this challenge on its head, overcoming barriers with unabashed courage.
I've always had a very positive attitude. You know, it's the glass half full.~Marg
Her leadership skills were not just confined to the business realm. A family crisis led her to reassess her work-life dynamics, compelling her to delegate more, ultimately reshaping her approach to leadership. It was through vulnerability and the empowerment of her team that she orchestrated the resurgence of her business after a shocking corporate upheaval that had left her staff locked out and bewildered. She not only recovered but rebuilt her company with even greater success, achieving over $50 million in revenue.
Currently, Marg contributes her expertise to GroYourBiz, an organization that supports women entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses. With her past experiences in mind, she advises women on overcoming challenges while maintaining a healthy balance between personal care and professional responsibilities. Her global reach, engaging with women from Nigeria to Panama, has not only extended her influence but also brought to light the diverse and innovative businesses women are creating worldwide.
Through firesides chats and speaking events, Marg continues to share her story, advocating for the education and empowerment of women. She believes that sharing these narratives can inspire the next generation of female leaders to pursue their dreams, unencumbered by gender disparities and societal barriers. Marg lives by the philosophy of no regrets and takes every hardship as a lesson to grow, adapt, and become unbreakable.
Marg embodies the essence of an unbreakable spirit. As a mentor, leader, and visionary, she spreads the message that with a positive mindset, good health, self-care, and unwavering determination, every woman can break through ceilings, overcome obstacles, and emerge unscathed, ready to inspire the world with their unique stories of survival and thriving success.
In Episode #36 Marg and I chat about how she turns struggles into triumphs. From selling a tech company to empowering women, she embodies leadership. I love her spirit and vibe, she is truly all heart and soul!
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