We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Grisell Denise Rodriguez a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Grisell Denise, looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. We’d love to hear about the things you feel your parents did right and how those things have impacted your career and life.
My parents are everything to me. Since I was really young they established a seed in me of service, how will the world be different and better when you’re gone? They also taught me the importance of having a nothing is impossible mentality. They help and encourage individuals in their community on the daily, something I definitely learned from them. What mark will you have made? What influence will you have caused?
These principles are what really started Women RUN Wynwood (non-profit), it’s impacted my career, and my life. We have had the opportunity to impact over 7K women since we first launched in December 2017.
Mom, Dad, YOU DID IT RIGHT.
As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve got a few more questions for you, but before we get to all of that can you take a minute to introduce yourself and give our readers some of your back background and context?
My name is Grisell Denise Rodriguez.
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. IMBA Graduate, entrepreneur by day and founder of Women RUN Wynwood (WRW) by night.
Women RUN Wynwood (non-profit), is the largest women empowerment 5K RUN Club in South Florida. We’ve had the opportunity to empower over 7 thousand women in Miami since we first began back in December 2017.
At Women RUN Wynwood, we believe that if you want to RUN fast you run alone, but if you want to RUN far, we RUN together. We focus on motivating, and empowering women to reach their highest potential through our 5K RUN events (bi-monthly). I believe that when you align the mind, body, and soul, the sky’s the limit for the things that can be accomplished.
Our events consist of a quick intro, warm-up, we pair up with our pacers, peep the art scene along our RUN, and finish off our event with dance fitness, and a post yoga stretch!! Our venue creates a safe space for women to disconnect, and recharge. Empowered women, empower others. But to be able to do so, we first need to take the time to pour into ourselves to be able to pour into others and that’s exactly what we do at Women RUN Wynwood.
How’d you build such a strong reputation within your market?
By being consistent. By offering the very best product, and best event every single time. Anyone can accomplish anything, if they work at it hard enough, and long enough. Our brand has taken years to build. But we can say for certain that by knowing our mission, vision and staying true to our values, along with being consistent in the message we carry out has truly made all the difference.
Do you have any insights you can share related to maintaining high team morale?
Go beyond my door is always open, and don’t ignore the power of small gestures. Boosting team morale is an ongoing effort. Creating a healthy and positive culture is a MUST. Healthy things grow, invest in your team, and things will flourish.
- Website: www.womenrunwynwood.com
- Instagram: womenrunwynwood305
- Facebook: Women Run Wynwood
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