Inspired by You October 2021 Awardee
Honoree: Felicia Rubinstein, HAYVN
Nominated by: Beth Dempsey, Images & Details
Nomination Quote: “Felicia Rubinstein embodies the word “community” and has taken her passion for collaboration and expertise as a strategic thinker to create HAYVN, a community where entrepreneurs can work and connect. Her forward-thinking vision enabled her to pivot as she opened HAYVN several months after COVID hit causing everyone to rethink how they live and work. She continues to bring out the best in others and is always wanting to learn and share with the entire community.”
Honoree’s Conversation with Connex
Q: How do you try to inspire others in the workplace?
A: With our coworking space, HAYVN, I try to inspire others by connecting people. Once they get to know each other, they can spark what we call the “HAYVN magic.” When women connect, they get this burst of energy. I facilitate the connecting and the inspiration happens organically.
Q: What is one piece of advice you have for other businesswomen?
A: Put yourself out there and go for it.
Q: What would you say to younger people who want to join your profession when they get older?
A: I truly believe in understanding that our journey is not a straight line. There will be mistakes and problems, but we can learn from all of those. Obstacles may create our path, but great things can still happen.
Q: What inspires you?
A: Women entrepreneurs, that have achieved great things with a positive attitude and resiliency.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you overcame?
A: Navigating the pandemic, opening and growing a coworking space when people were staying home. With a lot of pivoting and support, we doubled in size and thrived during this time.
Q: What’s been your defining moment if you had to pick one?
A: Can’t pick one, every day defines me.
Q: What would you say is your greatest reward?
A: I know this is corny, but watching my kids taking control of their own lives, solving their own problems, enjoying traveling and adventure, and loving the work they do.
Felicia is the founder and Chief Collaborator at HAYVN Coworking Community. She’s an award-winning leader and strategic thinker with a history of spearheading integrated marketing plans across diverse settings, including early-stage companies, Fortune 500 corporations, and non-profit organizations. She’s also a creative entrepreneur, adept at instituting best practices, optimized processes, and new technologies. Her expertise spans all areas of marketing, communications, business development, digital & interactive marketing, graphic & website design, social media, relationship management, SaaS marketing, and applications engineering experience.
Connex Intl’s Inspired by You Award
To celebrate Business Women’s Day, Connex Intl, a woman-owned business, honors an inspiring businesswoman every month. Connex is dedicated to supporting and uplifting women in the workplace and around the world. To nominate a professional woman in your life who inspires you, click here.