Washington, DC, USA

©2017 by Kiley Doll

ABOUT ME

I'm passionate about business development, sales, and female empowerment.

Having worked in many business sectors over the years, and currently immersing myself in the disruptive tech industry, I'm excited to collaborate with, mentor, and work with people who are hungry for success.

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Q&A WITH KILEY

What ignited the spark of entrepreneurship in you?

Being an entrepreneur and self-employed is all I've ever known. Even when working as a real estate
broker I was fairly independent. I would be a terrible employee.

What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?

I can’t really think of any. I guess you could say I gave up the possibility of earning a steady paycheck,
but starting out in real estate I never really knew what that looked like anyway. Maybe I’m one of
the lucky ones in that way. I wasn’t trained to be an entrepreneur, I was born one.

Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?

Without trying to sound cheesy, I wake up every morning with a positive plan of action. Every day
you need to ask yourself, “What did I do to make money today?” You need direction, you need a
strategy, and you need to stay focused. Everything else you do to add to this basic tactic is just the
icing on the cake… and I have a serious sweet tooth in that way.

What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

Without meaning to sound blasé, I would say it’s being able to make my own schedule. Really, it’s so
I can fit “work“ in with all the other fun stuff I do! I love life and I need to live it – maybe that’s what
fuels me now more than ever. Being recently married, I’m super excited to be able to accompany my
husband anywhere his work sends him. All I really need to keep my business going is Wi-Fi.

What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

Without meaning to sound blasé, I would say it’s being able to make my own schedule. Really, it’s so
I can fit “work“ in with all the other fun stuff I do! I love life and I need to live it – maybe that’s what
fuels me now more than ever. Being recently married, I’m super excited to be able to accompany my
husband anywhere his work sends him. All I really need to keep my business going is Wi-Fi.

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

Seeing my invention, Kover Kritters, on the shelves of retail stores for the first time was a major
“wow-moment” for me. I can never get enough of hearing people say, “What a cute idea!” It’s so
amazing to know that I’ve created something that not only calms those childhood swimming pool
fears we’ve all experienced.

You're a real champion for women in the Tech industry. What's the scoop on that?

Since joining Goodman Lantern, a fast-growing tech company, in a leadership role as VP of sales, I've been amazed at what women can achieve when they're placed in a working environment that really champions their individual skills and talents. As a woman owning several different business, a serial entrepreneur and mentor, I have personally witnessed how working with women at GL has bridged the gap between clients and their struggle to multi-task within in their business. Multi-tasking is second nature for women and these women of technology have a knack for saving time and money for their clients. 

What about your passion about using your skills to "pay it forward?"

I'm all about helping women who want to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit to improve their lives. I work with people both in the U.S. and abroad, mentoring them and helping them set themselves up for success.

As an example, I helped a young woman set up a website for her cleaning business. I knew she had the drive to succeed, all she needed was a little push in the right direction. After setting her up with the right tool I've seen her client base grow from 2 to 14. She's paying it forward herself by employing 3 women from the community as a part of her team.

It's the ripple effect of female empowerment that really gets me excited about the work I do.