NBC | Feature

Local businesswoman Jessica Kizorek has barely hit 30, but admits she has love seen a necessity to join forces with other women in the business world – which is why her site www.BadassBusinesswomen.org was born.

“There’s really still a need to push women to have that self expression that comes naturally to men,” Kizorek told Niteside. “Women are culturally trained to be more demure, appropriate, humble, careful and nurturing of others. They don’t put themselves out there the way that businessmen do.”

Since then, she has recruited 800 fellow “Badass Businesswomen” to her organization, all of which receive blog posts, event invites and advice free of charge. But, according to Kizorek – who has also penned five books on the subject – she has learned just as much from these women as vice versa.