Forge Your Own Way

Shenandoah Davis is the Co-founder and CEO of Adventure Nannies, a nationwide domestic staffing agency that has been helping progressive families find nannies, private educators, and newborn care specialists since 2012. Shenandoah grew up attached to the piano. Being homeschooled, she would spend each day racing through her lessons so she could have time to practice for as long as possible. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in opera performance, she packed up and moved to Seattle to pursue the music and art scene.

Shenandoah has toured four continents as a singer, songwriter, and DIY musician performing in listening spaces and art galleries before taking a position at a large restaurant group in Seattle as a brand manager. She then joined Adventure Nannies as their COO in 2016. She serves on the board of several nonprofits and is committed to advancing the careers and dreams of women entrepreneurs through the realm of equitable domestic staffing in the US.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • How Shenandoah Davis transitioned from music to joining a domestic staffing agency
  • What led to Shenandoah and Adventure Nannies’ success?
  • Why many women sacrifice for their businesses
  • What music means to Shenandoah and how she uses it to tap into emotions
  • Shenandoah explains how she benefited from being homeschooled
  • Shenandoah’s thoughts on the recent changes at Adventure Nannies
  • How Shenandoah leads like a woman, the most impactful piece of advice she has ever received, and her advice to women getting started in business
  • Shenandoah’s superpower and where to learn more about Adventure Nannies

In this episode…

Being a successful female leader does not mean that you have to lead like someone else — or like a man. You only need to forge your own way. Every woman is different, and there is value in redefining what it means to lead like a woman.

You don’t have to stress yourself with a boss babe mentality, dress and act like a man, or have a big voice. However, by being authentic, you can be powerful and empower others as a leader. And if something doesn’t work, learn from it and grow.

In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Andrea Heuston is joined by Shenandoah Davis, the Co-founder and CEO of Adventure Nannies, to talk about leading a business like a woman, experiencing success, and the power of music. They also talk about recent changes at Adventure Nannies and the value of being an authentic and empowered female leader. Stay tuned.

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