In July of 2020, She Rises Studios was BORN. Hanna Olivas and Adriana Luna founded She Rises Studios in the middle of the global pandemic, as they saw a need to help women across the globe. She Rises Studios is the NEXT Global Women’s Network of Empowered Women Leaders. Our mission at She Rises Studios is to inspire, empower, and educate all women who are facing the most impossible situations, and teach them how to navigate through their own personal journeys with hope, perseverance, strength, education, and unstoppable fearlessness. We are educating and celebrating their growth. We believe the future is female and that we are better and stronger together.
THE MOTHER: Author, Speaker, and Founder. Hanna was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has paved her way to becoming one of the most influential women of 2021.
Hanna is the co-founder of She Rises Studios and the founder of the Brave & Beautiful Blood Cancer Foundation. Her journey started in 2017 when she was first diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. Now more than ever her focus is to empower other women to become leaders because The Future is Female.
THE DAUGHTER: Designer, Author, Mentor. She is a spirited and intelligent woman focusing on helping others alike to rise and become unafraid of success. Adriana found her passion in graphic & web arts and has been doing so for over 10 years. She founded Adriana Luna Designs in 2013 and co-founded She Rises Studios in 2020, amidst a global pandemic. With a deep understanding of insecure idiosyncrasies, She challenges us all to accept nothing less than a life of excellence!
What inspired your start in entrepreneurship?
My start came early in life at age 10 when I made my first lemonade stand. I really wanted a pair of pink Reeboks, so my grandparents always taught me that if I wanted something nice, I had to work for it. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial mindset since I was a kid.
I opened my own makeup boutique that I ran for 10 years from 1999-2009. This was the first business that I had and then I went to mobile status as a solopreneur and spent most of my life as a makeup artist. I joined the union and did the screen actors guild and within those last 10 years I spent time as a lash tech then life pivoted when we started She Rises.
What has been the highlight of your career thus far?
Being able to travel and meet all the many different women and watch their journeys. I work with women daily and get to see them step out of their comfort zones and become bestselling authors and make 6 and 7 figures in their business. I love being a part of their journey and growth in coaching them and teaching them.
If you could tribute your success to anyone in your life who would it be?
My driving force was my children. I didn’t have the opportunity to fail, I had to do it to make sure I was a provider for my children. They are my main source of encouragement and inspiration and my WHY. In terms of a mentor, Susan Sly. I followed everything she did and learned so much from her. Of course, my grandparents and my children, and now my husband are my inspirations.
What message do you hope women take away from your platform?
Knowing how important and how worthy women are of all things good and they don’t have to take anything less than the best from anyone. I hope they learn to love themselves and establish boundaries for themselves and see an incredible power that they have. I want our platform to be a place that they can utilize a place to have their voices heard and unlock their true potential.
What is your go-to quote for motivation?
She Rises. She Leads. She Lives. This is my own personal mantra that came to me and it’s something that I have followed since the moment I heard it.
What does being a woman making Herstory mean to you?
For me, to leave my imprint of being a positive disruptor and letting women know if you can’t sit at the table with others, then make your own. If you don’t feel positive about a platform, create your own. Being that trailblazer means showing our young how to be a leader, by example, and teaching them that when the tough gets going, do not quit. Too many women are too easily ready to throw in the towel. It’s about perseverance and trusting the journey. The HOW doesn’t matter nearly as much as the WHY.