Pamela is the founder of Women Who Do Wonders International (WWDW) it is an exclusive community membership platform built by women to unite, support, and amplify the power of female entrepreneurs, mission-driven community leaders and philanthropists working to improve the lives of women and children around the world. Pamela’s husband is in the Air Force and they are currently in limbo in San Antonio Randolph while Pamela’s husband is in training. They have plans to PCS to Pensacola, Florida this summer.
When did you start your business & what made you decide this career path?
I’m a licensed Oncology Trained Medical Esthetician by trade and have been in the industry for the past 20 years. I launched my first company in Canada in 2010, an organic skin and body company providing spa products across Canada.
In 2016, after moving to the US, I decided to again launch another skincare brand, but this time a clinical line that could be used by those under going cancer treatment. In an effort to spread the word, I hosted a Wellness event for women of the military at JBLM. It soon became apparent it was more about doing something special for these women rather than what I was doing with my skincare business.
That first event, Wellness & Wisdom Summit was a grand success at the conference center on base in 2018 and I soon began planning the next year.
2019 I hosted 500 incredible women (spouses, active duty and veterans) It was incredible! I could not have done it without the support I received from companies like, Caliber Home Loans, USAA, GOVX, and so many others.
My plan was then to take the event across the countries and had eyes on Ramstein as well. Covid put a quick stop to my efforts last year, which meant a quick pivot.
I hosted my first virtual conference last July. Then launched my magazine, Wellness & Wisdom Magazine. Since then, I have created a global organization, Women Who Do Wonders International which unites entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and mission-driven leaders to pay it forward to improve the lives of women and children around the globe.
Within our pillars remains the efforts to support Women of the Military. I’m excited to bring some new events to our community!
Where have you lived and what has been your favorite base so far?
Since becoming a milspouse in 2016, we have moved three times and getting ready for our fourth to Pensacola. From Philly to New Jersey (same base, new home) to Washington State and currently in San Antonio.
What is the biggest challenge of being a military spouse and pursuing your career? I don’t consider it a challenge but an everyday hustle.
It was a bit more difficult when we were in WA and my hubby was away often on missions. Since being here in Texas for training, it has been refreshing to have him home every night and have help with my son.
What are your other hobbies? I love to workout, although being so busy the past few months has made me less motivated. But, I love to meal prep and exercise.
This is not a hobby, but I get fired up and so inspired by interviewing extraordinary women almost everyday!
What are some benefits of being a military spouse as a business owner?
I am always proud to share that I’m a military spouse while talking about my business with others. Frequent moves and the stress are not easy and I am very proud with how far I have come. I don’t necessarily feel I benefits just for being a spouse, but I am very proud!
If you could, what advice would you give yourself when you first started your business? Ask for help… it is ok!!
Any future plans or dreams for your business?
To continue to grow partnerships and relationships to grow my organization on a global scale. To get back to hosting AMAZING live events for deserving spouses, active duty and veteran women.