Estephanie Ortiz is a teenage mother who overcame adversity and statistics in efforts to provide more opportunities for her son. She is a first generation college graduate earning her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of South FL and her Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University.
Estephanie started her professional career in healthcare management in which she oversaw the establishment of new clinics and residency programs for doctors. However, she always had a desire to pursue her passion and work with children. When she was fired from her management career for a technicality she decided to focus less on “titles and salaries” and more on adding value to those around her. Thus, she decided to pursue a career in education. She is now an upper elementary school teacher, tutor, and Spanish instructor.
She founded Beaut&Beast Co. off that same passion of helping mothers and children. Although she has overcome many obstacles she wanted to create a space where information and other opportunities were readily available for other mothers.
Read on below for more insight on the meaning and message behind Beaut&Beast:
To become a leading community resource for teaching mothers and children the importance of self-fulfillment (how to tap into their talent and potential), self-love (knowledge of self and worth), and self-sufficiency (needing no outside help to satisfy basic needs).
To be a facilitator of change in the cycle of poverty, poor spiritual (mental, emotional, and physical) health, miseducation, lack of opportunity, and conformity within low income and minority communities. We aim to help change the foundations of future generations within families by educating mothers on how to facilitate such change from within.
Beaut&Beast will inform mothers on the different opportunities that entrepreneurship, education (both formal and informal), and financial literacy afford via blogs, memberships, and eCourses. We will teach children critical thinking skills, independence, self-identity, self-love, and the importance of education via fun interactive educational tools.
If you can dream it, then it’s possible