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Welcome to Her Success Story.

Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Feb 6, 2023

Ari Krzyzek

This week Ivy Slater, host of Her Success Story, chats with her guest, Ari Krzyzek. The two talk about the bold moves she took to build her business, the challenges of starting Chykalophia, and strategies for success in building a business’ website.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Where the idea of Chykalophia originated, and how Ari and her husband began this business
  • What bold moves she took to find the resources needed to expand a career in the freelance world
  • What challenges she and her husband came across, and the boundaries that were created in their professional and personal relationship to propel their success in a forward direction
  • How she found “the right support” in the Chicago community of entrepreneurs, and why that helped her to find her way 
  • What drove Ari and her husband to write a book in the middle of starting a business while raising a child
  • Ari’s suggestions for beginning your business’ website with a strategy for success
  • How they navigated the hard parts of letting go and receiving help in their business

Co-founder and chief creative officer of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia), Ari Krzyzek helps Femtech DTC and women-led companies craft a brand that delights their customers beyond a pretty design, delivers no-brainer user experience, and gets them the clarity they need to for their business to thrive online. 

She has over 10 years of branding and design experience, is a certified brand strategist, and UX expert. She has transformed business vision into a tangible form that helps set their business apart from their competitors. As her diverse client roster attests, the one constant in her work is spot-on design for major impact every time. She’s the co-host of Halo Femtech Podcast, a podcast that honors disruptive innovators and change-makers advancing women’s health. 

Furthermore, she serves as a design consultant, mentor, and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through the #1 ranked private business incubator in the world, 1871 Chicago, Interaction Design Foundation, Ms.Tech, and ADPList.