Kristina Bouweiri
Business owner

Kristina Bouweiri

Owns and operates Reston Limousine, one of the D.C. area's largest limousine and shuttle services.


Juggling kids and a company

Q: How do you define success?

Success comes to those who work very hard and are able to identify an opportunity and turn it to their advantage. The hallmark of a successful person is the ability to be adaptable and problem-solve. In business, I define success as having a well-run, highly professional and ethical company, happy employees and customers.

I love challenges and thrive on problem-solving. If I'm told I can't do something, it makes me rise to the challenge even more. Early in my career, after winning my first government contract, a competitor tried to shut me down. Their efforts didn't slow me down, but made me work smarter and harder. The silver lining in that challenge was that I learned early lessons, leading to new and bigger opportunities for my company.

 As the mother of four children and a female CEO, I define my success as being able to handle both areas successfully.  I would not feel fulfilled if I accomplished one and not the other. I work as hard as possible to keep my company running well without jeopardizing my family life. Being a woman and a mom helps me operate my company with empathy, patience, and flexibility.

By Kristina Bouweiri  |  November 2, 2009; 2:04 AM ET  | Category:  Defining success Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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