A.W.E. Spotlight – An Exclamation Point Life

In an effort to always bring you the latest and greatest information, I am happy to present another installment of our Advisory of Women Entrepreneurs Spotlight on Success interview series.

We designed this series to, not only showcase our community of amazing women entrepreneurs, but to also share their best tips, strategies and insights for wanna-be and established women entrepreneurs. Our mission for this community is to bring an incredible group of women together to inspire, motivate, and support women in business by networking, collaborating, and, in the case of this spotlight series, showing you why they shine so brightly!

This week I am excited to share an energy-packed interview with Elena Patrice, Co-Founder of Websites Give Back.

In our interview Elena shares…

  • How she transitioned from losing everything to starting over,
  • Why targeting a niche is so important for business success,
  • The advantage women have in business by taking a softer, more relational approach,
  • And why you must do your homework to know your market, and balance your passion with a measured approach.

You will love Elena’s passion and energy for the small business owner that shines through in our interview. Enjoy!

Thank you for watching. If you are interested in joining A.W.E. and becoming a featured guest on the new Spotlight on Success Show in 2012 CLICK HERE for more information.


Elena Patrice is an entrepreneur and single mother of a 5-year-old, as well as Co-Founder and Co-Owner of WebsitesGiveBack, where good business and good will come together. WebsitesGiveBack helps small businesses (specifically the trades) by providing complete website packages with no monthly fees or contract for a flat rate. WGB also supports charitable causes by donating 20% of the cost of each of website, on behalf of their customers, to a charity of their customer’s choice. We operate on the principal of the 3 Cs: Company-Customer-Cause. Family owned and operated.

Our mission is to serve as advocates to small business by creating high quality, affordable websites while providing a superior customer experience. Through our website service we are committed to raise $60K for various charitable organizations in 2011.

Elena is also previous company co-founder and co-owner of ee Media (pronounced “double e”) co-author of the multiple award-winning children’s book series Nana Star. Women in Toys Finalist 2009 – Nominated in two categories: Women to Watch and Entrepreneur of the Year. Connect with Elena on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and her video blog.


  1. Posted September 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Such an inspiring interview – so refreshing to see a service-driven professional talk about what they love doing the most & you can tell Elena is the type who would under-promise & over-deliver in spades! As well as a well defined niche, I feel this is what separates the real winners from the also-rans, & I have a feeling that Elena’s business will go from strength to strength simply from the stellar service focus alone. Thanks for sharing Shannon & Elena.

    • Posted September 16, 2011 at 9:15 am | Permalink | Reply

      You’re incredibly kind Grant – thank you so much!! Your thoughts and comment truly made my day and offers such me hope … I am beyond grateful!

      Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

      Much kindness,


  2. Posted September 15, 2011 at 9:42 am | Permalink | Reply

    Well Shannon, you are the bestest ;)! I had so much fun with my first “Skype” experience with you and you are a great, knowledgeable interviewer. It was truly a privilege and an honor. You make the world a better place. You relate so well to your audience and make them feel like they can accomplish anything (which they can!) and that makes you first-rate in my opinion.

    Ma’am you are such an inspiration – thank you for ALL you do for others!

    Have a fantabulous day!

    Abundant kindness,


    • Posted September 15, 2011 at 10:49 am | Permalink | Reply

      Elena, Thank you for brining great wisdom, tips and insight to my audience. As far as Skype goes, you are a natural and didn’t miss a beat. 🙂 I am so happy to have been able to share the beautiful and heart-centered work you do with your clients with my readers. Keep up the great work! What you do inspires me! Shannon

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