Launching a startup is a tough task for any entrepreneur, especially if you have to balance the workload of another job.
But that wasn’t enough to stop Ann Lawrence, partner in the downtown L.A. office of DLA Piper. About this time last year, she launched Pink51, an online platform that connects shoppers with retailers that have women in leadership roles.
“I choose passion over balance,” Lawrence said. “If you love what you do, you have so much energy to do it. … But let’s just say I won’t ever be getting a manicure – that’s time I can’t waste.”