Erin Arvizu

Owner of Wild Orchid Baby

I guess I think a lot of women wish they had the type of work-life balance that I have. After I had my daughter I worked part time three days a week and now I have my own business which I work six days a week now which is crazy, but I have the flexibility to have my daughter here and to do what I need to do.  I would just like to encourage women if that’s what you want out of life to go and get it. It’s not going to be easy but you can, if I can do it.

Erin Arvizu was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1983 and attended Framingham State University. She lives on Mill Street in Worcester with her husband, Philippe Arvizu and their daughter Olivia. She is currently pregnant with their second child, a boy. With a wide variety of jobs under her belt, years of experience, and great passion, this past year, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of opening her own business. She succeeded in 2012 when she opened Wild Orchid Baby, located in the Piccadilly Pub Plaza on Shrewsbury Street. Erin loves her work as she is educating mothers on the importance of using safe, ecofriendly products for not only themselves, but for their newborn babies. Erin elaborates that it is extremely important to balance family life, giving her children a great childhood, and maintaining a successful career. Erin Arvizu helps create the insider world of women in business as she has independently opened her own business and successfully achieved her dream. Erin leaves people with a message that embodies her as an individual with her focused and steadfast mentality. It is “Go after your dream. Figure out how to make it happen and do not make excuses.”

Interview
Interview Date: 
March 25, 2013
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