Meet the Ladies who (Side) Hustle


Are you multi-talented? Have a skill that you want to market? Or, maybe a hobby that could bring in some extra income or even evolve into a business? Listen and learn from a group of women who have supplemented their income, engaged their passions, and created a community by operating a side hustle in addition to their day job. Hear how they found a way to maximize their time and skills to create a gig of their own and generate more income. You’ll walk away energized to set aside time, resources, and determine your sellable skill.


Olga Treko  |  Olga a doctor of physical therapy with a passion to help every woman to know as much as she can about her body. Her training helped her to share her love for health, wellness, and fitness with others. To take her skills “beyond the clinic,” she started OlgieStyle to share where, for the past two years, she has inspired, motivated, and connected with women in Central Massachusetts and beyond. Her brand has grown into a true side hustle. Olga is a practicing women’s health and pelvic floor specialist. She works at a firm in Worcester and is a wife and mother.

Cindy Gray  |  By day, Cindy reengineers fortune 500 companies as head of her own consulting firm. Then, about 3 years ago, she found her calling as a comedian – her side hustle. She performs in and produces shows throughout New England  including at WooHaHa; Comix at Mohegan, and at the Broadway Comedy Club in NYC among others. She also serves on boards and development committees helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local non-profits over the course of the 13 years she has lived Worcester.  She was recently featured in the Telegram & Gazette.

Kristen Lucas  |  Producer, founder, filmmaker, and hustler. In just a few years Kristen managed to go from specializing in brand marketing for companies like T.J.Maxx, HomeGoods and Staples to independently producing award-winning films, docu-series, commercials and social media videos.  With her side passion for telling stories about badass women, Kristen continues to hustle 7 days a week creating content through her production company, Goldilocks Productions. Along the way she also managed to found Respect Her Hustle, a brand celebrating women who break the mold and don’t look back as well as launch a podcast, and raise her son as a single mom. Planning to sleep when she’s dead, Kristen’s relentless hustle finds opportunity where others find dead ends.

Katie Bilotta  |  After a 12-year career in political event planning & public policy in Washington, DC and Boston, Katie started her real estate career with ERA Key Realty Services in 2002.  While her “main hustle” has recently changed, Katie continues to grow her almost 20 year real estate consulting business as a Realtor into a successful yet time consuming and challenging “side hustle”.  In 2019, Katie joined WPI as the Director of Community Relations, got married and completed renovations on an 1888 carriage house where she resides with her husband. Despite all those changes, Katie expects to finish 2 real estate consulting projects and close 15 real estate transactions in 2020.