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.


Jessica O’Connor  |  Jessica is owner of Jessalee Designs, a company that features custom hand-stamped jewelry, key chains, and leather earrings. She started her business to create jewelry with her children’s names and motivational quotes for herself. Each letter is individually hand-stamped, making every item unique and custom. Jessica comes up with new ideas to offer a variety of products and personalized gifts. This company has become her passion and inspiration and she enjoys creating items that makes other feel special. According to Jessica, “When you do something you love, it’s not work!”

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  |  TO COME