Nearly two decades into her career with a local non-profit, Paula was on track to become the organization’s Executive Director. But after taking a Personal Development course, she discovered that although her work with the non-profit aligned with her values, beliefs and major skills, it was no longer satisfying her creative needs and personality and didn’t support her intrinsic passion for fashion. So in the fall of 2011, she enrolled in the Self-employment Training course and took one giant leap towards entrepreneurship. The class helped her narrow her business focus, and she launched DETTAmoda a few months later. She loves being able to uplift women through their wardrobe choices.