Passionately Empowering Women
Donna Gamache is a woman driven by passion, enthusiasm and success. Every day she helps more female business owners enjoy greater success through networking, mentoring and developing their authentic personal image. She is an inspiring, real-life success story who motivates others through her commitment, dedication and results.
She revealed her naturally innovative business smarts when she first moved to St. Louis in 1990 and turned the “normal” job-seeker’s dilemma on its head. Upon finding out that all the positions and salaries she was be offered were menial compared to what she envisioned, she launched her own computer training and consulting firm. Through her new business, Desktop Consulting, she worked with the very same companies who interviewed her, but instead of being an hourly in-house trainer, she garnered higher fees as a consultant. Since then, she has worked as an independent IT consultant for companies such as Monsanto, AT&T, Anheuser-Busch, Maritz and Edward Jones.
And that was just the beginning of Donna Gamache’s success story. In the past twenty years her business success and leadership insights have inspired countless other women to create the businesses of their dreams. Her self-confidence and never-ending desire to learn are at the core of her success.
During her six years as executive managing director of the Greater St. Louis chapter of eWomenNetwork, one of the fastest-growing women’s membership networking groups in the nation, she reached out to hundreds of entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Her experience as a boutique owner put her in touch with how frustrating shopping is for many people, and helped her recognize her gift for helping individuals easily find what fits their personal style and shape.
Donna was inspired to redefine her business and focus on helping business owners create a powerful, authentic presence because she saw, time and time again, how many entrepreneurs fail to back up the mission and vision they have for their business with their own style and presentation.
As an image strategist, Donna is an expert in personal style and helping people look their best. As a mentor, she is eager to share her skill-set and experience with others. She believes that every time an aspiring entrepreneur connects with a successful woman business owner, an invaluable blueprint is created for the success of women everywhere. There are a number of ways that Donna promotes these types of interactions.
She is the host of the “Gamache Panache” radio show where she interviews boutique owners and successful entrepreneurs in a number of different industries. She also co-hosted “Women Inspiring Women” with Sabrina Underwood, on WGNU AM 920 where they shared resources and interviewed local women in business so they could share real-life success stories about struggling, learning, and achieving.
Donna’s mission is to help entrepreneurs and professionals be more successful through speaking, teaching and one-on-one style strategy sessions. She is inspired to share throughout her work how living from the inside out helps people become authentic and magnetic.
She is happily married to photographer, Stephen Gamache and has two adult sons. As of October 2010 they became proud grandparents. Donna dedicates at least one day of every week to spending time with her grandson.