Shauna Martin always aspired to be an attorney; as a child, her barbie doll (Sheryl) was also a lawyer. Shauna went through the University of Arkansas system to obtain all of her degrees and eventually graduated at the top of her class. After law school, she went straight to work for a corporation and begin her career.
She was one of the first generations that had an equal number of men and women in her graduating class. However, the number of women that are equity partners is not equivalent to the number of men that achieve this stature. It’s a major problem that is in this profession because it shows that ownership stake is unequally dispersed.
Nine years ago, Shauna Martin was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thirty days after her diagnosis, her sister was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Both of them were healthy women without a family history of cancer, which is why their diagnosis was shocking. Shauna and her sister were 31 and 33 years old when they went through this experience and had to endure treatment. After chemotherapy and several surgeries, Shauna felt broken and determined to find answers. What she realized was that it’s extremely important to watch the foods and substances that we put into our bodies.
Shauna Martin went on a journey for healing and found that green juice had a positive impact on her health. People’s curiosity began to spike once they consistently noticed that she would carry her juice everywhere she went. Seven years after the diagnosis and still working as a corporate attorney, Shauna began to make her juices at home and sell them at farmers markets. She knew she had something special when the green juice would immediately sell out whenever it was available for sale. It was here, that her journey as an entrepreneur began with Daily Greens.
Shauna Martin insists that you have to believe in what you do in order to get through the challenges that come with entrepreneurship; she believes 100% in green juice. Her passion and confidence push her through the difficulties that come with this territory. Shauna’s advice to others is to find something that you’re extremely passionate about because if that sentiment towards your product or service doesn’t exist, you may find the urge to quit when the path becomes uneasy and challenging.