Who is Betsy?
The story of how I named my company is one of my most favorite stories to tell. Who is Betsy? While Betsy isn’t a real person, she does represent two very influential women in my life: my grandmothers.
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My Mimi was a firecracker. She was constantly telling jokes and keeping people on their toes. She taught me that you have to have FUN in life. It’s ok to be a little sassy now and then.
My Grammy has always been a steward of social etiquette. Holiday dinners at her home were always a fancy affair and my sister and I learned at a young age how to set a formal place setting. She taught me the importance of etiquette.
Together, my grandmothers taught me that you must always know the etiquette for the party you’re walking into and once you’re there, make sure you have some fun too. I’ve taken this lesson and applied it to much of my life. And, I find that it applies particularly well to social media. Because, after all, we are still talking to people on the other side of that tweet, now, aren’t we.
Meet Team Betsy
Chief Engagement Officer & Founder
Lauren Ramsey is a Social Story Teller. Throughout her life, she has lived in five countries and visited thirty countries across four continents. At a young age, she not only knew how to adapt to new environments, cultures, and ways of life, but she did not see it as anything other than normal. Throughout her life and career, this unique skillset has complimented her analytical mind and helped her to adapt to new teams, understand problems from a different point of view and find new ways to tackle and solve any problem.
Lauren graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX with a double major in Managment Information Systems and Business. In high school, her passion for technology led her to sign up for HTML and C++ courses, and her passion for story-telling compelled her to write a journal of her High School memories complete with trinkets, mementos, and photos that she passed around each week to her friends to help them re-live and remember their times together. You could say, it was her first blog before blogs even existed. In her college years, she studied business, finance, marketing, and management as well as software design, data analysis, and coding. After graduating from college, she worked full time in IT Project Managment and part-time at Radio Disney. She has managed million dollar projects as well as learned branding and promotions from the best in the business.
Lauren has built a career around celebrating the creativity of others, while also measuring and analyzing the success of their creative pursuits, and being flexible enough to chase different answers if the current plan isn’t working. On a daily basis, she can be found creating social media strategies and posts for her clients at Betsy Bash, and content strategy, articles and podcast episodes for LaurenIgnited.com, an online magazine for music, food, travel and culture enthusiasts.
Social Media Strategist
Leslie hails from Chicago and is always getting into something creative in the city of “Big Shoulders.” From the food to the music, to the culture, she is constantly inspired. When she’s not eating her way through different neighborhoods, Leslie works with Team Betsy. She is currently working on an art/alt-style web zine that features women creatives in Chicago called Never Heard of Her. One day she hopes to take over the internet and the world.