Getting to Know Z 🐝

Z standing on a red bridge, with a yellow hat and black leather jacket. Smiling holding a bouquet of sunflowers

A Little Bit About "Z"

Hola y’all, my name is Susannah Carbajal, but please call me Zana (or Z). I am a wife, mama of four, advocate for all, podcast host, creative, and retail technology senior leader working to inspire everyone on planet earth to believe in themselves. 

As my children were born, I struggled to align my personal and professional goals and constantly felt like I was at a crossroads. I sensed I had to choose motherhood over personal and professional endeavors. I had a wake-up call when I found out I was pregnant with twin girls in 2017. How could I expect my babies to be whole-hearted adults if I continued to blame them for my inability to show up as my true self?

In 2018, I ventured on a personal growth journey, pouring into my mind, body, heart, and soul. I realized I didn’t have to choose between my family and passions.

My life was not this or that, rather a this AND that. As my cup overflowed, I poured into other people, igniting self-belief and development in my personal and professional “fields.” What I learned, was having the courage to try is contagious. 

As a co-owner of the Strong Sunflowers, my mission is to help women develop a growth mindset to achieve their personal and professional goals and inspire others to do the same.  

Zana hand in hand with her family
Zana looking to the sky with a hand on her head. Looking towards a bouquet of sunflowers