The Pearl Next Door

This post is part of a series of branded posts sponsored by BlueJeans. The focus of the series — part of a paid partnership between BlueJeans and CircleAround — is on women business owners and how they are navigating the complexities and challenges of contemporary business, from the pandemic to the economy. BlueJeans is the official video conferencing partner of CircleAround.

The last time we saw Lorena Camargo, the former receptionist-turned-CEO was triumphantly launching a new aspect of her courier business, Pearl Logistics.

The heartwarming story of the Los Angeles-based daughter of immigrants who was rising higher and higher in the courier and logistics business has moved so many — particularly those who watched CircleAround's Women in Business series. That series captured, in four episodes, Camargo's interactions with business coach Mary Cravets, founder of Simply Get Clients, and Cravets' advice helped Camargo reach levels she never dreamed possible.

The journey moved so many of our readers that we sent one of our writers, Simbi Hall, to catch up with Camargo for a "where are they now" interview.

Camargo is one of the first participants in that video series, produced by CircleAround and its two partners, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Verizon Business (the interview was recorded on Verizon's BlueJeans platform).

Visit here to read more about the series. And ICYMI, you can follow Camargo along her journey in the four-episode series below:

Episode 1: From Part-Time Receptionist to CEO: Women in Business Video Series
Episode 2: How to Navigate a Male-Dominated Industry: Women in Business Video Series
Episode 3: Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Courier: Women in Business Video Series
Episode 4: A Big Risk Takes Off: Women in Business Video Series

Also, watch the story of another CircleAround CEO, Annie LaVerdure-Weller, who turned a health battle for her life into an astonishing new business idea.


CircleAround is operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Girl Scouts of the USA. The site serves adult women nationwide by providing content that is uplifting, thought-provoking, and useful. We make revenue distributions back to GSUSA so they can further their mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

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