Meet Vendela Lilliestråle


Describe yourself in three words!
Curious, happy and motivated.
What inspired you to found Qalora and start Business and Dreams?
We founded Qalora since we noticed a gap in the market where fast-growing tech startups had a hard time finding the support they needed when raising capital. We founded Business & Dreams with the goal to empower and inspire women to invest and start companies.
What does being healthy mean to you?
Healthy for me is when a person is feeling well mentally as well as making good choices for their physical health.
How does your workout routine typically look like?
I love running because of the feeling you get afterwards. I also love to bike which I do a lot during the summer. I walk a lot too. Walking is perhaps not viewed as a typical excercise but that is one of my favorite things to do while listening to music or a podcast. During the summer I often go hiking in the mountains in the north of Sweden.
What motivates and inspire you, both regarding health and work?
I feel motivated to take care of my health when learning about the benefits it gives you in life and at work. I believe that young people especially may take their health for granted but once you lose it you realize it is the most important thing we have.
What is you favourite motivational quote (if you have one)?
I like "Life is not what happens to you, it is how you react to it". This quote reminds me of the importance of gratefulness and appreciation for all things in life.
Something that most people don’t know about you?
Regarding walking I sometimes walk ridiculously long distances. When I was in Paris one summer I decided to visit Versailles and without even consider taking the train I walked back and forth. In total that was over 10 hours of walking. I had time to catch up on a lot of podcasts that day.