People love talking about “breaking barriers” nowadays. But what does that really mean? Who’s putting up these barriers and what does breaking those barriers look like?
When it comes to women in business, we have to draw a line in the sand of how much we are controlled by external factors that steer us from one wave into another. Because riding the wave of others, especially waves of power structures, media and its matrix, does nothing good for us or our confidence, self-esteem and empowerment.
In Canada, only 50 percent of businesses make it past five years. With mentorship, that number can jump to 70 percent. Despite such evidence, there still aren’t enough mentorship opportunities for social impact founders in Canada. What needs to change?
What are some of the goals you have for 2020 when it comes to your business?
One of the most pressing challenges of women entrepreneurs is to access the right support system, networks and mentors at early stages of business planning.