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Take a moment to reflect on YOUR journey

Every year, there’s more and more to celebrate when it comes to the progress women have made in business and entrepreneurship.  Increasing numbers of women are embracing the freedom and challenges that come with creating their own path and starting their own companies.

As we celebrate our achievements, milestones and success, It’s important to appreciate the journey.  Ladies, take a moment to reflect on YOUR journey, where you’ve come from and be excited for what lies ahead.

My advice to you.   Don’t compare yourself to anyone.  Your journey, is your journey.

See yourself as an Entrepreneur, not a Woman Entrepreneur.

Be open to change, collaboration and going against the grain.  Do things YOUR way.

Continue to learn, grow, network and evolve.

Consider participating in a Trade Mission.  Look for a mentor and be a mentor to another business owner.

Embrace your mistakes.  Learn from failures. Give yourself grace.

Dream big. Be Bold.  Take chances. Believe in yourself…and don’t forget to pay it forward.  There’s an entrepreneur in the same place you were last month or last year that may need your help, support or word of advice.

Andria Barrett

Founder of The Diversity Agency Speaker, Facilitator & Consultant, The Diversity Agency

Andria Barrett is the Founder of The Diversity Agency and is an award-winning Entrepreneur.  The Diversity Agency provides speaking, training and consulting services to business owners & non-profit organizations.  Andria is also a Co-Founder of The Banker Ladies Council where her focus is on helping women-led entrepreneurs through mutual aid.

She serves as a board member to the Culinary Tourism Alliance, Help A Girl Out (HAGO) and has been appointed as a member of Humber College’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC). She is also an Activator with SheEO/Coralus.

Andria is a member of the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee with the Peel Regional Police & a popular Judge for awards including the Canadian SME Awards & Canadian Mortgage Awards.   She also leads the SheaMoisture DreamFund Grant program awarding $50,000 to Black female entrepreneurs in Canada yearly.

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