We’ve all heard the quote:
‘There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women. -Madeleine Albright
Well, Anne Day founder of Company of Women has a special place in my heart for all she does to SUPPORT women!
To quote Anne:
“As women, our lives are like a tapestry, made up of the different threads, all woven into the fabric of who we are, and who we can become. Through Company of Women, we wish to weave wisdom,warmth and wellness into your everyday life. We want to inspire you to achieve your full potential and to realize your dreams.” -Anne Day
Anne is an entrepreneur, founder of Company of Women, co-founder of thegoodenoughproject.ca, blogger for the Huffington Post and Bizwomen, author, and editor of Puslinch Pioneer.
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Company of Women is an organization that supports, connects and promotes women entrepreneurs, which I started back in 2003 because I was working at home and finding it very isolating. I felt sure other women felt the same way. So I put an ad in the paper, booked a speaker and 165 women turned out, so I knew then that I was on to something.
After two years of running both my consulting business and Company of Women, I closed down my consulting practice. Company of Women was way more fun and I knew I was making a difference. Today we have over 300 members, from lawyers and accountants to fashion designers, and women in the skilled trades. It is a diverse and rich group of inspirational women and I feel fortunate to work with them as they grow their businesses. We host around 80 events a year, both in person and virtually.
Over the years we’ve helped thousands of women get over their self doubt and forge ahead with their business ideas. Word of mouth has been our biggest source of referrals – women attend our events and then tell their friends. I am active on social media – blogging, sharing information and creating awareness.
In many ways because I am a small business owner myself, I know my target audience because I am part of it. This keeps me real and on top of what to offer. In fact, I share my story in my book – Day by Day: Tales of Business, Life and Everything in Between.
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