It all started when…

I was a kid.  My mom handed me a copy of The Wealthy Barber, and told me how important it was for me as a woman to be financially independent, so that it was always me who got to decide what I wanted to do in life. 

Throughout my teenage years, we'd talk about how women who relied on their husbands or their families for their income could end up stuck in terrible or hopeless situations. My mom pointed out how problems like unwanted teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, and illiteracy often have an economic component. 

In addition to encouraging me to be independent, she also set an example by volunteering with organizations like the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association. She taught me the importance of supporting yourself, and of enabling others to do the same.* 

 


That's why I donate 5% of all revenue
to women entrepreneurs via Kiva Loans. 

 

 

Kiva is a micro-lending organization that provides loans to small businesses around the world. Donations are loaned and re-loaned once the initial loan has been repaid, creating a virtuous circle of economic stimulation. 

"When women work, they invest 90 percent of their income back into their families, compared to 35 percent for men." I invest in women to help them have better opportunities, raise healthier families, and lead happier lives. 

That's also why I primarily work with women entrepreneurs. I'm dedicated to helping women reach their financial goals and find their own purpose in life. 

 
Women working at Concepción de Ataco, El Salvador. Photo by  Max Panamá  on  Unsplash
 

* Shout out to my wonderful dad, too, who taught me about integrity, hard work, and how to focus on what really matters.