This International Women’s Day, I encourage everyone to reflect on the importance of community and how crucial it is to find a peer group that inspires and challenges you.
It’s tough running a business and wearing multiple hats, all while bearing the pressure to be everything to everyone. Yes, it can be satisfying pursuing your passion and pouring in all of that sweat equity, but it also can feel isolating and lonely at times.
There are many ways for women in business to find a community to share ideas, support each other, and feel part of a larger cause. For example, there are great networking groups such as Monday Girl or Girlboss that provide an open space to build relationships and get inspired.
Women entrepreneurs bring so much to the Canadian economy, including unique perspectives and experiences, but you don’t have to do this alone.
Canada Country Manager, Xero
Faye Pang is the Canada Country Manager for Xero, the global small business platform dedicated to making business beautiful. Prior to joining Xero, Faye helped launch the Uber Eats app in Toronto in December 2015, scaling the business from 80 restaurants on launch day to 20,000 partners by the end of her tenure. Faye is a passionate champion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and was the first female general manager at Uber Canada.”