Over the years we’ve been inspired by many accomplished women. We’ve read about “leaning in” and negotiating for what we want and deserve. We’ve been moved by women like Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, Tracy Moore, Christine Sinclair, Lilly Singh and most recently, Kamala Harris. Which makes us wonder — how did they manage their careers before they became household names? How did they manage teams, make decisions and balance their life?
Instead of trying to recreate their history, we decided to ask our network of accomplished women from different fields how they manage their career. How their presence made a difference in the workplace. These women may not all be familiar names (yet!) but they are a true inspiration to us. They are your everyday FABULOUS women. The ones with a strong work ethic and the ability to get sh*t done while uplifting one another.
We think it’s time the world is inspired by women like you, to help educate why our diverse opinions matter and start a meaningful conversation.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting stories and eventually launching a podcast about the women we’ve reached out to for this project.
Help spread the word! #FuelTheVision
Who We Are
Samiksha Khanna, CPA, CMA
Samiksha has a background in Finance and Operations working in Tech companies over the last 20 years. She is one of the founding members of The Big Push, Project Fabulous and currently the COO at Uberflip.
She has worked internationally focusing on designing and implementing business operations, developing policies that promote company culture and vision and establishing go-to market plans.
She is the Founder of Spodek & Co., a Founding Partner of and active contributor to The Big Push, and co-developed the Digital Strategy and Communications Management certificate program at University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Learn more.
Julie Cole is a recovered lawyer, mom of six and co-founder of Mabel’s Labels. She has helped her company bring their product to a worldwide market, gain media recognition and win countless entrepreneur awards. Cole is a serial entrepreneur, regular television...
I started my first business when I was 26 and pregnant with my first child. Over the last 20 years, I grew that first business with awards and recognition for being a top performer in the system until I sold it in 2015. During those 20 years, I expanded with...
Yollanda is a mom, a teacher, an engineer, an innovator, and an entrepreneur on a mission. She is an engineer in her third career and has developed language, math and girl empowerment programs tailored to the needs of each student - because everyone has different...