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Anne Day

Anne Day has had an eclectic career from heading up charities to editor of a national magazine to working for government, but the focus has always been on women and 
children. As founder of Company of Women, her passion is seeing women realize their potential – be it in their career or their business. Making a difference is what drives me. Visit Anne @ www.companyofwomen.co.

Network Founder, Entrepreneur, Anne Day

Tell us a little something about your business...

I am often asked why I started Company of Women. It wasn’t that altruistic nor did I have a great vision, I started the organization 16 years ago because I wanted to meet like-minded women and make some friends. I had a consulting practice but found it lonely working at home and felt sure other women business owners felt the same way. They did. At my first event 165 women were in the audience.

Fast forward to today and we have six chapters across southern Ontario, 350 members and host around 170 events a year, including an annual conference. I love what I do. Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing a woman blossom and grow.

When was your lightbulb moment?

There have been several over the years, but when we were interviewing a friend for the Good Enough book, she shared how Gloria Steinem believes as adults we can re-create our childhood by introducing what was missing back then. She then asked me what was missing from my childhood? As an only child I replied without hesitation, sisters. I then realized that through Company of Women I have been creating my own sisterhood, my own family.

What are your three words of advice?

For most of my life I thought that doing things I found difficult were good for my growth and development. That is certainly true to a degree. However, now that I am doing what comes easy, I feel such freedom. It is truly liberating!

Three words of advice...

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Anne Day has had an eclectic career from heading up charities to editor of a national magazine to working for government, but the focus has always been on women and 
children. As founder of Company of Women, her passion is seeing women realize their potential – be it in their career or their business. Making a difference is what drives me. Visit Anne @ www.companyofwomen.co.

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