A seed was incubating in my thoughts for more than a decade.
Rooted in my experience as a single teen mom, I dreamt of creating communities for girls without support or financial means, and establishing residential and education centers for them.
They would become stakeholders of sustainable communities.
They would lift each other as they climbed.
My audacious vision provided everything they needed for their health and safety, education, personal development, financial autonomy, and networks for a joy filled life.
As I dared to dream bigger, I pictured each small, self-sustaining centers becoming part of an expanding global network, with reciprocity and cultural exchanges.
I believe the more we know and understand about each other, the more we will embrace and celebrate our diversity and uniqueness.
I am convinced the more we empower women and children by providing them the training, support, and confidence to raise their own tide level, all boats will rise, and the ripple will become a tsunami of love, well-being, collaboration, and celebration.
When women do well, economies flourish, and peace spreads.
I have nurtured this dream, allowing it to grow and flow “on my mental drawing board.
I doodled models for housing and common areas, imagined types, of business that the girls would manage to create consistent, scalable income, and the teachers, speakers, and supporters that we would attract.
I already know the name of the first community. It will be called ‘The Charlotte’ in honour of my mother.
As more communities are opened around the world, each one will be a tribute to a woman who lifted others.
Today, I am one rung higher on the ladder of making my dream a reality.
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How does your passion translate into your purpose?
You are never too young or too old to uncover the answers.
If you aren’t sure how to begin to write the script for your next and most fulfilling role in life, I am here to help you.
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About the Host:
Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst
Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander (Banerjee) cultivated an award-winning, $10+ million global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.
Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.
With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.
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