Marissa McTasney – chosen to participate on an Expert Panel to examine the role of championing and mentor as tools to support women entrepreneurs entering into, and succeeding in, business.
Expert Panel on Championing and Mentorship for Women Entrepreneurs
September 29, 2015 Startup Canada Podcast – Finding Your Moxie with Marissa McTasney.
“Dream big, think the impossible, love passionately, and give generously.” This is the mantra Marissa McTasney created for herself. When McTasney started Moxie Trades, she didn’t have the skills, knowledge, experience or even a mentor. All she had was an opportunity. She dove in head-first, quickly landing a big contract with Home Depot and made a deal with Brett Wilson from Dragons’ Den. Now Moxie Trades is a successful handy-women apparel line that can be found in large retail stores across North America. How was McTasney able to transform an opportunity into a business? She created her own definition of success. In this edition of the Startup Canada Podcast with host Rivers Corbett, Marissa McTasney explains how she found her moxie, grew a company and became a champion for women in entrepreneurship and trades.
Starting October 1, 2015 Marissa McTasney joins StartUp Canada for the #EveryEntrepeneur Canadian Tour.
Literally, I have this beautiful painting of an elephant. As many events in my life the day this elephant came into my life was significant.
One of the groups I have connected with is Ladies Who Lunch Ottawa (LWL.) It’s for super-connectors, philanthropists and women in business. One of the posts that flew through by LWL newsfeed one day was about Bob Parsons; CEO, Founder of GoDaddy. He went on a $50,000 expedition to Africa. The report highlighted how he helped a community by murdering an elephant who was visiting nightly with his family and eating the crops. Hero Bob thought his good deed would include night vision goggles, guns and a plan of attack. Hero Bob killed the elephant and a community of people became savages and ripped the dead carcass apart. Continue reading →
The privilege is yours…leadership
There are leadership blogs and posts – Top # of Traits of a Successful Leader and Leaders do these # of things every day. In researching this blog, I even found this one: Top 100 Leadership and Influence Blogs. (seriously?) The ego reads these and goes… OK, I’m good – yep, got that one… OK, yep, I’m in the 5am club; OK yep, I’m a good listener, OK yep, I’m brave… Ego says, booya – I am a leader.
Hold up chief, not so fast! Continue reading →