Giving back: educating youth on entrepreneurship
Updated: Dec 4, 2018
This one means a lot to me. Everything I’ve been doing in business feeds into making me a better human being, connect with others at a deeper level and actually, help & support others in fulfilling their own trajectory and dreams.
I immigrated from France to Canada in 2000—you can read a bit of my story in my profile - I was from a privileged background but I have nonetheless been a victim of discrimination and racism. So I was excited when I was asked to help out with La Passerelle-I.D.É program. With this program, #Canada and #France are sponsoring a group of French youth from low-income backgrounds to travel to Toronto and learn more about #entrepreneurship. I’m honoured to be meeting them as part of their tour!
This program speaks to me because in many ways, these young people and I share lots in common. I know where they’re at. They need hope! And I am so humbled to be able to show them how hard work, dedication and a refusal to give up could help shape their futures in the business world. Thanks to Léonie Tchatat for asking me to be part of their journey. French news outlet L'Express for the first time discussed their upcoming trip, with a mention.