Watch Me Rise Scholarship
Every woman needs a team, an orchestra, a private IG group chat encouraging her to believe in her dreams, to commit to her life, and to follow through on the vision she has that keeps her up at night, that follows her to the grocery store, that nudges at her when she’s serving tables or in board meetings, or doing anything that isn’t, the dream.
The Watch Me Rise Scholarship is as much a scholarship as it is a statement and outcry for any entrepreneurial or artistic woman who has ever had to go to the bank only to be denied a loan because her dream isn’t seen as credible or lucrative. For every woman entrepreneur who right now wants to take her existing business to the next level but doesn’t “qualify.” For the woman who has been scoffed at by family for sharing her dreams, who has had to keep her dreams hidden because her friends don’t understand, who has been given the cold shoulder from her partner or called crazy for wanting something more
This is for you.
The year 2019 was a difficult year for me. I closed down my coaching business and had to get two jobs to make sure I could afford to take care of my kids, the groceries, gas in the car, bills, life in general. It was hard. It felt like I had been defeated and was giving up. Somewhere deep down inside I knew there was something more for me I just couldn’t see it at the time.
Then October 2019 I spoke at a women’s empowerment summit called, The Great Canadian Woman Summit, and met my sisterhood of supporters that saw something in me that no one had fully been able to articulate to me before. They reached out to me and poured an abundance of love and encouragement into my life that I will forever be grateful for that experience. If it hadn’t been for that summit this scholarship wouldn’t exist. November 2019, while listening to a co-worker share her dreams with me and hearing that banks wouldn’t take her seriously for a loan, knowing she was working three jobs and incredibly gifted and talented at running an establishment it hit me. I can do something about this. I can create a solution because the political and financial institutions sure as hell weren’t going to.
“Watch Me Rise.
Watch me do the things that you said I couldn’t do.
Watch me create the business of my dreams.
Watch me take it to the next level.
Watch me R i s e.”
There is a rigorous application process. The woman that receives this scholarship will receive up to $10,000 to use for her start-up or existing business. She will receive 1:1 support from women in business who can coach and guide her to take it to the next level and the things she needs to know to help her succeed.
The application will open in Summer 2020. Until then, make sure you are signed up for my newsletter located at the top of this page so you know exactly when it opens. Thank you!