Enterprising Women have "The Courage to Succeed"

Thirty-six wildly diverse women live their dreams, write new book

(PRWEB) May 19, 2005 -- May is Entrepreneur month and at Company of Women, they have something special to celebrate – the publication of their first book, "The Courage to Succeed: Inspiring Stories from Enterprising Women" (ISBN 0-9735057-8-8, TRIMATRIX - BEL Learning Publications).

Company of Women celebrates people like Terri Smith, a Jamaican-Canadian who co-founded the AAT School to help children who don’t fit the traditional school system. Or Debbie Gracie-Smith, who started as a receptionist at a local real estate company and today is ranked #56 in the top 100 women entrepreneur list produced by Profit Magazine. "The Courage to Succeed: Inspiring Stories from Enterprising Women" showcases thirty-six women, all involved in Company of Women. These are success stories of women that have taken a personal and professional leap of faith. Each woman shows passion and courage to follow her dream, and prove to women everywhere that they can do it too.

"Joining Company of Women has helped me to meet a wide range of outstanding individuals, with some amazing talents", says Terri Smith. "I really feel at home in this group."

Women entrepreneurs have increased by more than two hundred percent in the last twenty years. As a result, women are seeking more opportunities to grow and network than ever before. Company of Women provides that support with its monthly dinner meetings, online and print directories as well as regular trade shows where women can showcase their products and services.

“There are so many how-to books out there”, observed Anne Day, Founder of Company of Women, “but there are few that are directed at women, and that tell it as it is.” She adds “We wanted to write a book that would inspire women to realize their dreams, and that would be honest about the trials and triumphs of starting a business.”

The Courage to Succeed sells for $20.00 plus shipping and can be ordered at www.companyofwomen.ca or call (905) 338-1771.

About Company of Women:
Founded in September, 2003, Company of Women has met with outstanding success, attracting over 300 members from across the GTA in its first year. An average of 150 women gather each month to hear the guest speaker who is usually a successful woman with an inspiring story to share. Their website is www.companyofwomen.ca reaches a wider audience, providing support and resources to women across Canada and Company of Women is poised to expand to other communities in the near future.

In August 2001, TRIMATRIX Management Consulting Inc. was founded by Sheryl Lubbock a collaborative content development expert. TRIMATRIX publication development team works with schools, companies, entrepreneurs and organizations. It brings together collections of stories and expert knowledge via hands-on facilitation, and virtual collaboration, content development and design. Books are published under TRIMATRIX - BEL (Business, Education, Life) Learning Publications and KfK (Kids for Kids) Books imprints. www.trimatrixconsulting.com.

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