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By Erica B Donaldson-Ellison

I am Erica B Donaldson-Ellison and was welcomed into this community when I joined the WinTrade directory in September 2020. We were all isolated at that time due to the devastating impact on business of the pandemic and like many working women, family life merged with business so that it was difficult to separate the two, and I was feeling isolated from colleagues and probably missing those supportive get togethers that had happened so often during coffee breaks. I began searching for a community of like-minded people with whom I could share my business dreams and plans.

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Connecting with women at different stages of their entrepreneurial journey.

What I found was a global family of eager, friendly and supportive members. I became fascinated by the fact that I was able to connect with people at different stages of the development of their business across the globe, I began to relish the opportunity to share and develop from the networking possibilities that were frequently offered from my initial foray into the free and informative scheduled Thursday lunch-time presentations.

For me, this was the first time that I had been able to be in the same room at the same time with such international speakers and seekers of knowledge and of unity. And after each meeting, I felt rejuvenated.

The family is always there. Actually, on a 24hr basis.

WinTrade has made it possible to schedule business meetings with chosen fellow entrepreneurs at mutually convenient times, and further, to invite other new participants and new faces to join in the conversation, as one should so wish.

Isn’t that what family is all about?

For me, it is definitely about being ourselves within a group meeting of our siblings and extended family members who support us, enrich us, share our passions, share our frustrations, help us to chat over and to find a solution to our problems using our collective mindsets and skills.

Each member is encouraged and supported to play their part to the best of their ability and to contribute to the whole, because in this interaction, we can all learn from each other. We can share snippets that enliven us and at the same time, as a benefit of our mutual virtual meetings, we can share a communal physical lunch, making lunchtimes a fun affair again!

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Networking yourself out of entrepreneurial solitude.

Certainly, the loneliness of a freelance writer and poet was easily remedied in this way by engaging with my new friends and it also perked me up for the ensuing days and for the challenge of the next work commitment.

Family members have an uncanny way of knowing just what you need and I have to thank my sisters for doing this, often just by pointing me in the right direction in order to connect with the best readily available resource that I didn’t know existed.

In becoming a member of the Wintrade global family, I found it possible to both enjoy my privacy when I needed it, as well as to choose when not to be alone. I also found warm connections and a majestic leader in Dr. Yvonne Thompson CBE, Founder and President of WinTrade Global, who simply waves her magic and makes it all possible.

Who needs any other fairy godmother?

And by the way, don’t forget to sharpen your communication skills as a woman entrepreneur in this week’s WinTrade Global Masterclass at 17:00 GMT on Thursday, 13th of January (Register Below)

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