Founder – A Love of Tennis Inc. 

I am passionate about changing people’s lives for the best. I believe everyone has the unique power within them to be the best they can be. I use tennis as a vehicle to develop the next generation of leaders and change communities one at a time by implementing team tennis programs with core values and character development, to bring out the best in people. We focus on underserved areas where we give hope, belief and confidence to those who have none. At eight years old my mother and brother were instantly killed in a car crash and my life changed forever. However, I always felt blessed to be alive and felt strongly that some day I would give back to kids especially those with little self confidence or hope. My brother would have loved tennis and it is so much fun so kids love to be in our program. That is why tennis combined with so many important life lessons such as honesty, teamwork and optimism provide the confidence and inspiration to so many kids who need it most. 

What is your favourite part of being a member of the WBN? If you are a newer member, what do you hope to give or receive from your membership in the WBN? 

To meet so many inspiring women who dream big everyday to make their companies and businesses better.

What’s the business advice you would give today to your younger self? 

Take risks and don’t be afraid to try new things. You might surprise yourself!

Who would be invited to your dream dinner party?

Michelle Obama because she inspires young girls to be the best they can be through getting quality education. I believe so much in good education and by providing our kids with confidence I encourage them to follow their dreams by getting a great education. She also believes in developing leaders and lifting up communities just like me. She really is an inspiration and I hope to meet her one day!

What’s one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I have nine grandchildren!

 

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