The Profitable Way

Entrepreneurship and Community Development with Stephanie Dei

April 14, 2021 Robyn Gooding
The Profitable Way
Entrepreneurship and Community Development with Stephanie Dei
Show Notes

Today's episode is an interview that features Stephanie Dei. Stephanie is the Director of Partnerships at Ryerson University where she focuses on women's entrepreneurship and diversity and inclusion in corporate Canada. Previously, she worked with UN Women as the National Coordinator in Canada. 

In this episode, I get to chat with this profound trailblazer who has committed her life to being of service for the economic mobility of women.

Some of the topics we cover include: 

  • How Stephanie has balanced being a mother of four while pursuing her dreams
  • What Stephanie feels burdened to share with young women about the truth of what having it all means
  • The moment Stephanie and I experienced at an official event that changed the way I viewed modern work 
  • Workplace culture and the influence on economic mobility 
  • Entrepreneurship as the ONLY option for many women to succeed in economic systems and how we can ALL be ally’s 
  • Stephanie’s experience working in the entrepreneurial communities with Black female entrepreneurs in Canada 
  • Specific barriers and opportunities for Black entrepreneurs 
  • The role of entrepreneurship in community and international development 
  • Reclaiming identity and integrating traditional and culture 
  • Stephanie’s lens of connecting the local with the global and bringing it home again in the eco-system where we are all connected 
  • What it means to be yourself in your work 

You can learn more about the work Stephanie does or contact her directly with the following links:

To learn more about the experience of Black women entrepreneurs in Canada you can click here

You can also always find me at or on Instagram @robyn.gooding 

With love,

Robyn xo


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