Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs organize and operate a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.

$0,000 - $100,000+

Education Varies

Demand based on industry

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Teshyla Bailey

Grassroots Organizer, Founder of Sis to Sis Toronto

Through my post-secondary education beginning with Sociology, Women’s and Gender studies, I began to understand how my traumatic experiences, and the experiences of other young women, were impacted by systems of oppression. This was a pivotal moment for me as I recognized the power in my personal story and knew that it did not have to end in shame. Instead, I channeled what I learned into holding space for others and launched Sis to Sis Toronto.

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What is your educational background?
BA-Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies

What are your daily resposibilities?
• Spearheads project planning and coordination while adhering to requirements of varying granting bodies, including City of Toronto and Ontario Trillium Foundation, to carry out culturally relevant programs for Black and racialized youth between the ages of 16-29.
• Conceptualizes and implements action plans for six programs focused on capacity building and personal development.
• Uses traditional and non-traditional strategies for youth engagement, including social media campaigns and email marketing.
• Develops contingency plans and budgets to cover project changes and unexpected challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What advice would you give to the 15 – 18 year old version of yourself?
I would tell her: Continue nurturing discernment and make decisions that align with my passions and values. My favourite quote to keep in mind-Seek advice from those who’ve been where you want to be.

Core Responsibilities

01.

Coordinate and operate all day to day tasks. 

02.

Research industry and raise funds to support the business operations

03.

Manage employees, market products/services, ensure that finances are in order

Typical Workplace
  • Self employed
  • Spend a lot of time working in meetings and in leadership
  • Most work all day in some capacity

Attributes & Abilities 

Creativity Skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Organized & detail-oriented
Hands on
Collaborative Skills
Mathematical skills
Grade 11

English (ENG3C/U)
Mathematics (MCR3U/MBF3C)
Cooperative Education (Recommended)

Grade 12

English (ENG4U/ENG4C1)
Mathematics (MHF4U/MAP4C) (MDM4U/MCV4U recommended)

*Additional 4U/M Courses For University Candidates*

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