I have a problem with people who talk about glass ceilings for women as an excuse for not achieving. One of the most important things I do is avoid blaming my gender for hurdles that are present. The mindset of a disadvantaged person is very bad. I never became fearful when people said, “You cannot do that.” In my opinion, being female is an advantage in business because we can bring a different perspective.
Bio: LuAn Mitchell took over her husband's company after his death and refused to sell the business despite being pressured to do so. Despite never having held a corporate job in the company, she assumed the role of chairperson. She led the Saskatchewan-based company through five years of unprecedented expansion and built annual sales up to $300 million. Provided by: www.survivingadversity.com
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