Leading with Candor | WEDO Pay It Forward | Calgary Business

People who know and like Anila say that she leads by candor. Apparently, it’s the polite way to say that she doesn’t put up with anyone’s BS.

When she first became CEO at the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary, people would say mean things to her, and people would gossip. It took Anila a while to understand the advice to get a thicker skin. 

Her own advice to other women leaders is two-fold. 1. Find women that can be your mentors and friend to share the experience. 2. Find your pit crew, because confidence comes from creating a supportive network that lets you be your true self.

Watch the interview to learn more about Anila’s leadership journey and her amazing work at the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary.

A bit about Anila: Anila Lee Yuen is the President and CEO at the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary and she’s a Recipient of the Governor General’s Award. She has over 25 years of experience the settlement sector, has worked in executive leadership roles for over 15 yeas, and is an active community volunteer.

You can connect with her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/anilaumarleeyuen/

Learn more about the Centre for Newcomers at https://www.centrefornewcomers.ca/

Sponsor Thank You:

I want to thank Dream Reach Achieve for their generous support of our WEDO mission “to support women entrepreneurs and the next generation of female entrepreneurs with scholarships, education and mentorship”, by enabling us to feature these inspirational women leaders.  You can learn more about Dream Reach Achieve at https://dreamreachachieve.com/

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About Milena and WEDO Pay It Forward: Milena is the sole owner and CEO of Nexus Exhibits and a passionate ambassador for entrepreneurship. She is the Canada Ambassador of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, a volunteer grassroots movement in support of women in business globally to alleviate poverty. Milena’s commitment and passion for this cause is constantly in focus as she helps lead and inspire other women leaders and business owners.

Connect with her at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/milenaradakovic/

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The views and opinions expressed in the video are those of the host and guests and do not inherently or expressly reflect the views or position of MegaPixxMedia Ltd and their Affiliates.

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