Manager and co- owner of Paragon Travel

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At Paragon Travel I’m the sales manager re­spon­si­ble for look­ing af­ter staff, hu­man re­sources and in­ter­ac­tions with clients.

Af­ter high school I did a weld­ing ap­pren­tice­ship and took some cour­ses at St. Clair Col­lege in Wind­sor. At around that time, I had the op­por­tu­nity to get in­volved in travel and went into busi­ness. Travel was much more fun and in­ter­est­ing than weld­ing, be­cause at that time – about 20 years ago – there were a lot of bar­ri­ers re­lated to be­ing a woman in the trades; I found it very dif­fi­cult to over­come them.

I had done some busi­ness cour­ses at Cen­ten­nial Col­lege, but in the early days of Paragon, we were work­ing 70 to 80 hours a week. In 2010, when the busi­ness was more es­tab­lished, I was able to go back to school.

I’m tak­ing the busi­ness man­age­ment cer­tifi­cate at Ry­er­son’s Chang School. Af­ter

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