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Candace Gish

Divas That Care
Edmonton Area, AB, Canada

The #divasthatcare movement is an ever-evolving movement of positivity and progression. It is a group of cohesive women working toward a common goal as way makers for the next generation. By defining your purpose, you can do tremendous things for people around you.

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About Candace Gish

Hello, my name is Candace Gish and I am hard at work every single day in my mission to redefine the term DIVA. Now, I want you take a moment to imagine something with me.  After months of submitting press releases, participating in radio and podcast interviews, and attending countless networking events, your payoff is finally here.  You have landed a highly coveted meeting with a group of influential women who are all interested in hearing more about your product or service.  They would like to consider you for a substantial monetary donation and access to a large network of clients that fit your desired profile.

You walk into the conference room with your business plan, marketing materials, and recommendations in hand, ready to slay this meeting.  You know that this opportunity was all you needed to get the buy-in to level up your business and nothing is going to stand in your way.  As you take a seat at the table, you feel empowered and excited to join forces with such a talented group of women.  That is until you notice that your grin is not returned by over half of the group of women.  You wonder why, until the first woman speaks up.  She tells you that while you’re track record is impressive and your business is thriving, they have extreme reservations about introducing you to their network because you have not worked well with other women in the past.  They say they have testimonies that you have refused to collaborate with like-minded people in need of your advisement.  They say you are…a diva. Over time, due to the fear and intimidation that powerful women present, our power has become monetized, stripped, and exploited.  But we recognize that now is the time to reclaim and re-brand that power with a positive spin. We can only do that collectively, as an informed and unified community.  There is power in numbers and the Divas That Care Network supports harmony, empowerment, and positivity, by uplifting one another as a race of women.

We stand rooted in the wake of the inspiring, trailblazing women of the past and present, who forge their way past obstacles and becoming way makers for existing and upcoming generations.

This brings me to a favorite quote of mine:  “Nothing is impossible.  The word itself says, ‘I’m possible’.”

The brazen choices of women today and of the past have shaped my actions every single day.  Audrey Hepburn broke down the word impossible, which imprisons and deflects countless people daily and chose to mold it into a statement of empowerment.  That takes an enlightened mindset.  Those who have refused to yield for the barriers placed before them have gone on to do things that have shaped this world in unthinkable ways.  The impossible made possible.

I created the Divas That Care Network because I am the mother of four beautiful girls who look to me to model the hope and countless opportunities that lie in their futures.  I recognize and salute the power that a true DIVA holds.   A strong, informed, and empowered woman is a force to be reckoned with and admired.  She will not back down or accept no for an answer.  She works hard and pays her dues on her path to success, but not without often being overlooked and discounted by others, due to her self-assuredness.  She is a lover, a giver, loyal, and dedicated, but her passion is often mistaken for overconfidence.