Hello Darlings, The other night as I was speaking to one of my friends, we got into the topic of Instagram and what it really says about a person. After he boldly stated that if I was to go based off your Instagram (@MartaTryshak) as to the person that you really are then I don’t think I’d want to know you. After a few minutes of deliberation, I’ve come to conclude that in many ways Instagram puts forward our most superficial face.

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As he went on to point out that I do a great job growing and engaging my Instagram, it does not speak as to the person that I am. In fact, he went on to say that it is quite the opposite of who am I. Not the one to judge my character as looking at yourself from an outsiders standpoint is a mission failed type of a quest. However it got me thinking, what kind of image of our lives and ourselves do we curate on the Instagram? And yes, curate. Every single one of us curates the images that go up, in the same way that an art curator organizes an exhibit to convey the message. So what message are we sending?

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Hello Darlings, Most of the conversations on the topic of being a woman entrepreneur or a successful businesswoman tackle the issue of how to overcome the challenges. In my opinion that is a very short sighted view!

Marta Tryshak in Express, Burberry, Christian Louboutin

Being an entrepreneur comes with its own set of challenges that are unique to every individual; stating that because you’re a woman there are more challenges is simply unfair. In the years that I have graduated from university and set out to receive my first government grant to pursue a crazy dream, I have learned that being a woman in business has absolutely nothing to do with fairness. Yes, it is a fact that our natural tendency as a female is wanting to be liked and accepted  by our peers, a quality that often times cripples one’s advancement in a business world. Therefore, being a woman is not the challenge or disadvantage, it is our very own nature that often stands in the way of our success.

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