Colette Leier

Colette is a keen advocate and supporter of economic advancement for the women in Africa.  She has been actively involved in mentoring, training and consulting locally and internationally for more than a decade.  Through her work, Colette has been privileged to share with women, their success stories of economic empowerment, increased participation in civil society and growing businesses particularly in Canada and Africa. Her work has also exposed her to developing relationships with Foreign Embassies, Trade Consulates, Non Profit Foundations and community organizations locally and internationally.  As a business owner, Colette has had the experience of starting her own business, spearheading procurement and research as well as interfacing with small business artisans in Africa.  She has lived in Africa and has over 10 years of retail and import experience of high end hand crafts and art from Africa.