ANNA AIDOO - ROLE MODEL & AMBASSADOR
Officially Inducted into the “National Wall of Role Models” on June 7, 2014 ( See full list www.BlackCanadianAwards.com )
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a wife and mother of four. I am a motivational speaker, talk show host, a mentor, and a women's advocate.
What many people may not know about you?
What people may not know about is that I am a very friendly person and I love to connect.
What's your inspiration and how do you get motivated?
Humanity is my inspiration, living and loving are what inspires me, I believe we all have it in us to be great and I work to make this a reality for myself as well as everyone I come across.
How do you balance work, family, friends and leisure?
I balance family, work, friends, and leisure by making time for each one as well as for myself. I try to do activities that include my family.
What's your experience as a Black person in Canada?
My experience as a black person in Canada is very positive, I am one to not look at every experience in colour but individually, so my experience has been great.
What would you like to be remembered for?
Once again it is important that each one of us focus on a legacy they want to leave behind and focus on it and never give up, at the end of the day the most important thing is what we are leaving behind for the next generation.
Are there as many opportunities for Blacks in Canada that can produce role models and institutions like Beyonce, Tyler Perry, Obama, BET ?I think people should do their best, have faith and believe that they are capable of anything they put their minds to. It's progressive to create your own opportunities and work with others to make their lives what they want it to be, I believe giving too much energy to the negative is a waste of time and does not help anyone.
What’s your understanding of Black History in Canada?
My understanding of black history in Canada is that our ancestors have paved a way for us so that we can go where they couldn't. Therefore we cannot rest on the good and not create anything, we must create and leave legacies!